A major attraction in Munnar, Thoovanam Falls is a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. It is an ideal place to visit in Munnar to spot wild animals like elephants, langurs, Giant Grizzled Squirrel, and more with a variety of flora. Located within Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Falls is so stunning that many people just sit by the falls and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the place.
This waterfalls originates from the Pambar River and cascades into Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary from a height of 1400 feet. It flows here all around the year but for the best experience, you should plan your trip during the monsoon. This is the perfect time when the whole forest area is sprawling lush greenery and the rain sounds soothe your senses.
Many keen photographers visit Thoovanam Falls as it offers great photography opportunities. You can also capture incredible pictures and save them as memories to cherish for the rest of your life.
Trek to Thoovanam Falls
This is a famous trekking trail in Munnar. If trekking interests you, make your way through the jungle to reach Thoovanam Falls. This is a 4 km trek that begins from the Alampetty Check post; a guided programme, which takes about 3 hours to complete.
This is a moderate level trek, so if you are a beginner, this can be a great experience for you. And the sight of this waterfall takes away all the fatigue of the trek under the sun.
Visiting Hours: 7 am to 10 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm
Entry Charges: INR 200 (Guided Trekking Fee)
Things to do at Thoovanam Falls:
- Trek through the forest to reach this stunning waterfall.
- Sit by the fall and enjoy the natural charm.
- Listen to the birds chirping and soak in the scenic beauty.
- Spot animals like elephants and langurs along with colourful birds.
Click some pictures as memories to cherish later.
Best time to visit: July to August
Distance from Cochin International Airport: 152 km (approx.)
Distance from Cochin Harbour Terminus: 172 km (approx.)
- Here are some of the places to visit near Thoovanam Falls -
- Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Amaravathi Dam
- Lakkam Waterfalls
- Attukal Waterfalls
- Anamudi Peak
- Eravikulam National Park
- Floriculture Centre
Things to know before visiting Thoovanam Falls:
Wear a good pair of shoes for a great trekking experience.