Thommankuthu

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Thommankuthu
തൊമ്മന്‍കുത്ത്
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Thommankuthu
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°54′0″N76°47′0″E / 9.90000°N 76.78333°E / 9.90000; 76.78333 Coordinates: 9°54′0″N76°47′0″E / 9.90000°N 76.78333°E / 9.90000; 76.78333
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685581
Telephone code 04862
Nearest city Thodupuzha
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki
Climate almost same as in all over kerala (Köppen)

Thommankuthu (Malayalam : തൊമ്മന്‍കുത്ത്) is a waterfall located in Thodupuzha Thaluk in Idukki District of the southern state of Kerala, India. It is popular tourist spot in the state and one the major centres of eco-tourism in Kerala. It situated in the southern part of Western Ghats mountain range.

Thodupuzha Municipal town in Kerala, India

Thodupuzha is the largest town and municipality in Idukki district in the Kerala state of India, spread over an area of 35.43 km2. Thodupuzha is 57 km (35 mi) from Kottayam and 62 km (39 mi) south east of Kochi. Thodupuzha is 200 km from the state capital, Trivandrum. Geographical classification of Thodupuzha Region is Malanad or Idanad. Thodupuzha is also known as "Hollywood of Kerala" as it is used as a filming location for a large number of Malayalam and Tamil movies.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

Western Ghats mountain range running parallel to the western coast of India

Western Ghats also known as Sahyadri is a mountain range that covers an area of 140,000 km² in a stretch of 1,600 km parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traverse the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight "hottest hot-spots" of biological diversity in the world. It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India. It is a biodiversity hotspot that contains a large proportion of the country's flora and fauna; many of which are only found in India and nowhere else in the world. According to UNESCO, Western Ghats are older than Himalayan mountains. It also influences Indian monsoon weather patterns by intercepting the rain-laden monsoon winds that sweep in from the south-west during late summer. The range runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain, called Konkan, along the Arabian Sea. A total of thirty-nine areas including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests were designated as world heritage sites - twenty in Kerala, ten in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and four in Maharashtra.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls Thommankuthu waterfalls.jpg
Thommankuthu Waterfalls
Closer view of Thommankuthu Falls Thomman Falls.jpg
Closer view of Thommankuthu Falls

Location

Thommankuthu is located 18 km from Thodupuzha. Nearest towns are Karimannor and Vannappuram and Udumbannoor which are nearly 10 km from Thommankuthu.

Vannappuram is a village in the Idukki district of state Kerala in India. The village is in the highland regions 28 km east of Muvattupuzha Town and lies north of the Kaliyar River.Geographical Classification of Vannappuram Region is Midland or Idanad. Hindus, Syrian Christians and Muslims co-exist in harmony adding the diversity in faith and religion. The place has a large population of Syrian Catholics.

Trekking

Thommankuthu waterfall is a seven - step waterfall located in forest. A trek of 12 km through the forests is possible.

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