Valara is a town located in between Neriamangalam and Adimali on Kochi – Munnar – Dhanushkodi National Highway. You can see two waterfalls while going towards Munnar from Kothamangalam. First one is Cheyyappara waterfalls and next comes the Valara waterfalls.
Valara waterfalls are in the Deviyar river, A small river originating from western ghats. Cheyyappara waterfalls cascade down in seven steps, and Valara waterfalls are surrounded by thick green forest and are visible clearly from the main road. There is no accessibility towards Valara Waterfalls. So, if you would like to take a shower and experience nature’s water, you have to step down to Cheyyappara Waterfalls.
There is no accessibility towards Valara Waterfalls. So, if you would like to take a shower and experience nature’s water, you have to step down to Cheyyappara Waterfalls. Valara waterfalls can be seen by standing on the roadside. You should be very much careful about the fast moving vehicles.
The waterfalls cascade down from the hill for about 1000 meters. The waterfall is surrounded by lush dense forest which is home for many birds and animals. The Thottiyar Hydro Electric project of KSEB is very near to this waterfall.
There are plenty of local shops available at both the places. You can park your vehicle near the roadside and enjoy the beauty of waterfalls.
Situated on the way from Kochi to Munnar, the Valara falls are the biggest that we came across. The spray from the waterfall makes you wet and everything around it.
Valara waterfalls is not a picnic spot, but you can just stop your vehicle here for a stopover. A maximum of 10-15 minutes is enough to see this place.