Off Road Riding and Trekking to KeralamKundu Waterfalls

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.


This photo of Keralamkundu Waterfall is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Keralamkundu falls is well maintained by the tourism department.  They have constructed 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 Lifted

Due to landslide, entry to this falls is banned temporarily in August 2018.  The entry ban has been lifted, as of September 2019.

10 Responses

  1. Kaelyn Korte says:

    It sounds like you had a great trip. I would love to visit sometime. Waterfalls make for some amazing pictures. 🙂

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  2. Milijana says:

    Trips to waterfalls are always great choice for all nature lovers.
    Just wondering how tall are the Keralamkundu waterfalls?
    Hope it is safe to jump from the top!

    • I am not sure of the height of the falls, its very very high. It is a little bit risky to jump from top as the rock above may gets slippery in rainy season. The office staff there will give advance warning, in such times.

  3. Aditi says:

    The water falls look amazing, and I think Kerala is a paradise of water falls. I have been to Kerala twice and seen some of the popular waterfalls, didn’t know about this one but I am sure it would be as mesmerising as the others

  4. It is nice to see the things, away from the tourist path. In many times, then are same beautiful and hold real atmosphere.

  5. Exploring waterfalls and river trekking are both the kind of adventure that are really close to my heart, probably because I really enjoy their innate state and beauty. Truly, Keralamkundu waterfalls in Malappuram district, Kerala state, India is something I should really have to see and experience. Indeed, it is very stunning and serene. The best place to commune with nature’s wonder. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  6. Wow! I haven’t heard of this place though I’ve travelled quite a few times in this region to Palghat, Shoranur, Attakatti, Silent Valley etc. But then, Kerala is so blessed with the bounty of Mother Nature that there are so many places to see & explore!!!

  7. YUKTI Agrawal says:

    I had been to Calicut but missed this falls. Keralamkundu Falls look stunning and also located at great place near Silent Valley. I will visit it for sure during my next visit to Kerala.

  8. I love waterfalls, and i will definitely bookmark your post! There is something in the waterfalls that relieves my spirit. Kudos to a great trip!

  9. anshul says:

    Such offbeat travel destinations make me wish I could visit more and more places. If I had time I would love to explore the waterfalls and trek around the greenery.

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