Njandirukki Waterfalls (ഞണ്ടിറുക്കി വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം) is a crab pressed shaped falls near Thodupuzha in Idukki district, Kerala, India. This fall is also known as Poomala Waterfalls, as it is near Poomala town.
Poomala waterfalls fall from a height of around 200 feet. It is in the shape of a crab pressed and hence got the name, Njandirukki falls. Njandu means crab and iruiki means pressed, in many south Indian languages. It is one of the lesser-known and less explored falls, as it is inside the forest.
You may trek to the bottom of the falls or to the falls viewpoint in the middle area of the falls. If you are going to the viewpoint, you have to trek through private property. It is allowed by the property owner.
If you go to the bottom of the Njandirukki falls, you can bathe in the small pond there.
It is located close to Anachadikuth Falls.
How Do I Go to Njandirukki Waterfalls?
Njandirukki waterfalls originates from the Cheppukulam hills in the Poomala – Methotty forest area
This falls is located near Poomala town in Velliyamattom village, Idukki district. The nearest major town is Thodupuzha. Njandirukki falls is at around 18 kilometers distance from Thodupuzha town.
It is on the Thodupuzha – Poomala road. If you are planning to go by bus, board the Poomala bus from Thodupuza bus depot.