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“Nice culmination to a good trek”
Review of Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls
Ranked #10 of 69 things to do in Munnar
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

This waterfall is also called "Attukadu waterfalls". It is about 1 to 1.5 km from Aranyaka resort, Munnar. Since we stayed at the resort, we decided to trek down to the falls one morning. After a good breakfast, we walked down on the road and after a while decided to go through the tea bushes. Since our goal was not to only "reaching the waterfalls", we went slowly. There are quite a few view points and every corner is a bird-watcher's heaven. There are quite a few species of birds-the malabar whistling thrush, black bulbul, hill myna, yellow browed bulbul, Indian scimitar babbler etc. So armed with our binoculars and camera, we had a wonderful time. In about 45 minutes, we reached a wooden bridge and on crossing that, we came to a point where the falls could be viewed from the bottom. At this place, there is a small shop/house. The owner sells tea, juice, bread omelette and maggi noodles. He also offers the use of a toilet (paid). He has made sure that he does not sell cigarettes or alcohol and is very happy with his little corner of heaven.

As we walk down, the falls appear and disappear and it is beautiful to watch. There was water but we were told that it is much more during the rainy season. When there are no other people around, it is really peaceful and beautiful.

You can also drive down to the place and it only takes about 10 minutes from Aranyaka. The walk back to the resort was a little tougher since we had to walk uphill. It is a little tough on the knees if you are a "plains" person (as opposed to a "hills" person)!

4  Thank GitaBhukta
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

There were no proper signs indicating the falls from the main road. One have to take a steep left turn near a Tata retail tea outlet for the falls. Its a downhill drive till the falls. Before you reach the foothills, you can have a far view of the main falls on the way. There will be a little problem in parking the vehicle and the roads are very narrow when you reach near the spot. There is a bridge across the water flow from where you can't get full view view of the main falls but you have to do a short trek up the leach infested slippery hill. Water flow was less during April, but locals say its best during post-monsoon months,

1  Thank Fleming_Joseph
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

The falls have an awesome view. Was told the water is more during rainy seasons.

1  Thank SunnyCleveland
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We visited the place in May 2012. The water in the falls was less due to shortage of rain. I would like to visit the falls again during the rainy session

1  Thank Karthickrajan
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is very close to the Aranyaka Resorts where we stayed. Tranquil place, majestic falls, nice for a morning trek to nearby tea estates or an evening walk to just hear the water falling from the heights.
Not so crowded since this is away from the town, it is picturesque for some nice photographs.

3  Thank nvenky
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