Meenmutty waterfalls lures visitors with its natural splendour and serene location

The waterfall is in Kummil panchayat that lies between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts. Photo: Shutterstock/Chaithanya Krishnan

The foamy water that cascades through the giant rocks grants a magical ambience to the iconic Meenmutty waterfalls. As the water fall gathered volume during the monsoon, Kummil panchayat where Meenmutty is located, instantly became the favourite spot of tourists.

Visitors flock here every day to enjoy the waterfall at the border between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts.

This serene view of water cascading from the golden peak of Ponmudi on the Western Ghats could be seen only after you take a long walk through the tropical woods. The trek to reach the falls begins downstream at the Kallar village on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Walking through the trail towards the falls, flanked by gigantic trees with their looping branches and roots forming a green canopy by themselves, is a refreshing experience.

Meenmutty generally does not offer you a majestic waterfall like the one at Athirappilly in Thrissur district, but it nevertheless never fails to bowl you over. Visitors are barred from getting too close to the falls, but you can take in the beauty of the cascading water from a safe distance.

Facilities like resting areas have been arranged here for the visitors. Lots of people could be seen taking a dip in the cool waters. Interestingly, there is a temple close to the waterfall which was visited by Sree Narayana Guru.

Hundreds of devotees visit the temple during Karkidaka Vavu to pay obeisance to their ancestors. You could reach Meenmutty waterfall from Kilimanoor – Kuravamkuzhi via Kallara and Kadakkal routes in the MC Road. 

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