Adyanpara Water Falls
Malappuram, Kerala 679334, India
A calm waterfall originating from the Western Ghats, cascading through black rocks.
Location of Adyanpara Water Falls
More about Adyanpara Water Falls
Adyanpara Waterfalls, surrounded by lush green forest is located at Kumbalangod Village of Malappuram District in Kerala State of Southern India. The water of this fall is believed to be naturally purified and has mystic medicinal properties through contact with herbs and shrubs from the jungle where the falls originate.
The waterfall is in a cascading style and there are no tall vertical drops. The speeding stream finds its way through ups, downs and contours of black rocky terrain spreading over 100 meters in length. The fall might dry up during the summer months from February to May so its best to visit right after the rainy season - from June to September.
The location of the falls
Adyanpara Waterfall is situated on the river Kanjirapuzha, a small tributary of the much larger Chaliyar River. The river originates from the mountain region lying between Malappuram and Kozhikode districts of Kerala. The river flows through Chaliyar Panchayath in Malappuram district and ultimately joins the large river at a place called Chaliyarmukku where another river Karimpuzha also meets Chaliyar.
Exploring Adyanpara Waterfalls
Located near to Nilambur City, one can enjoy the views of teak plantations, paddy fields, bamboo woods, and evergreen forest if you are heading to the fall from Nilambur.
The fall is a popular place for locals in the region, sign boards to the falls can be seen in many roads in the area. Upon reaching the entrance, you will have to take entry tickets from the forest department.
The fall is maintained well, with railings to ensure that people do no venture into the water. There are viewpoints constructed along certain points as well.
The adjacent areas are home to many native as well as migratory birds. They rest on the rocks and trees. The forest near this area has its fair share of wildlife but the waterfall is away from the habitats and it is generally considered safe to be near to the fall areas.
The hidden dangers of the falls
Although the waterfall looks very calm and peaceful, it has a history of accidental deaths. So far around 22 people have died here, probably by miscalculating the strength of the under currents and slippery rocks. The railings are to prevent visitors from going near the river, but many of the visitors especially the youngsters jump into the stream nevertheless. If you too cant resist to jump to the water, make sure that you know the safe areas from the locals and do not venture into the rocky pools that are deep.
Hydro Electric Power Project planned in the area
This is also the location of a 3.5 MW hydroelectric project that is currently under development. While you are here, you can explore the project areas as well. Do keep in mind that there are no shops near the falls to buy snacks or drinks.
Getting to Adyanpara Waterfalls
Adyanpara water falls is almost 14 km drive from Nilambur Town. The nearest railway station is in Nilambur and there are buses from the station to the falls. If you are coming from the northern districts of Kerala, it will be more shorter to take a bus directly from Kozhikode to Nilambur.