Thommankuthu (തൊമ്മന്‍കുത്ത്) is a very scenic waterfall near Thodupuzha, in the southern state of Kerala, India and is named after the great hunter, Mr. Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel, who let the world know of this beautiful waterfall in the jungle in the late 1920s. Thommachen also played a big part in the discovery of the site for the Idukki Dam. This panchayat, belonging to Thodupuzha Thaluk in Idukki District, is one of the major eco-tourism centres in Kerala. A song of the Malayalam movie Chattakaari was shot here. falls is about 20 km from Thodupuzha in Idukki district, and 74 km from Kochi, the mesmerizing Thommankuthu or Ezhunilakuthu is a series of 12 falls spread over a distance of 5 km. The seven-step falls are surrounded by a number of mysterious caves. At each step, there is a cascade and a pool beneath. Falling from a height of 1,500 m, the difference between the first and last fall is about 500 m. Named after Thomban, a tribal leader who was washed away near the waterfall while crossing a river, Thommankuthu is in the Kaliyar Forest Range. The wild beauty of the scenic waterfall and the pristine surroundings attract hordes of tourists.
      If you are a nature lover or an adventure seeker, Thommankuthu is just the right place in Kerala. this site draws the attention of several tourists. The exhilarating beauty of Thommankuthu waterfalls captures the heart and soul of every traveler. Thommankuthu waterfall is a beautiful seven-step waterfall offering salubrious weather. Amidst verdure foliage, this shimmering waterfall is a perfect place to spend time in the lap of nature. Thommankuthu waterfall tours will allow tourist to savor the wild beauty of forest and stream. Tours to Thommankuthu Waterfalls in Kerala with Kerala Travel Tourism truly has something for everyone. If you are looking for an adventurous vacation, Thommankuthu waterfall tours offer all the adventure you can handle. This exotic place is congenial for trekking or mountain climbing. Tourists looking for adventure can trek the mountain, which is around 12 km of climbing. Since there are no accommodation facilities available at this site, tourists can enjoy only one-day tours. Tourists can also enjoy boating on the lake. Fishing and horse riding are other options available in this pleasant valley. If you are interested in visiting this amazing Kerala highlight, you can board a bus from Thodupuzha, 18 km from Thommankuthu. For lodging, there are many hotels, rest houses and restaurants at Thadupuzha. The nearest railway station is Nedumbassery Airport, which is 80km away. The nearest railway stations are at a distance of 60 km away at Kochi and Kottayam.
Ecotourism Activities
   The best way to enjoy this much-loved picnic spot is to undertake a 12 km trek that will take visitors to the top of the mountain. The less adventurous can have an equally good time frolicking in the shallow pools below. Trekking, night camping, boating and bird watching are some of the major recreations here.


How To Get There: 
Lot of private buses direct to thommankuthu are available from Thodupuzha. the water falls located 2km away from thommankuthu town. autorickshaws are available from there.

Location:
Situated in Idukki District, Thommankuthu is 17 km from Thodupuzha and 74 km from Kochi.
Altitude: 810 m above sea level.
DistanceAir: 70 km from Cochin International Airport (via Perumbavoor, Muvattupuzha).
Rail: 70 km from Aluva Station near Ernakulam (via Perumbavoor, Muvattupuzha).
Road: KSRTC Bus Station is 20 km from Thodupuzha.


For enquiries and bookings, contact:
District Tourism Promotion Council Office, Idukki Ph: 0486-2232248
Divisional Forest Office, Kothamangalam Ph: 0485-2822317

Accommodation
   A variety of accommodation options are available in and around the city of Thodupuzha. 
















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