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JULY 2023

The Charm of Perunthenaruvi
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The Charm of Perunthenaruvi

If you are looking for a quiet, calm outing, head to Perunthenaruvi waterfalls in Pathanamthitta district. Located at a distance of around 26 km from Pathanamthitta, Perunthenaruvi waterfall and the sheer wilderness around the place make for a charming destination. It lies in the dense forests of Sabarimala. With the breathtaking beauty of the cascade, the unhurried, meandering flow of the stream and its final union with the Pampa and the proximity to the forest, Perunthenaruvi is irresistible. It is not a greatly-explored destination which makes it even more alluring. Even reaching the waterfall is delightful; as you can take a walk snapping pictures of the beauty that unravels around you or trek along the plantations and breathe in fresh, rejuvenating air at the waterfalls.  

The name has an interesting origin. In Malayalam Perunthenaruvi means “honey stream”. This name comes from the presence of beehives in the woods. 

The place has two waterfalls; the 300-foot-high Panamkudantha and the 200-foot-high Padivathil. Both originate from the Sabarimala forest. The green landscape, the rocky river bed and the slightly chilly air - what more can you ask for if you wish to relax and unwind? Ask around for myths behind the waterfall and listen to some interesting tales. 

If you are wondering when to visit, it depends on what you would like to experience. The waterfall assumes an appearance during monsoon that is different from how it looks during the other months. It allures everyone with the gentle fall and flow to merge with the Pampa.

Getting there
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvalla, about 44 km
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 138 km

SFO Pannikkottur
Phone: + 91 8547602833

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