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The Palaruvi waterfalls is one of the famous waterfalls which is located at Kollam. Shencottah road in Kerala is really a special endowment to Kerala. Since the waterfall flows like milk on the mountain from 300m height it is called as Palaruvi. Though Kerala is famous for waterfalls, Palaruvi that flows like milk captures the minds of tourists by many unique features.
Greatness of Palaruvi
This amazing waterfall was often visited by the Travancore royal family in the past. This depicts the exceptional beauty and peace of Palaruvi waterfall which is also called as stream of milk. The stream of milk like waterfall makes our mind relaxed. The humidity in the air will surely keep you comfortable.
Accommodation details of Palaruvi
The bungalows near kulathupuzha and achankovil are safe and sound to stay. Palaruvi waterfall is located on the Thenmala ranges across the Pallada River. The flora and fauna that were spread in the nearby tropical forests would be a feast for visitors. Walking through caves and valleys will be a good experience for tourists.
Facilities at Palaruvi Waterfalls
One can bath or dive at the place where the water gets collected. The mountain where the waterfall originates and flows has many valuable herbs on it. The stream that flows down from the mountain possesses various medicinal properties. The visitors can visit Palaruvi from Morning 8am to Evening 5pm.
Entertainment at Palaruvi Waterfalls
There are two streams in Palaruvi such as upper and lower stream. Ladies, gents and children can bath safely. Usually visitors won't be allowed to go near the waterfalls, but here there is no much restriction. The season is good throughout the year but it is nicer to visit in the months of June to November. The state tourism had made facilities for swimming in the water that is collected beneath the waterfalls. The crystal clear water would surely refresh your mind and body. Palaruvi waterfall is a wonderful place that suits for family picnic, friends outing, get together, informal office excursion, school expedition etc.
Trekking will be arranged for tourists on request. There should be at least 5 members in a trekking group. Trekking covers thick forests, hills, streams etc. It would hardly take 3 hours to finish the trekking. Swimming in the clean water will rejuvenate the tourists whereas trekking in to the forest will refresh them. There are many guides to help the tourists. Tourists must safeguard their belongings from monkeys.
Nearby Places to Visit
The shastha temple at Ariyankavu is a famous one. There are also other famous waterfalls in Kollam to visit and enjoy. Thenmala parappar Dam, Ottakal Look out town and weir dam and Punalur hanging bridge are some other places to visit. The tourists can reach Tiruvananthapuram by air which is just 152kms from it. The nearest railway station is in Kollam and Ariyankavu. Definitely Palaruvi waterfall and its greenish surroundings will not leave the minds of tourists at least for few months.
How to Reach Palaruvi?
The tourists can arrive Palaruvi waterfalls from AryanKavu or Kollam. Aryankavu and kollam are just 4km and 75kms from Palaruvi respectively. The tourists will surely enjoy the serene atmosphere of the waterfalls.