Top 10 Waterfalls Near Trivandrum
1. Kallar Meenmutty Waterfalls
This waterfall is part of the forest with a glimpse of natural beauty surrounded by mountain ranges of western ghats. Since it is surrounded by forest, one needs to visit the Ecotourism to collect the visitor passes. They also arrange guided tours for the waterfalls. A few kilometres of a trek through the forest is all between you and the beautiful waterfalls. The Kallar river that flows through this forest adds additional beauty to the already beautiful surrounding.
2. Mankayam (Kalakkyam) Waterfalls
Mankayam waterfalls are located in the forest area of Idinjar near Trivandrum. The place sports a picturesque view and is also famous for bird watching. The origin of these streams of falls is actually from the Agasthyavanam forest. To feed your adventurous needs, there are several trek paths that take you to beautiful locations. At the bottom of these falls, you have small pools that are so attractive.
3. Kurisadi Waterfall
The Kurisadi waterfall that showers the pearls is situated around 45 km from Trivandrum. These secret waterfalls have to be visited after an adventurous trek along the trails of the forest. Our recommendation is to get along with your guide, and do not try it all by yourself. The moment you reach the falls, you will be welcomed by a wonderful sight. The pool you notice at the base of the falls is told to be with medicinal values. Get your photography skills sharpened because you will have many wonderful birds in these forest ranges.
4. Kombaikani Waterfall
Just 2 kms from the Meemmutty waterfall you will find this Kombaikani waterfalls. There are no transport facilities available to reach these gems. If you love trekking along the leafy wilderness, then this second waterfall near to Meenmutty falls is a must-visit. The drive to Ponmudi is amazing with several hairpins bends all along the way feeding your adrenaline rush. The stunning lovely views of the fall is the best gift after the long trek. The clean water in the stream gives an exceptional opportunity for the guest to relax after the walk.
5. Vazhvanthol Waterfall
Vazhvanthol waterfall, that cascades down in three levels, is in the valley of Bonacaud. It can be reached from Kanithan after a long & tough trek through the forest full of eucalyptus, bamboo and manjiyam plantations. The presence of such bamboo plantations should you hint to you something.
6. Bona Waterfalls
The falls is just 6 km from the Bonacaud Tea factory. And need special permission from the Forest department, one of the main reasons to have less number of visitors. Nothing is easy, and so this paradise. You need a trek of 4 km through the forest path to reach this waterfall.
7. Athirapally Waterfalls
Located over the Chalakudy river, this waterfall falls from a height of 80 feet passing through parallel streams. Also called one of the best sights to visit in Kerala, this waterfall is believed to look like Niagara falls during the monsoon season. Standing here one can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Sholayar hills alongwith the spectacular view of the waterfalls.
8. Vazhachal Waterfalls
Located at a distance of 7 kms from the Athirapally waterfalls, the Vazhachal waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls to visit. While entering the Sholayar forest range, this waterfall rests at the Chalakudy river which is at the lower stream of Athirapally waterfalls. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and amazing views to witness. Unlike Athirapally waterfall, this one falls from an inclined slope till 300 feet deep.
9. Courtallam Falls
Also called Kutralam falls, this waterfall is one of the magnificent waterfalls near Trivandrum which offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This place is also known as the ‘Spa of South’ during the monsoon season. Along with the mesmerizing beauty of the place, the water of the falls is known for having medicinal properties as it flows through the herb forest.
10. Soochipara Waterfalls
This waterfall is also called the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls which is situated at the Vellarimala mountain range of Wayanad. It is a 3-tier waterfall, which falls from an altitude of 200 meters and forms a large pool where people can swim and take a bath. This waterfall merges with the Chaliyar river passing through the Vellarimala Hills in the vicinity of Cherambadi in Tamil Nadu.