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|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|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.Thomankoothu waterfalls is not a single waterfall but a series of 12 falls over a distance of 5km.
Thommankuthu is located 18 km from Thodupuzha. Nearest towns are Karimannor and Vannappuram and Udumbannoor which are nearly 10 km from Thommankuthu.
Thommankuthu waterfall is a seven - step waterfall located in forest. A trek of 12 km through the forests is possible.
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