Njandirukki Waterfalls is a crab-pressed-shaped fall near Thodupuzha in the Idukki district, Kerala, India. This fall is also known as Poomala Waterfalls, as it is near Poomala town. ഞണ്ടിറുക്കി വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം is the name in the local lanuage, Malayalam.
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 a forest area.
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 a private property. Don’t panic; the property owner allows that.
If you go to the bottom of the Njandirukki Falls, you can bathe in the small pond.
It is located close to Anachadikuth Falls.
How Do I Go to Njandirukki Waterfalls?
Njandirukki waterfalls originate from the Cheppukulam hills in the Poomala – Methotty forest area.
This fall is located near Poomala town in Velliyamattom village, Idukki district. The nearest major town is Thodupuzha. Njandirukki Falls is around 18 kilometers distance from Thodupuzha town.
It is on the Thodupuzha – Poomala road. If you plan to go by bus, board the Poomala bus from Thodupuza bus depot.