Thommankuthu Waterfalls

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Thommankuthu Waterfalls- Overview

Thommankuthu Waterfalls is a lovely tourist spot for anyone visiting Idukki. Thommankuthu is a lesser-known seven-step waterfall, famous for its scenic surroundings and incredible jungles, which has a lot to offer to tourists visiting Idukki, Kerala. This place in the middle of a primeval forest is renowned for the waterfalls and the enchanting rivers, which can be found all over this beautiful destination. With a distance of 18 km between them, Thommankuthu is very near to the town of Thodupuzha and can be visited on a day trip from Munnar.

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Thommankuthu waterfalls include a series of 12 falls spread over an area of 5 km. These 12 Thommankuthu waterfalls vary in height and pass through rich dense forests and tea plantations. There are two captivating waterfalls at the bottom of Thommankuthu, which are Thommankuthu and Ezhunilakuthu.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls Idukki gracefully winding across the wood are a sight to behold and are the perfect place to explore for ardent nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls- Story behind the name

The waterfall is named after its founder, Thommachan Kuruvinakunnel, who presented this striking falls to the world. The place boasts of rich flora and fauna and various caves, and viewpoints, which attract and mesmerize the visitors. The place provides the best opportunity for trekking, boating, rock climbing, sightseeing, bathing, bird watching, and much more. The best part is that as the place is an eco-tourism spot, you can go for trekking and bird watching expeditions for a relatively small fee. As you will go Thommankuthu direction, through the woods and caves, you can experience a huge adrenaline rush.

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The forests nearby Thommankuthu have been an abode to quite a few tribal communities. These communities live in and near caves like Pallapothu Cave, Mahakal Cave, and many others. If you trek deep in the thick forest, you can find the tribal settlements. However, you need prior permission from the Forest Department if you are planning to go deep and they will still send forest guides to help you access the tribal settlements.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls- Distance from nearby towns

The Thommankuthu distance is 25 km from Idukki, 48 km from Munnar, and 20 km from Thodupuzha. The place is connected by bus from Munnar and Thodupuzha. The nearest railway station to Thommankuthu is Aluva, which is situated at a distance of 67 Km from the place. This railway station has connectivity to all the important railway stations of the country, including Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Mangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, etc.


 If you are a fan of flying, you can take a flight to Cochin International airport, which is 52 km in Thommankuthu distance. To go from Kochi to Thommankuthu, you can take buses and taxis, which are available easily. The Kochi to Thommankuthu distance is about 70 km and can be covered within one and half hours by drive.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls Timings

Thommankuthu waterfalls are perfect for nature lovers and adventure lovers alike. The place welcomes nature lovers with the freshness of mountains, greenery, and fresh air, which makes it a good picnic spot. On the other hand, adventure lovers see the place as an opportunity for some exciting trekking. This place is among the best adventure sport locations in the district. You can visit Thommankuthu waterfalls any day between 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM, and the best part is that there is no entry fee to visit this beautiful place.


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Thommankuthu Waterfalls-Nearest tourist places

If you are staying at Thodupuzha for the weekend, you should also visit the other well-known waterfalls other than the Thommankuthu waterfalls. These waterfalls are in the region, above Ezhunila Kuthu. You can opt for trekking expeditions to cover the entire 12 km length, where you will get to spend the entire day in the forest.


A tourist guide will be provided to you for this expedition where you can spot various caves and wonders of nature in the form of huge butterflies and flying lizards, etc. If you are not into trekking, you can go for a stroll in the area and enjoy the calm surroundings, while stopping occasionally to get a beautiful sight of the river flowing down the rocks. With so many mesmerizing spots in the region, you should bring your camera so that you can capture the beautiful tree houses and the huts on your way!

Things to do at Thommankuthu Waterfalls Thodupuzha

Brimming with the cold waters enriched with innumerable attractions, Thommankuthu Waterfalls Thodupuzha tops the list of Thodupuzha tourist places. The seven-step Thommankuthu Waterfalls are amongst the most serene places to visit near Thodupuzha.

One of the most scenic Thodupuzha tourist places to get a glimpse of the river rolling down the rock, the roaring Idukki Waterfalls coupled with calm surroundings and dense and dark forests provide the perfect setup for riveting nature walks.

Blessed with plenty of mesmerizing locations, Thommankuthu Waterfalls Idukki encircled by greenery provides picturesque setups for capturing pictures. The rich flora and fauna around the waterfall hypnotize the visitors making it one of the most mesmerizing Thodupuzha tourist places.

Nestled in the woods, Thommankuthu Waterfalls is one of the enchanting places to visit in Thodupuzha to hear the chirps and chatters of birds and animals throughout the day.

Idukki Waterfalls provide an excellent avenue for adventure lovers for some exciting trekking into surrounding picturesque hills.

Boating, horse riding, and fishing are other activities to do when you visit one of the iconic natural places to visit near Thodupuzha, Thommankuthu Waterfalls Idukki.

Situated in the Southern part of Western Ghats, Idukki Waterfalls is one of the best places to visit in Thodupuzha to spend a day watching nature and drown in the waters of the falls.

Places to stay near Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu is also a weekend getaway for people residing in nearby towns and cities. With options of various budget places to stay in Thodupuzha, it is a perfect place for people looking for a break from their faced paced city lives and pollution. The place, with its several little-explored havens, welcomes visitors with its comforting calmness, fresh air, and clear waters.


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The pouring waters passing amongst rocks and the sheer incline up the mountain terrain makes some of the best trekking routes in the area. It is also not unusual to sight deer, wild tuskers, several rare exotic species of butterflies, and other wildlife species while exploring the areas around Thommankuthu waterfalls. Even though the place can be covered in a day, if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, you can choose to look for various places to stay in Thodupuzha. There are several small hotels, guest houses, and Thommankuthu resorts, and you can choose any one of them if you want to wake up in the lap of nature.

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