Located 8 km deep inside the forests from Thuppanad Junction on the Palakkad-Manarkkad route, the waterfalls are nearly 20 to 25 feet high and the depth is around 15 to 20 feet.
In 2009: During my first visit
There are ten steps of the waterfalls, of which eight are situated in the upper hills inside the dense forest. We need to trek a distance of 1.5 km by crossing the Thuppanad river. The ten-step waterfalls with the height of each step varying from five to 40 metres provided a visual treat. Intense forest and real natural lovers paradise. The forests surrounding the waterfalls are an extension of the Silent Valley National Park.
But in 2017
Though the Palakkad district panchayat enjoys the reputation of being the first local body in India to build and successfully operate a mini-hydroelectric project (Capacity is 2×1.5 MW), its Meenvallam project in the Bharathapuzha river basin has caused the near complete disappearance of the once majestic waterfalls.
Hardly we can see those natural waterfall and we may have to settle with the artificial waterfall formed out of water shaft from power house !! We are nk longer allowed to go near any of the natural ones and the uniqueness is no longer seen.@bijithkumar08 see this 🤓❤ and see how it flows.