Dhoni hills Palakkad – Top Hill Station in Kerala

The misty mountains make Palakkad one of the major tourism centres of the country.

Malampuzha dam and its surrounding mountains are the prime tourism location in Kerala for more than five decades now.

But Dhoni, a reserve forest with its misty mountains just 12 km from Palakkad town, is emerging as a major tourism centre.

Tourists interested in watching nature at close quarters attract the Dhoni waterfalls, particularly Sapal waterfalls at Parasuramkundu.

It is also easy to reach the waterfalls and other beautiful spots inside the reserve forest. A four-km walk from Dhoni main road will take you to the beautiful waterfall and the forest area, which is rich in wildlife like elephant, tiger, deer, etc.

It is an ideal place for trekking. One can walk down to Malampuzha and Meenvallam waterfalls from Dhoni through the thick forests.

It is only five-km trekking through the forest to Malampuzha. There is a winding dirt track going up the hill, but for the more adventurous, there are enough steep climbs to whet your appetite once you leave the road. A two-hour walk from the main road will bring you to a beautiful stream, which is a picnic location. One can take bath in the down stream. One can go by jeep up to the waterfalls and beyond.

The waterfalls are full during monsoon and it overflows with beautiful small streams gushing down to Malampuzha dam side.

The best time to visit Dhoni is soon after the monsoon rains. En route the waterfalls, there is an abandoned bungalow constructed by the British who were running orange and cardamom estates at Dhoni. The Kavarakunnu bungalow was constructed in 1857.

An excellent network of roads connects Dhoni with other towns & cities.
The Nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 55 Km from Palakkad.
Railway Station:
Palakkad railway station is the nearest one.

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