Considered to be amongst the most beautiful waterfalls in Munnar, Valara Falls never fail to enthrall visitors. One needs to make a short trek through dense and mossy forests abundant with wildlife to see this 300 meters high towering fall created by the Deviyar River.
Attractions: Famous picnic spot with lush green hills surrounding the waterfall.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 38 km
How to reach: Ernakulam Railway Station is at 97 km, Aluva Railway Station is at 76 km. Cochin International Airport (COK) is at 74 km. Following which, a bus or cab can be hired.
Tucked on Kochi - Madurai Highway, between Neriamangalam and Adimali, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls near Munnar, the Cheeyapara waterfalls. The waterfall is famous for its seven-tiered cascading structure and is truly a sight to behold.
The water gushes down over seven different rocks and the sound of water falling force down cannot be described in words. For those of you looking for an adrenaline rush, the waterfalls are also famous for trekking along the rocky terrain and difficult to navigate pathways in the 2 acres of forests surrounding the area.
Attractions: Trekking, mountaineering and rock climbing among the green hills encircling the waterfall.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 38 kmHow to reach: Nearest railway station, Aluva is about 112 km. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, via Aluva - Munnar Rd, about 108 km from Munnar.
One of the most gorgeous Munnar waterfalls includes the Thoovanam waterfalls, the heart, and soul of the quaint little town Chinnar. The waterfalls offer a striking view of natural splendor around – water gushing down and striking the rocks with full force, lovely green hills singing with the water, and turquoise waters of the River Chinnar buzzing next to you.
The trek to the waterfalls is calming in its own right – moderately difficult yet calming, and the sight of the falls at the end of the trek is enough to take away all your fatigue.
Attractions: Trekking to the falls from Alampetty Check post. It is a guided programme which usually takes 3 hours from the check post and offers stunning views of natural beauty sprinkled all around.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 60 kmHow to reach: Cochin Airport is about 150 km from Chinnar and the railway station is 130 km.
A popular spot for locals as well as travelers, the picturesque Attukal Waterfalls are nestled amidst rolling hills thick with vegetation. During monsoons, these 1000 meter high falls are covered in mist and are surrounded by seasonal flowers, making them even more enchanting.
Attractions: Swimming in the pool, trekking, dirt biking, photography etc.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: Approximately 10 km.
How to reach: The nearest railway station is at Aluva which is at a distance of 108 km.
Lakkam waterfalls are one of the most captivating Munnar waterfalls that offer the perfect spot for spending a fun-filled picnic day with your family. The falls also features a freshwater pond beneath them where you can dip your feet into the icy cold water and go swimming if you are the adventurous kind.
The lush green hills lend a segregated feeling to the whole place and it is easy to lose oneself in the serenity and tranquility offered by the place.
Attractions: Plan your trip to Lakkam along with a visit to the nearby Eravikulam National Park. Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 25 km
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 27 km
How to reach: Nearest railway stations to Munnar are Aluva (110km), Ernakulam Jn (130km), and Madurai (135km). By road, you can reach here easily from Munnar town. You can also take a cab from Munnar town to Lakkam.
Located in the Idukki district is one of the most dazzling waterfalls near Munnar, the Kuthumkal falls. The awe-inspiring fall of pristine white waters over a rock, after winding and slithering along the rough landscape is truly mesmerizing. The natural brilliance sprinkled around paired with the pollution free environs and serene ambience make it a hotbed for tourists every year.
Whether you are visiting for the sheer rush of trekking through the difficult terrain to reach the falls or looking to get away from city life and all that is entails – you will be pleasantly surprised at Kuthumkal.
Attractions: Picnic spot, trekking, an ideal spot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 24 kmHow to reach: Nearest Airport is Kochi, 130 km from Munnar. The nearest major railhead to Munnar is Kochi, around 120 km from the city.
The Chinnakanal falls are one of the most scenic Munnar waterfalls, located near Chinnakanal village after Devikulam. The falls are considered sacred by the locals, as the water is said to originate from the sacred Devikulam hills. Experience calmness and serenity like never before as you take a walk along the green forests around the fall.
Or get an adrenaline rush trekking along the steep slopes of the hill. The gorgeous pool at the bottom is ideal for a day of splashing around in the water with your partner or enjoying a fun-filled day with your family.
Attractions: Devikulam Lake is 2 km from Chinnakanal Waterfalls / Power House Falls and can be visited together.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 16 kmHow to reach: The nearest railway station is located in Angamaly, located 120 km away from Munnar. The nearest airport to the city is Cochin International airport, located 125 km away from Munnar.
