1.CHEEYAPPARA AND VALARA WATERFALLS
Distance from munnar
Cheeyappara and Valara are an ideal destination to relax and revel in the pristine beauty of Mother Nature. The favorable conditions around the falls also make it a prosperous habitat for several species of flowers and birds.
Cheeyappara and Valara Falls are among the best trekking sites in Idukki District. Many people encounter these waterfalls on the way to Munnar and it slowly turns into a tourist hub. There is a dense growth of trees all around and several rare species of plants and animals can be seen in the surrounding area. The Cheeyappara Falls flows on seven levels and offers a truly spectacular sight. The waterfalls of Valara are known for the lush greenery that surrounds it and provide a charming picnic spot.
The Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls, often mentioned together, are located in the immediate vicinity of the Cochin-Munnar highway, with dense growth of trees all around. The magnificent waterfall of Cheeyappara cascades in seven stages and meets the Valara waterfalls in the most amazing way to create a magnificent view. Many tourists prefer to visit this place on the way back from Munnar as it lies on the main road and can be spotted very easily between the lush green trees scattered everywhere. It is a chain of waterfalls in the Deviyar River that comes from the Western Ghats.
Nestled between Neriamangalam and Adimali, the Cheeyappara and Valara Falls are often evoked together because of their proximity. Located about 10 km from the Munnar-Kochi Highway, these two waterfalls of Kerala are covered with coppice of lush and persistent groves. They are almost included in all packages from Kerala to Munnar.
Recognized as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the land of God, Cheeyappara is a waterfall of seven hardships that has been declared “ecological tourism destination” in Kerala. On the other hand, the Valara Falls are perched in the middle of several other small waterfalls that add to its charm and attractiveness.