Things to know before exploring Ezharakund Waterfalls

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Ezharakund Waterfalls

Kudiyanmala Pottenplave Rd, Pottenplave, Vellad, Kerala 670582, India

Waterfalls
Short Hikes

About Ezharakund Waterfalls

Located near to the famous Paithalmala of Kannur, Ezharakund Waterfalls consists of a series of waterfalls along a stream, with rocky pits of varying sizes and depths underneath every fall. A hike along the stream give visitors access to all the falls, and pools for swimming.


Ezharakund Waterfalls, roughly meaning six and half pit waterfall is a series of falls on a stream. The water falls from steep rocks eroding the rocky floor below, creating deep pits. The deepest of the pit is 15 feet tall.

What to see & do at Ezharakund Waterfalls?

The falls are along a stream. Once at the destination, you have to walk along the stream for 1.5 kilometres to reach the tallest and the last waterfall. The pathways are properly marked and safety rails are fixed in order to prevent people from entering the stream. There are many dangerous hulls and deep crevices in the stream so it is best to avoid jumping in wherever there are safety rails.

There are two pools which are safe to swim on. These are watched over by life guards and life jackets too are available here. In many sections of the trail, benches are placed to rest and enjoy the views. Overall, this is a very family friendly place, catered for children and elderlies well.

The walking trail itself is not steep, it is an easy hike. At the end of it near the tallest waterfall, there are tall platforms built by the district tourism department from where you can enjoy great views of the thundering waters. You will also get a sense of the dangers presented by the deep rocky pits once you see them from here.

A small restaurant serving snacks and tea is also present at the end of the trail.

Ezharakund Waterfalls is relatively busy as well, owing to the safety and comfort it offers especially to families. If you are heading here on a weekend, expect to see plenty of people.

Best time to visits Ezharakund Waterfalls:

Due to the abundance of shades along the walking trail, you can visit here anytime of the day and have a good experience. However, it might not be a good idea to visit during heavy raining days as the stream and the waterfall can overflow to the trails. It will take at least an hour and half to completely explore the trails and the falls.

How to get to Ezharakund Waterfalls?

Ezharakund Waterfalls is located on the way to the famous Paithalmala Hills of Kannur. Visiting Paithalmala in the morning and taking a dip at Ezharakund Waterfalls while returning back is a good idea.

The nearest railway station is in Kannur. From there, take a bus to Taliparamba and then from there to Kudiyanmala. From Kudiyanmala, you will have to depend on taxis to reach the waterfall. It will take about ten minutes from Kudiyanmala to the falls. If you are driving or riding a bike, Google maps gives the correct directions.

Ezharakund Waterfalls entry fees:

100 per adult(Indian Citizens)

20 for parking two wheelers

Attractions near Ezharakund Waterfalls

Paithalmala1.88km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

The tallest peak in Kannur District with a year round cool climate.

Palakkayam Thattu4.89km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

Palakkayam Thattu is a beautiful hill station in Kannur. This location offers many adventure activities like zipline, rope cross, zorbing ball and archery etc. Palakkayam Thattu is undoubtedly a Heavenly place for hangout with friends and family.

Sasippara- ശശ്ശിപ്പാറ6.87km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

Sasipara sits at a height of 1220 meters above sea level with views of many small towns and continuos mountains of the Western Ghats. From here, there are trekking routes to Coorg- the popular tourist destination in Karnataka and to many nearby villages. This is a very less explored attraction in the region.

Tadiandamol Hills9.26km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

This is the highest mountain in Kodagu district and also the third highest peak in Karnataka. Trekkers paradise, offroad, adventure. The peak presents amazing opportunities for trekking lovers. Once at the peak, tourists are offered with breathtaking views of the area around amidst an exceptionally calm and refreshing atmosphere.

Thirunetti Kallu16.18km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

A mountain peak with tall rocks that resembles a forehead. A short trek of 2 kilometers takes you to amazing views of wavy Western Ghat mountains.

Chathamangalam Hills (Theruvumala Kannur)16.2km from Ezharakund Waterfalls

Chathamangalam Hills, also known as Theruvumala is a hill station is a trekking spot in the Kannur district of Kerala, India. The hilltop consists of a large plain of grasslands and lies near the border of Coorg in Karnataka.

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