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Dhoni falls is nestled among the lush greenery of the Western Ghats near Palakkad and requires a 4km trek up the Dhoni hills. The trekking path starts near the teak plantations and winds up through the dense forest to the crystal-clear waters of the falls ensuring an exhilarating experience. An off-road track to reach the falls by four-wheel drive or bikes is there but private vehicles are prohibited in the stretch. Trekking trails through verdant forests to nearby Malampuzha and Meenvallam waterfalls are also there. The preferred season to visit the waterfalls is during the Monsoon when the streams gush down with a stronger force.
Surrounded by the bewitching beauty of the dense forests, Kanthanpara waterfalls in Wayanad has an air of seclusion about it. This lesser-known, easily accessible destination is yet to receive acclaim as a tourist hotspot in Wayanad and still retains its serene vibe. The other waterfalls in the vicinity are the famous Meenmutti and Soochipara waterfalls. Tourists should also consider checking out Chembra peak, Edakkal caves, Muthanga Sanctuary, Kuruva islands and Tholpetty Sanctuary — all of which lie in close proximity to the falls.
Surrounded by enticing greenery, Adyanpara waterfalls in Nilambur is the perfect place for you to take a dip. Nourishing the surrounding forest as it streams down, the water is believed to have medicinal properties. The place is serenely beautiful especially during the monsoon when there's an abundant flow of water. Several exotic birds make their visit here during the season. Situated in Kurumbalangode village in Nilambur taluk, the waterfalls is easily accessible through road and is close to the world's oldest teak plantation in Conolly's Plot.
Known for its arresting views and enchanting surroundings, Athirappilly waterfalls in Thrissur is Kerala's most famous and largest waterfalls. The water cascading down the rocks enwrapped in the green magic of Western Ghats is a sight to behold. Athirappilly is known for its picture-perfect vistas that many filmmakers have often sought to capture. Home to some of the exotic species of birds, including the Great Hornbill, and many endemic species of flora and fauna, Athirappilly is a delightful retreat for nature enthusiasts. Only a few kilometres away from Athirappilly is Vazhachal falls, Charpa falls, Sholayar reserve forest, Malakkapara, Valparai and many such picturesque destinations.
Nestled in the Western Ghats, Thusharagiri in Kozhikode is a captivating waterfall situated in the backdrop of lush woods and plantations. The word Thusharagiri translates to 'mist-capped peaks' in Malayalam, denoting the silvery crown formed by the waterfalls above the hilltop. There are three other falls near Thusharagiri, namely Eerattumukku, Mazhavil Chattam and Thumpithullum Para, all of which can be reached by trekking. A trek through the lush greenery and a dip in the sparkling clear waters are everything a nature lover could ask for. Thamarassery Churam, the famous mountain road known for its scenic hairpin bend, Arippara waterfalls, Chembra and Vellarimala are the other nearby attractions.