With its lush green plains, meandering rivers and gushing waters, Ezharakund waterfalls at Paithalamala valley in Kannur district is one of the tourist hotspots in North Kerala.
The word Ezharakund means “seven-and-a-half pits” in the Malayalam language. The waterfalls comprise seven levels of rocky natural pools of varying sizes and depths and contain water most of the year. The group of falls makes for a unique scene. It resembles four kettles stacked one above the other. As the water overflows from one, it fills the second kettle, and so on.
We have to trek around two km from the base to reach the main waterfall. Thanks to abundant shades, we can walk through the pedestrian path from the Chathamala Facility Centre, any time of the day. There are many dangerous hulls and deep crevices in the stream, so it is better to keep to the designated path wherever there are safety rails. At the end of the hike near the tallest waterfall, you can get great views of the thundering waters amid the green carpet.
Pack up your bags and head to Ezharakund waterfalls to experience one of the several unexplored destinations in North Malabar.
To check the 360-degree video of Ezharakund Waterfalls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPRYiGsjqgw
Ph: + 91 497 2706336 / 2702466
Nearest railway station: Kannur, about 40 km
Nearest airport: Kannur International Airport, about 60 km