Iruthode waterfalls lures visitors with its mesmerizing beauty

You could reach the waterfall by trekking for half a kilometer from Peruvali via the banks of the lake. Photo: Manorama

The foamy waters of the Iruthode waterfalls of Pathanamthitta, amidst the thick woods, have been drawing tourists and nature lovers. The serene water that embraces the rocks, cascades into a beautiful waterfall in multiple layers.

However, the authorities seem to turn a blind eye to ensuring developmental projects here despite the amazing scope for tourism. The waterfall, which originates from Chavarupandi Lake, exudes a mystic charm as if it has been secretly hidden inside the dense forest. Basic facilities could be arranged here by making it part of the Adavi Eco Tourism project. You could reach the waterfall by trekking for half a kilometer from Peruvali via the banks of the lake.

The buzzing sound of the flowing water could be heard from afar. The water splits into a million ‘crystal’ bits as it falls on the rocks from over 100 metres above. This water is collected in a small pond before it flows through flat rocks and cascades into another waterfall. Meanwhile, the begonia flowers that grow on the rocks, dance in joy as the water is sprayed on them.

The tree and the vines on the tall rock, below the waterfall, offer a mesmerizing sight. Even simple steel wire fencing would allow the visitors to enjoy the scintillating beauty of the woods and the waterfalls safely. Besides, quaint tree houses could be built on the huge trees here to lure tourists.

A distant view of the waterfall could be enjoyed from near the Peruvali teak orchard on the Konni – Thannithode Road. Interestingly, the path inside the teak orchard leads directly to the waterfall. Trekking through the fabulous teak orchard is sure to grant you an amazing experience. Income could be generated by introducing developmental projects here as part of the Adavi Eco Tourism project. 

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