17 Famous Waterfalls in Kerala with Breathtaking Images

Kerala is blessed with a lot of eternal beauties that must be seen everyone in their lifetime.  Waterfalls are one of these beauties of Kerala that are considered as prime locations for many moviemakers. At these locations, directors are assured to get the amazing scenes. Recently, some scenes of a most renowned movie, named as Bahubali is directed on the Athirappilly Waterfalls. This movie is highly appreciated by the critics and viewers as well due to its outstanding scenes.

Kerala is the home to myriads of scenic beauty. From beautiful waterfalls to lush green hill stations, one can truly enjoy nature’s lap in the state. The waterfalls in Kerala are symbolic of beauty at their best. 

Top 17 Waterfalls in Kerala

If you want to go for a dip or simply enjoy the scenic view, the Kerala waterfalls offer the best of all. 

#1 Thommankuthu Waterfalls:

Waterfall Thommankuthu Kerala


This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala that offers magnificent views to its visitors. This scenic Thommankuthu waterfall is a seven-step waterfall, located 18 km from Thodupuzha. The commendable landscape views enable you to appraise this God’s own country and you will love to stay here for the long time. This is surely a visual treat for its visitors. The striking flora and fauna setting make this waterfall even more delighted. You must visit this beautiful and artistic creation of God.

#2 Nyayamkadu Waterfalls:

Meenmutty Waterfalls

This popular waterfall is situated about 10 km from Munnar, on the way to Rajamalai.  This scenic waterfall is surrounded with lush green vegetation which looks awesome during the monsoon months, i.e. June to September. This is an ideal place for the fishing and trekking enthusiasts. It is a base camp for the trekking. Its astonishing tea gardens enable you to click beautiful pictures. The rich green forest of Nyayamkadu attracts visitors from all over the world.

#3 Thoovanam:

Thoovanam - Waterfall in Kerala

A peaceful walk and trek through the forest of deers, and eye-pleasing butterflies to the Thoovanam waterfalls is a must-see place on your next trip to Kerala. It is located inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary which is vibrant with mesmerizing flora and fauna. The waterfalls formed by the Pamba River provide a serene feel in the lush green forest. Post-monsoon is the best time to visit these waterfalls. 

#4 Thusharagiri Waterfalls:

Waterfall Thusharagiri Kerala

This snowflake look like waterfall is located at around 50kms away from Calicut. The rays of the beautiful sun are directly reflected to the water surface which gives an awesome scene to this waterfall. This cascading waterfall is certainly a pleasure to visit as it also offers everlasting scope for rock climbing and trekking. You can also enjoy the wildlife sanctuary visits.

#5 Meenmutty Waterfalls:

This gorgeous waterfall is considered as a proud of Kerala. When you visit this waterfall you will surely applaud for this ultimate creation of the God. Really, this is an awesome waterfall that caters to beautiful valleys and amazing sights and sounds of the forests. Meenmutty waterfall is a three-tiered waterfall, situated in Wayanad.

#6 Athirappilly Waterfalls:

Athirappilly Waterfalls Kerala

This is a largest waterfall in Kerala, located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River. This is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls of this majestic state. Athirappily waterfall is also renowned as Suren Chellakutti Falls and nick named as The Niagara of India.  The spectacular beauty of this waterfall mesmerizes its visitors so don’t forget to visit this amazing waterfall.

According to some online sources blockbuster movie Baahubali, some shooting sequences were shot here.

#7 Lakkam:

Lakkam Waterfalls

The waterfalls are surrounded by lush green forest and are a must-visit for all those who find peace in nature’s lap. It is situated near Munnar and stands at a massive height of 50 feet. The water gets collected in a small pond and gives you a refreshing opportunity of experiencing the mineral water of the waterfall. You can find the originating source of the waterfalls on your visit to Eravikulam Plateaus. 

#8 Palaruvi:

Palaruvi called as a stream of milk, is a perfect picnic spot in Kerala, where you can enjoy trekking through forest to reach the waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful picturesque waterfalls of the state. The spellbinding beauty of this waterfall can be experienced with the mist-clad blue hills and the surrounded green valleys. Palaruvi is situated at about 75 kms from Kollam. The tranquil virgin forest of Palaruvi waterfall gives many scenic views to its visitors.

#9 Cheeyappara Waterfall:

CheeyapparaWaterfalls Munnar Kerala

If you are in Munnar then you must visit Cheeyappara waterfalls. This is a famous tourist destination and highly known as Swiss of South India. It is located at the Kochi-Madurai highway. The amazing water cascades, dense forest, rolling hills, tea and coffee plantations make this destination even more cherishing. The best time to visit this waterfall during and after the monsoon months. This will be an ideal destination for the trekking lovers and mountaineers. Your trip to Cheeyappara waterfall will be really a feast for your eyes.

#9 Mulamkuzhi Waterfalls:

Mulamkuzhi waterfall is located in Mulamkuzhi village in the district Ernakulam. The crystal clear water of the Mulamkuzhi River is the origin point of this waterfall. The water of this waterfall is very clear and sweet and considered as medicated water. This enchanting sight is also considered as the meeting point of Periyar and Perumthode rivers. This amazing and mind-blowing waterfall will give you heavenly feeling that will stay long in your mind for sure.  Really, it’s very hard to describe the beauty of Mulamkuzhi waterfall in some words; you must visit this destination while touring in Kerala. Srees Tours & Travels offers lowest priced kerala tour packages for Waterfalls, Houseboat, Hill Stations and many other Kerala destinations.

