Vengathanam Waterfalls, Chennadu, Kottayam
Vengathanam Waterfalls (വേങ്ങത്താനം അരുവി) is one of the least explored waterfalls in Kottayam District, Kerala located near Chennadu Malika. Chennadu Malika can be accessed from Chemmalamattom (3km) or Erattupetta (11km). The Vengathanam waterfalls is a 3 step waterfall and the last fall cascades down to a depth of 70 ft. Even though it offers a breathtaking view of the falls its actually a dangerous site with no safety measures.
The place does not have proper road access, so one has to either use 4 wheeler or 2 wheeler. There will be bus service from Erattupetta to Chennadu Malika though not frequent. The road from Chemmalamattom to Vengathanam waterfalls was recently reconstructed.
Vengathanam waterfalls is also called Vengathanam peruthen aruvi or Chennad Waterfalls (possibly only in google maps).
Vengathanam Waterfalls is not safe for bathing or any other activities as the rocks here are slippery all the time. So think twice before going near the waterfalls as security incidents have been reported repeatedly from there and It's always advisable no to walk through slippery rocks at Chennadu waterfalls. We don't suggest a visit to Vengathanam Peruthen Aruvi for a family trip with kids and elderly. If traveling with kids be cautious and proceed with safety measures.
Facts about Vengathanam Waterfalls:
|Name in Malayalam:||വേങ്ങത്താനം അരുവി|
|Other Names:||Vengathanam Peruthen Aruvi, Chennadu Waterfalls|
|Location:||Vengathanam near Chennadu Malika, Kottayam|
|Known For||Waterfalls, Sight Seeing|
|Nearest ATM||Pinnakanad, Thidanad, Erattupetta|
|Nearest Speciality Hospital||RIMS, Erattupetta|
|Nearest Police Station||Erattupetta or Thidanad|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Erattupetta|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Kottayam Railway Station|
|Nearest Airport||Cochin International Airport|
|Other Information||Not Safe for bathing|
How to Reach Vengathanam Waterfalls:
Vengathanam Waterfall can be accessed via two ways, either through Chemmalamattom, a small town in Kanjirappally-Erattupetta route or directly through Erattupetta.
- From Chemmalamattom you can proceed to Chennadu Waterfalls via Variyanikkadu road. That's via Chemmalamattom-> Varianikkadu-> Chennadu Malika-> Vengathanam Waterfalls.
- From Erattupetta you can reach Vengathanam Peruthen Aruvi via Chennadu Malika road. That's via Erattupetta-> Chennadu-> Chennadu Malika-> Vengathanam Waterfalls.