This gigantic 1600 meter high waterfall, nestled amidst the majestic Western Ghats, is one of the most visited waterfalls in Munnar. They are situated amidst fragrant tea plantations and forests of sandalwood letting you into the amazing tranquillity of nature.
Attractions: Picnic spot, trekking, Eravikulam National Park.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 10 km
How to reach: The nearest railway station is 90 km away from Munnar. The nearest airport to the city is Cochin International airport, located 92 km away from Munnar.
Also known as Rainbow Falls for the striking play of sunlight, Keezharkuthu Waterfalls is one of Munnar’s most beautiful attractions. This 1500 metre fall, cascading down unique step-like rock formations are surrounded by dense forests known for their medicinal plants and housing porcupine and elephants.
Attractions: Trekking, camping, and rock climbing. Around Keezharkuthu Waterfalls, one can find plenty of sightseeing places like Thommankuthu waterfall, Kalvari Mount, and Ramakkalmedu Peak.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 52 km
How to reach: The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 70 km. Ernakulam Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is about 58 km away.
Being one of the smallest waterfalls in Munnar, does not take away from its beauty of silvery white waters rustling almost at the ground level. Surrounded by mist-covered fragrant tea plantations, these falls are quite a sight to behold. You can spend plenty of time near these falls soaking in the soothing sounds of the nature around you.
Attractions: The falls are in close proximity to Sita Devi Lake, which is yet another attraction in Devikulam. It is an also ideal location for a nature walk, sightseeing, and trekking.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 8 km
How to reach: The nearest railway station is in Kottayam tucked 149 km away from the district. The closest airport is in Cochin which is about 150 km away. Taxis and Buses are easily available from Cochin to Devikulam.
Power House Falls
This waterfall derives its unique name due to its proximity to an old powerhouse and is amongst the most popular tourist attractions in Munnar. Locally they are also known as Chinnakanal falls. Gushing down from a height of around 2000 meters over steep rocks they are said to originate from the sacred Devikulam Lake.
Attractions: Discover exotic orchids like Wintergreen and Aerides in the surrounding forests. Spot birds like Whistling Schoolboy, Kestrel, and Quails. Hiking and mountain bike riding are popular activities.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 16 Km
How to reach: Located around 17 kilometers from Munnar, they are reachable through Munnar-Udumalpet Road and Munnar Bypass onto Anachal-Kunchithanny Road and Vayanasala Road.
As a part of the seven-step waterfall circuit, Thommankuthu Falls are famous for their natural beauty and are amongst the most charming waterfalls in Munnar. This 40-meter high waterfall, named after the well-known hunter Thommachan Kuruvinakunnel, was discovered in the 1920s. The Forest Department manages tourist activities in the region like trekking, forest tours, and bird watching.
Attractions: Explore nearby caves, tribal villages, and untouched nature trails as you walk amidst lush forests surrounding the falls. Spot wild elephants, sambar, and dragon-tailed flying lizards in the forests.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 17 km
How to reach: Located around 35 kilometers from Munnar, they are reachable via Munnar Bypass, Anachal-Kunchithanny Road, and Rajakkad-Kuthumkal-Mailadumpara Road.
Their location amidst lush and fragrant tea plantations, make Periyakanal Waterfalls one of the most visited tourist attractions in Munnar. It is a great spot to spend time amidst the tranquillity of nature listening to the soothing sounds of the gushing waters.
Attractions: The spot is perfect for nature photography and long leisurely nature walks. Visit the nearby tea gardens. Take a shower in the cool waters of the fall. Visit the nearby Aanayirangal Dam.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 23 km
How to reach: Located around 27 kilometers from Munnar, they are reachable through Munnar-Udumalpet Road towards General Hospital Road.
The rushing curtains of water of this scenic waterfall surrounded by colorful wildflower are an amazing sight. Known as one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Munnar, Ripple Falls is an idyllic spot to detach oneself from the chaos of the busy city life and spend time amidst untouched beauty of nature.
Attractions: This is the perfect spot for taking pictures of the pristine surroundings. Hike amidst the luxurious forests and spot exotic orchids and trees. Have a picnic with the family. Take a long cooling dip in the plunge pool beneath the waterfall.
Distance from Munnar Bus Stand: 14 km
How to reach: The waterfall is located around 20 kilometers from Munnar. They are reachable through Munnar-Udumalpet Road via Anachal-Kunchithanny Road.