#10 Dhoni Waterfalls:

This small and lovely waterfall is located in a reserve forest area, near to the Palakkad town. Dhoni waterfall requires 3 hours trekking to reach through the forest. The refreshing beautiful surroundings of this waterfall give scenic views to its visitors. While trekking on the Dhoni hills, you can also experience some wildlife. The best time to visit this waterfall is just immediately after the monsoon.

#11 Soochipara Waterfalls:

Soochipara Waterfalls Kerala

This waterfall is also renowned as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. This three-tiered waterfall is located in Vellarimala, Wayanad and surrounded by the deciduous and evergreen forests. Soochipara offers so many scenic views and considered as an ideal destination for the rock climbing. This waterfall requires 2 kms trekking of dense forest. You will surely enjoy this spectacular waterfall.

#12 Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls:

This fantastic waterfall is located on the banks of Pamba River about 36 kms from the Pathanamthitta district. This is a popular tourist destination and covers the same crowd of both domestic and foreign visitors. This waterfall is also renowned as The Great Honey Stream. This natural fall is balanced on the Sahyadri Range. It is a good picnic spot and ideal for photo shoots. This is a safer bathing spot as well, so if you would like to get enjoyable water dips then visit Perunthenaruvi Waterfall.

#13 Chethalayam:

If you are a trekking and adventure buff, this waterfall in Kerala is the perfect visit for you. To reach Chethalayam waterfalls you ought to complete a 4 km trek full of scenic beauty. To visit here requires special permission from the forest department. The lush green of the majestic waterfall is a highlight amongst the visitors. For adventure enthusiasts, the trek to Chethalayam Waterfall also includes rock climbing. Post monsoon is the best time to visit Chethalayam waterfalls. 

#14 Power House Waterfalls:

On the way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the spot is the perfect scenic break. Through the tree plantation and green mountains stands a majestically large waterfall. One of the most beautiful among the Kerala waterfalls, Power House Waterfalls are an attraction point for nature lovers and offer a view of mighty western mountain ranges. The locals there believe that the waterfalls have healing powers. The waterfall is free to visit from 6:00 PM to 5:30 PM. 

#15 Meenvallam:

Meenvallam Waterfall

Deep into jungles near Palakkad district of Kerala is situated a beautiful waterfall, Meenvallam. It is the last waterfall among the ten waterfalls between Palakkad and Mannarkkad. The first two steps of the waterfall are available for swimming and bathing. Meenvallam waterfalls originate from Kalladikodan Hills and have five steps ranging from 100 feet to 125 feet. A short destination has to be placed in your itinerary. 

#16 Nyayamakad:

One of the highest waterfalls in Kerala, Nyayamakad waterfalls is located near the Eravikulam National Park. The water falling from almost 1500 feet creates a magnificent view for nature lovers. For those with adventurous blood, the waterfall is the place for many water sports activities. The mesmerizing view of Nilgiri Thar and Anamudi enhances the view for nature lovers near the waterfall. One can also enjoy the view of beautiful Western Ghat Valleys near the waterfalls. 

#17 Valara:

Image Credit: “Augustus Binu

On the way to Munnar, Valara waterfalls are situated, adorned by the lush green dense forest. One of the best waterfalls in Kerala, the waterfalls are of great 1000 feet height. The best time to visit Valara Waterfalls is post-monsoon and is an ideal one-day trip in your itinerary. It also offers trekking and other adventure opportunities with a majestic view to the visitors. 

These are fantastic waterfalls of the God’s own country, Kerala. This list of stunning waterfalls will surely motivate you to plan your trip to Kerala. Though it’s difficult to visit all the waterfalls in your one trip but this list will certainly induce you plan your trip to Kerala again and again. Kerala is a place where you can cherish various amazing creations of God at each and every corner. Its heavenly beauty and peaceful environment bounds every visitor to stay here for the long time. So, plan your trip to Kerala waterfalls and enjoy the most wonderful time of the lifetime.

FAQs about Waterfalls in Kerala

1. How many waterfalls are there in Kerala?

Kerala is home to 27 mesmerizing waterfalls. These giant, scenic beauty spots are well-known for picnics and day trips all year long. Your eyes would never get tired of feasting on the lush Kerala waterfalls.

2. Which waterfalls have banned swimming?

Manimuthar Falls has banned swimming.

3. Which are the top 5 waterfalls in Kerala?

Kerala is the home to many eye-pleasing waterfalls. Among the many, the top 5 waterfalls include Athirappilly, Meenamutty, Palaruvi, Vazhachaal, and Chethalayam waterfalls. The waterfalls are perfect picnic spots. They also present the majestic beauty of nature.

4. Which waterfall is shown in Bahubali Movie?

The movie Bahubali was shot at Athirapally waterfalls. The ‘Niagara of India’, Athirapally is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Sholayar range where it presents an exhilarating experience to see the Chalakudy River tumble down the steep granite boulders into a cloud of frothy spray.

Image Courtesy: Flickr/dhruvaraj, Wikipedia.org/Athirappillywikipedia.org/CheeyapparaSoochipara_Falls, Flickr/Gokul

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