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Dhoni Waterfalls, Palakkad

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Dhoni waterfall is located on top of Dhoni hills, near Palakkad town.

In comparison to Malampuzha dam which is hailed as a major local tourist spot, Dhoni waterfall, located just 5 kilometres away, is relatively less known.

Access to the waterfalls requires a 3 hour trek to the top of Dhoni hills through the forest. This major restrictive factor cuts down visitor numbers to a great extant.

Although the waterfall itself is rather small, refreshingly beautiful surroundings make up for it.

Water from here ultimately feeds Malampuzha Dam.

Enjoying the scenic environment of Dhoni hills and a great trek are the upshots of visiting this Kerala waterfall.

Check post set up at the base inspects bags, especially for alcohol. Prohibition is in place at the waterfall premises.

There is narrow mountain path suitable only for 4 Wheel Drives and motor bikes all the way till the water fall. Private vehicles are not permitted past the check point.

Dhoni waterfall trek :

The 3 hour trek starts from teak plantations at the base of the hill. It continues uphill through the forest.

The trek path of 4 kilometres can be walked without guide service. Although Elephants, tigers, king cobras and wild animals inhabit the remote jungle, trek path is considered safe.

Still, there is there is some chance to see some small wild life en route to the waterfall.

It is possible to reduce trek distance by taking short cuts now and then off the usual path. Conquering steeper inclines can be more tiring though.

The climb takes 3 hours. The easier return journey can be completed in about 2 hours. By reaching the top by noon, an hour or two of pleasant relaxing can be done at the falls.

Better even, by starting the trek early in the morning, a greater part of the day can be spent idling at the waterfall. Make sure to take enough snacks and drinks if doing so.

Visitors reach the waterfall drained. Smiling Mother Nature sprinkles freshness and a lively feel. The last bits of exhaustion flies away, as the cool pool takes over with a velvety feel.

A bit of caution takes care of moss covered slippery rocks inside the pool. Depth of the stream may surpass the normal expectation considering that the waterfall is quite small.

Other attractions at Dhoni village:

Government owned Cattle and goat farm is located at Dhoni. This outfit, famous for Swiss breeds of cattle, houses hundreds of them. In addition to regular milk farm, a sperm collection facility also functions here.

Local legends connect the origin of the temple at the foot hills to a very early age. As per the story the Goddess constructed it as a tribute to Lord Siva. This small yet attractive structure exemplifies Kerala architecture.

The best time to visit:

The best time to visit here is immediately after monsoon.

Rains are over by then, trek path is clear and the waterfall appears filled with water.
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  • Its an adventurous trekking through the forest for almost 8 Kilometres by walk to reach the top of a hillside with an amazing waterfalls 
    Its an adventurous trekking through the forest for almost 8 Kilometres by walk to reach the top of a hillside with an amazing waterfalls  more »
  • 4 km one side walk through forest...and also it was a thrilling experience...one forest guide will accompany with us. two time slots available.10.30 am and 1.30 pm.. fare 120/ individual.waterfall is....  more
    4 km one side walk through forest...and also it was a thrilling experience...one forest guide will accompany with us. two time slots available.10.30 am and 1.30 pm.. fare 120/ individual.waterfall is....  more »
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  • Really nice experience, if you are ready to walk around 8km in total. We went with 5 and 10 year old kids with out any issue. Forest guard who assisted us all the way was really helpful. Since water is less now, we could walk in the stream.
  • 1. Nice place for trekking who are love trekking this place is good. 2. Two slots are available one at 10:30 am and another at 1:30 pm before you go to the place please check the slots timing. 3. Trekking distance is around 8 kms inside forest. 4. At the time of i visit this place i saw elephant. 5. Place is too good full greenish and plastic free zone also. 6. Before you visit this place better you had your breakfast or lunch because no hotels are located in nearby this place.

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