Not many might be aware of this, but the unparalleled natural beauty of Munnar has earned it the title of “Kashmir of the South”. The reason is the many picturesque waterfalls in and around the town, which carry the waters of the rivers Madupetti, Periavaru, Nallathanni on the Kannan Devan Hills.
The way to these waterfalls is every bit a reflection of paradise on Earth. You’ll be passing through several tea plantations and breathtaking locations, finally arriving above the clouds, which is where most of the falls start. Ask anyone who’s been to Munnar and you’re sure to get excited testimonies of experiences that were truly unforgettable.
Some of the irresistible waterfalls in and around the town are:
- Attukal Waterfalls (9 km from Munnar)
- Lakkom Water Falls (25 km from Munnar)
- Chinnakanal or Power House Waterfalls at 2000 meters above sea level (18 km from Munnar)
- Cheeyappara Waterfalls (35 km from Munnar)
- Nayamakad Waterfalls at 1,600 metres above sea level (10 km from Munnar)
- Valara Waterfalls (42 km from Munnar)
Avoid visiting Munnar in the winters as the weather is chilly to the extreme. Landslides are a common phenomenon close to the waterfalls, so late June to early July should also be avoided.