Thommankuthu is a famous seven-step waterfall, known for its picturesque settings and amazing lush green jungles that offers plenty of scope for adventure tourism in Idukki. Located approximately 17 km from Thodupuzha in Idukki district of Kerala, this majestic fall is one of the most popular attractions in Munnar, surrounded by rich dense forests and tea plantation. The tourists visit this heavenly attraction to experience forest trekking, rock climbing, nature walk, bathing, etc. and to capture their shots in camera to save the memories forever.
Thommankutha has been turned into an eco tourism spot with series of waterfalls, dense & lush green jungles, caves, and viewpoint that offer the most fascinating glimpse of Western Ghats. The water at Thommankutha cascades in full flow, allowing tourists to take a bath in the refreshing water and feel the coolness of mountain stream. One can take in the succulent aroma of the woods and enjoy exciting trekking in the pristine terrains of hilly forests.
While trekking, tourists can spot monkeys, birds, and other small animals that are a part of the jungle. They can even take camping facility, available at selected place in the forest. Although, there are not many options to stay in Thommankutha, the visitors can comfortably plan their stay at Thodupuzha, which already has several lodges and hotels.
Some people believe that Thommankuthu waterfall is named after a tribal leader 'Thomman', who fell into the speeding water of the falls while crossing the river. The waterfall has a height of around 1500 meters and there is a pool at the bottom of the fall, which gives a very unique feel to the place.