Palaruvi Waterfalls is natural and scenic Waterfalls have ayurvedic healing properties. It is one of the well-known and famous tourist attarction of Kollam. To visit this waterfalls is great experience and is equally refreshing.
Location : Palaruvi Waterfalls is located nearly 75 km from Kollam on Kollam - Shencottah Road.
About Palaruvi Waterfalls
Palaruvi Waterfalls is most beautiful and famous waterfalls of this region. It is a very popular picnic spot among the tourists and local people of southern India. Total hight of this Waterfalls is 91 metres (299 ft). This waterfall forms a shallow pool, which is ideal for swimming. Visitors can enjoy taking a dip in this pool. There are separate places for ladies and children.
The word Palaruvi derived from two word, Pal or Aruvi. Pal means Milk and Aruvi means falls so that Palaruvi means “stream of milk” in the local language(Tamil / Malayalam). Some people believed that this waterfalls has the some healing and ayurvedic qualities and is used extensively in the various spas of Kollam. This waterfalls are able to prevent several diseases because it comes from the forest. Palaruvi Vana Samrakshana Samiti (PVSS) is protected this place. To reach Palaruvi Waterfalls, through the dense tropical forest. Surrounding location of this waterfalls provide the picturesque view of mist-clad blue hills and green valleys.
Best Time to Visit : Best and ideal time to visit this waterfall between the months of June and January.
Some near by tourist attraction:
Thenmala eco- tourism project
Kulathuppuzha Sastha temple
Aryankavu Sastha temple
Trekking to Rosemala
Facility: PWD Inspection Bungalow and the KTDC Motel offers the comfortable accommodation near this Waterfalls.