Thommankuthu is famous for it’s seven step waterfalls. Thommankuthu waterfalls is now one of the best adventure tourism spot in Idukki.
Unlike other waterfalls, the beauty of Thommankuthu is in it’s cascade fashion. Apart from the waterfalls, this eco tourism destination can offer several caves and viewpoints as well.
In order to experience the waterfalls at the fullest one has to trek almost 12 kms up hill. Because of the same reason tourists will prefer to trek up to first two falls thommankuthu and ezhunilakuthu.
The trekking experience will be memorable and you will be getting a very good opportunity to explore the nature in silence.The seven stepped waterfall is a major attraction of the region.There are also small cascades and rapids that certainly contribute to the look and feel. Multiple waterfalls means multiple pools.
thommankuthu trekking is one of the best trekking options in Kerala. The place is ideal for nature lovers as well since they will get an opportunity to experience the cool mountain stream and enjoy the thommankuthu forest. If you are a adventure guy + nature lover, then you are the right place.
There are certain pools which are slightly dangerous, but places which are safe for swimming is also available. No need to ask a qustion like “Is thommankuthu waterfalls safe for family” yes, it is.
September to May is the best time to visit thommankuthu waterfalls. The rocks and trekking paths will be slippery during rainy seasons. Entry to Thommankuthu waterfall area is restricted to the hours between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
For the real adventure trekkers
There is a tribal village up the mountain. One need to trek almost 14 Kilometers through the thommankuthu forest to reach the hill top. This trek requires prior permission from the Forest Department. They will send a Forest Guard as escort as well.
It would be best if you can manage a local guide from there. The trekking path and rocks will be slippery and you will find some loose stones as well. It is advisable to have a good pair of trekking shoes with you for this journey.
You will see certain caves on your way and that will give some level of excitement for you. But playing with monkeys on your way is not safe and not recommended.
The list of wataerfalls at Thommankuthu
How to reach thommankuthu waterfalls
Thommankuthu is only 17 kms from Thodupuzha, one of the major nearby towns. There are regular bus services that take you from Thodupuzha to the waterfalls. From Thodupuzha, take Munnar bus that goes through Thommankuthu.
Nearest towns : Thodupuzha at 17 kms and Karimannoor at 8 Kms.
Bus Station : Thodupuzha Bus Station at 17 Kms
Taxi/ Auto-rikshaw Hire : Thodupuzha at 17 Kms
Railway Station : Cochin at 60 Kms and Kottayam at 60 Kms.
Air port : Cochin Int’l Airport (COK)at 80 Kms.