Kerala is enriched with number of majestic waterfalls as a gift of Western Ghats. Athirappilly waterfalls, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls and Maramala waterfalls are some among them.
Almost all districts of Kerala is having at least one waterfall except Alappuzha. But when it comes to Kasaragod district, waterfalls are least exposed to the outside world.
Kasaragod is often named as land of Lords and Forts and one of the most beautiful districts in Kerala state endowed with 9 rivers, hills, beaches, backwaters, as well as temples.
Pulikode waterfalls Kottodi
Pulikode waterfalls at Kottodi is now drawing tourists in droves. Many people are visiting the spot to enjoy this spectacular view, a gift of the monsoon season.
The waterfall is formed by the tributaries of area Prayampallam, Chulli, and Kollampana. Water from all of them falls from a height of around 40 feet.
Badiyadka panchayat has launched efforts to invite the attention of tourists to the waterfall, which is situated in a border village, and thereby boost the tourism potential of the panchayat. Badiyadka is also known as Badiadka.
The name Badiadka is derived from Badi (“temple and adka”), ground now known as Kinnimani poomani temple. We can see this old temple in Badiadka and this place is on the top of a small hill with eye catching scenery. The state highway to Karnataka passes through the town.
As part of the tourism initiatives here, a rain trip was organised to Pulikode. Tourists currently come to know about this waterfall through Social Medias.
The major attraction of Pulikode waterfall is that, it is so safe that even children can visit the spot. The district can plan monsoon tourism projects including Pulikode. A package also comprising Ranipuram eco-tourism centre can attract local as well as foreign tourists, opine tour operators.
How to reach Pulikode Waterfalls
To reach Pulikode, one should travel 26 km from Kanhangad via Chullikkara and Kottod and those coming from Kasargod should take Pallathunkal, Kollampana route.
Nearest Railway Station: Kanhangad Railway Station
If the Kerala tourism department takes over Pulikode waterfall, which is gorgeous than the Athirampuzha waterfall, they can keep the flag flying in the tourism sector.