Palaruvi Falls in Kollam district

Palaruvi falls is a beautiful water fall at Aryankavu in Kollam district, Kerala state, very close to the Tamilnadu border. Its situated close to Thenmala ecotourism site.

Palaruvi falls
View of Palaruvi falls

Palaruvi Falls is a single drop, horsetail type waterfall, which is the 32nd highest waterfall in India, with a height of 91 meters or 299 feet.

How Do I Go to Palaruvi Falls?

Aryankavu town, from where the falls is accessible, is connected to the rest of the country by NH 744; Kollam- Thirumangalam (Madurai) National Highway.

Sengottai is the nearest MAJOR town with Railway connectivity at around 31 kilometers distance from Aryankadu.

Punalur town is the nearest major town in Kerala state. There is Broad gauge railway station at Punalur, which is at a distance of around 35 kilometers from the falls. Kerala state government buses on the ghat road from Punalur to Shengottai, passes close to the falls.There is a railway station at Punalur, which is connected to Kollam Junction Railway station.

There is a railway station at Aryankadu, which was inaugurated after gauge conversion work in 2018. Previously existed 113 year old meter gauge railway track was  converted into a broad gauge railway track. The gauge conversion works were delayed due to the terrain of the area. There is a railway tunnel called “Kottavasal“, measuring 680 meters, i.e. 2,230 feet in length, which starts at Aryankavu in Kerala and ends at Puliyara in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu.

Kollam or Quilon is at around 75 kilometers from the Palaruvi Falls. Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is at a distance of around 150 kilometers from the falls at Palaruvi .

What are the Nearby Falls to Palaruvi Falls?

Courtalam falls and Papanasam Falls are very close to Palaruvi falls and normally takes around 1 hour drive by car.

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