Keralamkundu Waterfall in MalappuramThe Keralamkundu waterfalls are a natural phenomenon of cascading water that thunders down a cliff head for hundreds of feet to fall in a serene and placid pool of crystalline, cool waters. The pent positioning of the rushing waters and the singular quietude of the pool is an amazing contrast that holds visitors spellbound.
Geography of Keralamkundu WaterfallsLocated approximately fifteen hundred feet above the sea level, the Keralakundu Waterfalls drops one hundred and fifty feet over a rocky cliff to foam in a vast pool that has quite and serene edges. The entire locale is fragrant with myriad traditional, medicinal, aromatic herbs and shrubs. Besides, the waterfall has an entire range of flora and fauna unique to this beautiful environment. The verdant, lush environment of the waterfall makes it a veritable emerald in the crowning glory of the buffer zone of the Silent Valley, a National Park that is one of the richest natural niches of the world.
The pool offers an invitation to most of the youth who visit. They jump into its placid waters and have a frolicsome time. The rocks dotting the rim of the pool have become smoothened over time and tend to be quite slippery because of the mossy growth as well.
Climate of Keralamkundu Waterfall LocaleWith a gradient of over a thousand feet above sea level. There is the green setting of plants, herbs and shrubs. The weather here is as pleasant and welcoming as that of the tourist haven, Ooty. The area around the Waterfall is very cool and soothing.
During the months of June to August there is the monsoon and post monsoon period. This is the only time when the Keralamkundu waterfall area is not fit for being visited as the forest floor becomes dangerously wet and slippery. During the months of October through May the weather is balmy and pleasantly cool enough to favour hectic activity.
This waterfall is a special natural niche tucked away from the rush and flurry of everyday life. A walk in the invigorating countryside is a healthy pass time.
How to Reach Keralamkundu WaterfallReaching the magnificent waterfalls is an adventure in itself. Some people may enjoy the thrill of the journey as also ecstasy of actually coming upon the thunderous fall but all age groups feel the pleasure of anticipation when they set out upon the journey. On reaching Karuvarukundu town there is a six kilometers distance to the Keralamkundu waterfall and its enchanting pool. The almost six kilometers drive is also halved with three kilometers covered on a metalled or tarred road and the remaining three kilometers are covered on a rocky track. A heavy duty, hardy vehicle can be used for such tough terrain, preferably jeeps. These can be hired at designated places near the bus and railway terminals. After covering the last three kilometers by road upto the halt point called ‘Kalkundu Atti’ there is a trek of about a kilometer. The trek is most enjoyable as one cross a steam gurgling over the road and mimics the chattering monkeys. One can hear the thundering waterfall long before one gets splattered by its spray and sees its magnificence first hand.
Karvarukundu is located in the eastern part of Malappuram. It is located about 30 kilometers from Manjeri and Perinkhalavam. It is nearer to Kalikavu which is just nine kilometers and Keralamkundu which is only six kilometers away.
By bus it is a well frequented journey during the peak season upto the Perithalnama Bus terminus located about thirty kilometers away from the falls.
By rail the Turvur railway junction is situated just nine kilometers from the Karuvarukundu township.
By air the nearest halt is at Calicut. The distance upto the small township of Karuvarukundu is only about fifty kilometers away.