Mankayam boasts of two of the finest waterfalls in Southern Kerala, Kalakayam and Kurisadi. A visit to these spots enchants visitors, thanks to the sheer volume of water along with view these sites offer. It is a wonderful place to simply relax in the water and enjoy the pleasures of the rainforest. Fed by the Mankayam River, these waterfalls are regularly rated high in lists of weekend getaways for residents of Thiruvananthapuram.
Mankayam acts as the focal point for a huge array of picnic spots in the area. The cool waters guide you to small forest pickets that are frequented by families seeking a place to unwind and relax. One gets to choose among a diverse range of trekking trails here with the one leading to Ayampara Waterfalls being a favourite among the locals. Here one has some really interesting camping options as well. One gets to wake up and sleep with the timeless clock of the forest dictating your decisions. Simply immerse yourself in the hands of Nature itself, and let it guide you on a wonderful new journey.
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Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 42 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 49 km
Latitude: 8.755558, Longitude: 77.063241