Keralamkundu waterfalls is situated in Karuvarakundu, a small town in Malappuram district, Kerala state, India. It is one of the scenic falls in the state of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of around 6 kilometers from the main road and is on the periphery of Silent Valley National Park. The last 6 kilometers to the falls is like off road riding.
Image Courtesy – Malappuram district panchayath website.
Keralamkundu falls is well maintained by the tourism department. They have conctructed staircase to go to the top of the falls. Those who know swimming, can jump from the rock on top, to the pond down. Alternatively, you can go straight to the pond and have a bath there.
How Do I Go to Keralamkundu Waterfalls?
Karuvarakundu is a small town, where the falls is situated. Nilambur town is at around 34 kilometers northwest of Karuvarakundu. Perinthalmanna town is at around 35 kilometers away from the falls. Manjeri is another nearby town, at around 39 kilometers distance.
From Perinthalmanna town, take the Kariyavattom, Vengoor, Melattur route. If you are going to the falls by bike, Jeep,4 wheel drive vehicle,etc, you can take your vehicle up to the falls entry gate.
Melattur or Tuvvur railway station on the Shornur – Nilambur Road railway line is the nearest railway station to the falls. From these stations, you will get bus up to Karuvarakundu. From there, you can take an auto-rickshaw or jeep to go to the falls. Jeep charge for a single person from Karuvarakundu to the falls is around Rs. 300 or so. Please speak with the driver and fix the amount before boarding the Jeep.
You may also go the falls by trekking the 6 kilometer distance from Karuvarakundu.
Karipur International Airport (also known as Calicut International Airport) near Kozhikode is the nearest airport, at around 60 kilometers distance from KeralamKundu Waterfalls.
Keralamkundu Waterfalls Entry Fee
There is an small entry fee (Rs 10 or so) to be paid at the building, on the entrance to the falls.
Temporary Entry Ban to Keralamkundu Waterfalls
Due to landslide, entry to this falls is banned temporarily in August 2018. The state of Kerala has witnessed unprecedented floods during August 2018. Such a flood was not seen in the last 100 years or so.