Set in the wooded amphitheater, Thommankuthu waterfalls gracefully falls from a height of 40 meters. It's a must see travel place in Kerala that is the profound discovery of the great hunter, Mr. Thommachan Kuruvinakunnel, who let the world know of this beautiful waterfall in the jungle in the late 1920s. And that is how the place got its name. No wonder it's a popular attraction for the nature lovers but it has been quite renowned amongst trekkers as well. The trek around the waterfall is renowned its unique flora, and fauna. Further adding excitement to the trek are caves along the mountains paths and tribal villages. Trekkers: Don't forget to take the permit from the forest department before starting the trekking expedition.
18 kilometers from Thodupuzha, Thommankuthu Waterfall can be approached by hiring a taxi from the nearby towns like Karimannor, Vannappuram, and Udumbannoor.
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At the pool of the waterfall, tourists can take bath but not in the monsoon season when the volume of the water increases. Trekking is yet another adventure activity that one can enjoy here. Starts at 9 in the morning, this trek will take one on an exploration to the nearby forest where one can spot wild elephants, goats, sambar, largest butterfly, etc.
Keezharkuthu Waterfall, Cheeyappara and Valara Waterfalls, Thekkady, Kumaly, Malankara Reservoir, Mangala Devi Temple, Meenuli, Chellarkovil, Palkulamedu Peak, Ramakkalmedu Peak and Kalvari Mount are some of the sightseeing places that one must when on a visit to the Thommankuthu Waterfalls.
Rs 20 per adults and Rs 10 for the children
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