Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls
Waterfall at Papanasam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls (Papanasam Falls) is in the district of Thirunelveli in Tamil Nadu state of India. Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls is part of Western Ghats.

Water at Papanasam falls is rich in medicinal values as it flows through the thick forests that are rich in Flora. The area surrounding the falls is rich in flora and fauna and is part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, which in turn is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Kutralam Water Falls is a major waterfall near to this falls at Papanasam. There are 3 major falls at Kutralam; namely old falls, tiger falls and five falls.

How Do I Go to Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls?

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls is around 50 kilometers west of Tirunelveli and is well connected by road, rail and air. PML is the Papanasam Railway station’s code for booking at irctc.co.in, the official railway ticket booking site of Indian Railways. Tirunelveli is the nearest major railway station, where all trains stops.

Tuticorin Airport is the the nearest airport at Thoothukudi. Madurai and Thiruvanthapuram airports are the nearest international airports to the falls at Papanasam.

Perunthenaruvi

Vechuchira Perunthenaruvi Water falls near Pathanamthitta

Perunthenaruvi waterfalls is at a  distance of 8.6 Kilometers from the town Pathanamthitta, in Kerala State, India.

Perunthenaruvi
Perunthenaruvi Falls

This falls is located in the holy river of ‘Pamba’, a sacred river for Hindus, which originates near to the very famous Hindu Pilgrimage temple at Sabrimala. It is located in the Western Ghats. Kerala tourism department is the agency which is in charge of promoting this falls.

How Do I Go to Vechuchira Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls near Pathanamthitta?

The falls is very near to Vechuchira, off Ranni -Vechuchira road. Two to three kilometers drive from the main road, takes you to the waterfalls.

The Perunthenaruvi water falls is accessible by Road from Pathanamthitta, Tiruvalla or from Ranni (23 Kilometers), other  nearby towns. Tirvuvalla, at 43 Kilometers distance  or Chenganoor, at 45 Kilometers distance  are the nearest railway stations on the broad gauge railway network. Cochin International Airport at 145 Kilometers away is the nearest airport. Thiruvananthapuram International airport also is almost at same distance from the Perunthenaruvi falls.

Where Can I Stay on a Visit to Vechuchira Perunthenaruvi Falls Near Pathanamthitta?

You may stay at Ranni or Pathanamthitta, which are the nearest towns. You may stay also at Tiruvalla, Kozhencherry or Chenganoor Towns, which are also near to the Perunthenaruvi falls; but little away than the first mentioned towns. Ernakulam alias Kochi, Kottayam, Kollam, Allapuzha or Thiruvanthapuram cities are also within two to three hours drive from the falls.

Staying facilities are also available at nearby  Pathanamthitta homestay or at Aranmula home stay.

A Word of Caution about Perunthenaruvi Falls

The rocks near the falls are very much slippery and many a life were lost here. In the excitement, majority of the tourists goes into this death trap. There is a warning board in this regard at the falls. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore this warning and go bathing near these rocks are fell into the river.