Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Manalar Waterfalls, Achankovil, Kollam, Kerala

Manalar Waterfalls, Achankovil, Kollam, Kerala
Manalar Waterfalls is situated at Achankovil in Kollam district of Kerala. It is on the eastern area of Kollam District and Konni forest. This waterfall is managed by Manalar-Kumbhavurutty Vana Samrakshana Samithy and close to the Kerala-Tamilnadu border. Manalar Waterfalls originate from a chain of mountains in the Thooval Mala and cascade down from a height of 70 ft. This small silvery strip of surging water is usually discernable after the monsoons.


Entry is allowed from 10 am. Manalar Waterfalls is surrounded by gorgeous scenery – luxuriant evergreen copses rich in flora and fauna and rambling grasslands. Manalar Waterfalls is a beautiful spot for a picnic thanks to the bracing mountain air and the picturesque environment with lush greenery. You could also enjoy a refreshing dip in its cold clear waters.


Trekking is another major attraction here, so strap on your walking shoes and get set for an energizing trek. There is another waterfall, Kumbhavurutty just 2 kms away from here. The Kerala Forest Department has started an Eco-Contact Centre at Manalar Waterfalls. Achankovil is an important Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala. The Achankovil Sastha Temple is one of the five Sastha temples in Kerala.


Contact
Divisional Forest Officer, 
Divisional Forest Office,
Achankoil P.O,
Kollam District, Kerala
Phone: +91 – 475 – 2342315 
Connectivity
Manalar Waterfall is located very near from NH 208. Manalar Waterfall is located at about 7 Kms from Achankovil, 110 Kms away from Kollam city, 120 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram, 27 Kms from Courtallam, 18 Kms from Shenkottai, 23 Kms from Tenkasi and 84 Kms from Thirunelveli. Nearest Railway Station is located at Sengottai and Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

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