Tourist Places in Kerala

Thommankuthu waterfalls

Located 20 kms from Thodupuzha, Thommankuthu is a small and beautiful, wild waterfall with the serene and pristine beauty of the forest and stream. The place is ideal for nature lovers and attracts thousands of tourists every year. The wild beauty of the scenic waterfall will steal the heart of any traveller.

A marvellous wonder of the nature, the seven-step waterfall here is a much-loved picnic spot. At each step there is a cascade and a pool beneath.

Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism. To enjoy the panoramic beauty the best way is to undertake a trek that takes one to the top of the mountain, a nearly 12 kms climb. Under the present circumstance only one-day tours can be conducted owing to the lack of boarding and lodging facilities. The 'Chitrakoodam' project aims at installing essential and basic facilities here. Boating can be arranged in the serene lake and fishing, together with horse riding in the valleys and adventure sports.

There are buses from Thodupuzha, which is 18 kms away from Thommankuthu. There are accommodation facilities available in and around the city of Thodupuzha. There is a PWD Rest House at Thodupuzha and the reservation authority is the District Collector, Idukki. There are also hotels and restaurants in Thodupuzha.

Meenuliyarmudi (at vannapuram panchayathu), Keezharkuthu (Uumpannoor) and Irukallumud (Velliyammattom) are other famous small tourist centres near Thommankuthu.

Getting there
By air : 80kms from Nedumbassery Airport
By rail :60 km from Kochi, 60km from Kottayam
By road : 20kms from Thodupuzha by Munnar-Thommankuthu bus.

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