Thumbithullum Para - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting


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About Thumbithullum Para

An intense hike of 2.5 kilometers to immerse in the beautiful views of Western Ghat mountain ranges and valleys filled with mists.

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About 60 kilometers from Cochin, Thumbithullum Para (meaning in Malayalam: Dragonfly Jumping Rock) is a great destination to escape the heat of the city. This mountain peak offers great views of the small towns in the area, and presents you with a hiking adventure.

In order to reach the peak, you will have to undergo an uphill climb of about 2.5 kilometers. The path is through tall bushes and slippery rocks, and if it rained the previous day, the entire trail will be covered in mist with very low visibility. Many sections of the trail has steep drops on both sides. After reaching the first peak, you will have to walk further to the second peak to fully admire its beaty.

On a clear day, you will be blessed with amazing views of mountain ranges and a great sunrise if you reach early morning. Since the peak has unhindered views on both its east and westside, the sunset too is pretty breathtaking.

The entrance to the hike is located near to "Kattadikadavu Viewpoint". If you are unsure on the trail starting point, check with the locals.

Activities Around

Attractions Near Thumbithullum Para

Anachadikuth Waterfalls

Anachadikuth Waterfalls

2.03km from Thumbithullum Para

It is a lesser-known waterfall situated in the Idukki district. With the low depth and low rush of water, it is one of the safest waterfalls in Kerala.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu Waterfalls

3.03km from Thumbithullum Para

Thommankuthu Waterfall is not a single fall, but a series of waterfalls set in a 12 km hiking stretch on river Kaliyar. The falls are inside the forest with each having pools at its bottom which are good for a dive. The falls are situated in the Idukki District of Kerala State in Southern India.

Meenuliyan Para

Meenuliyan Para

4.6km from Thumbithullum Para

A huge rock rising over 4,000 feet with an evergreen forest on top of it. The peaks are covered in mist in rainy days but otherwise, you will be able to see the Periyar river flowing below as a silver stream, and parts of the city of Cochin far away.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Cheeyappara Waterfalls

7.92km from Thumbithullum Para

This waterfall lies on the roadside enrouting Munnar and is a popular spot for taking a break.

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

10.79km from Thumbithullum Para

The waterfall located inside forest, falling from a height of 60 meters and accessible by hiking.

Palkulam Medu

Palkulam Medu

14.54km from Thumbithullum Para

Pristine green hills, verdant valleys and a small infinity pool on top overlooking the valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats.

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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew


After failed attempts to see sunrise from hilltop three weeks ago, we tried it again and failed again. This time mist was the culprit even though we reached the peak way before sunrise time.

There is about two kilometres of uphill walk to reach here, the starting point near Kattadikadavu viewpoint. The sunrise we missed was supposed to be breath taking. All we saw was mountains covered in mists.

It takes about 2 hours to reach the place from Cochin.


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