The forests of the Western Ghat are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side.
Almost all these scintillating Cascades are the venues for picnics and excursions round the year in Kerala. Here is the list of famous and noted waterfalls in Kerala state.
Palaruvi Waterfalls in Kerala (75 km from Kollam):
Palaruvi which means stream of milk makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 ft. The Palaruvi wood are a beautiful picnic spot.
Athirapally Waterfalls in Kerala (63 km from Thrissur):
At the entrance to the Sholayar Ranges, this 80 ft high waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
Vazhachal Waterfalls in Kerala (68 km from Thrissur):
Just a short drive from Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall is close to dense, green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy River. Athirappally and Vazhachal, are the famous waterfalls of Kerala, attracting tourists in plenty.
Attukad Waterfalls in Kerala (9 km from Munnar in Idukki):
A land of waterfalls and inviting green hills, Attukad, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is excellent for long treks.
Thommankuthu Waterfalls in Kerala (17 km from Thodupuzha in Idukki):
Famous for its seven-step waterfall, Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism.
Thusharagiri Waterfalls in Kerala (50 km from Kozhikode):
Waterfalls and streams abound in this hilly region with excellent trekking tracts, located near Vythiri in Wayanad.
Meenmutty Waterfalls in Kerala (29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad):
An interesting 2 km jungle trek will lead to the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. Water drops from nearly 1000 ft over three stages, presenting a triple-decker effect.
Chethalayam Waterfalls in Kerala (12 km east of Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad):
A lovely place to visit, trekking enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the climb up the rocks to the waterfall.
Sentinel Rock Waterfalls in Kerala (22 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad):
Locally Known as Soochipara, or needle rock, the pool at the foot of the falls is ideal for a quick dip.