Palaruvi- the milky waterfalls in Kerala

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It is one of the highest waterfalls in Kerala, 300 ft high. The water forms a milk like colour in the waterfalls which gained it the name Palaruvi (meaning milk stream in Malayalam). The local legends says that the water has medicinal value. The soothing effect of the cold water flowing through forest and the fresh air will definitely energizes you.

Location : Kerala, India

Destination type : offbeat destination


  1. The time when Palaruvi became a tourist destination is not known
  2. This area was under Travancore kings till 1947
  3. The Travancore kings have made a Kalmandapam there in 17th century CE
  4. Post Kerala state formation in 1956, it became part of Kollam district

Activities for tourists at Palaruvi

  1. Take a shower under the waterfalls
  2. Trek through the forest
  3. Try out your skill set in photography

Visiting hours: 08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Entrance Fees: 

Above 13 years: Rs. 25/-
Children (5-13 years): Rs. 10/-

For More Information:
Vana Samrakhshana Samithi Information: +91 475 2211200

How to reach there


Trivandrum International airport 75 kms away is the nearest airport. It has flights to:

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuwait
  3. Singapore
  4. Mumbai
  5. Bangalore etc


Nearest railway station is Kollam Junction 65 kms away. Trains are available to major destinations in India like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kanyakumari
  4. Bangalore
  5. Kochi


Winter months of July to August is the best time to visit Ponmudi

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to March) 17°C to 27°C
Summer season (April to May) 20°C to 28°C

Nearby tourist attractions within 100kms

  1. Arippa forest Eco tourism village
  2. Thenmala eco tourism
  3. Shanghumukham beach
  4. Kumbhamurutty falls
  5. Ponmudi hillstation

Photo courtesy: By Rajithmohan at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Some hotels at Thiruvananthapuram with room tariff below Rs.5000/- per night

Indeevaram Residency

Roop Mahal Premier Inn

Hotel Prasanth

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Hotel Saj Luciya


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