Kattikayam Waterfalls – Waterfall near Illikkal Kallu
Kattikayam Waterfalls lies in the heart of Thekkoy, Erattupeta near the famous Ilikkal Kallu. Being one of the less explored destinations in Kottayam district. Kattikayam Waterfalls is an amazing tourist destination to spend some time at the feet of mother nature.
Kattikayam waterfall is about 70 meters high and is classified as "not safe to bath/bath with caution" category. The rocks here are slippery and its advisable not to go near the narrow edges. As per the latest track record, 2 fellow travelers, unfortunately, met death at the waterfalls. Caution boards are also placed on the way to the waterfalls stating this incident.
Kattikayam Waterfalls is about 2-3 kilometers from Illikkal Kallu. If you are coming from Illikal Kallu side, take the first left, which is the also the crossroad towards Illaveezhapunchira & Vagamon. After crossing approx 2kms, you need to take right towards a narrow road. Signboards are present there, but sometimes you may not notice them and will pass it for sure. The narrow road will last in another 100-200mm, and from where the road work is currently in progress (last updated: Dec 01 2017).
You can park your vehicle there on the roadside and can walk for another 1km in order to reach the waterfalls. This 1km passes through private properties and after crossing some private lands and a small river, you will reach the top of the Kattikayam waterfalls.
Unlike other waterfalls, in Kattikayam one should walk through the steep pathway through the sides of the waterfall which is constructed long back ago. This pathway will take you to the bottom of the waterfalls from where you can view the panorama of the waterfall and the surrounding area.
PS: Don't forget to take some snacks with you as this place is remote. As usual, please don't leave any plastics here and pledge to keep this area clean.
|Location:||Near Illikkal Kallu, Theekoy|
|Best time to Visit:||Before dawn, as this place is in a remote location|
How to reach Kattikayam Waterfalls:
From Erattupetta: Erattupetta -> Theekoy-> Kattikayam Waterfalls (via illickal kallu road)
Nearest Town: Thekoy ( about 13 km) & Erattupetta ( about 18 km)
Nearby Attractions of Kattikayam :
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