Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

Seemingly in the bosom of the rubber plantation of Kumarakom is this picturesque spot where a 100-foot (30 meters) waterfall cascades in numerous streams through jagged rocks. This site of exquisite beauty called ‘Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls’, is about 18 kilometers (11.25 miles) from Kottayam town and 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) along a sludge track from Kumarakom. Here brooks gurgle as they flow through the lush rubber vegetation, and the water roars down the mountain from such a height. Aruvikkuzhi is a popular picnic spot and is not missed by any traveler to Kumarakom. Stroll through the rubber wilderness, and photograph the streams and the waterfall from different perspectives. Surrounded by immense greenery, the cool mountain breeze fills your hungry lungs and rejuvenates your body and soul.

On the same day you can plan a trip to Pathiramanal or Sands of Midnight, an enchanting island on Vembanad Lake which can be accessed by boat from here. Pathiramanal is a picturesque 10 acre island on the backwaters, home to a diverse array of migratory birds from different parts of the world. If mythology is to be believed, a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to offer his evening prayers, and the water miraculously made way for the land to rise from below! Find out some fascinating legends associated with these sites, and bring back a slice of the simple country life on the backwaters.

Special Attributes

The waterfall cascading from a height of 100 feet is truly an awe-inspiring spectacle.


Town:
Kottayam bus station
Airport:
Cochin International Airport
Railway Station:
Kottayam railway station
District:
Kottayam
Longitude:
9.603643
Latitude:
76.667082

Tourist Place to Visit in Kottayam District, Kerala