Cheeyappara Waterfall

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One to two hours
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Nature Lovers, Photo Fanatics and Wanderers.

Quick Info

The Cheeyappara Waterfall is on the Kochi - Madurai Highway, between Neriamangalam and Adimali. The Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down in seven steps, which is a delightful sight. This is also a great place for trekking. This waterfall is also accessible from Munnar, around 42 km on the Aluva-Munnar Rd.


Rankings & Ratings

Beautiful waterfalls right beside the highway road.
Editor's Rankings

#20 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar
#14 in 15 Sightseeing Spots in Munnar

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Cheeyapara Waterfall provides a really good view. The best part about this waterfall is that it is right next to the main road. So it is very easy to stop by and take some good pictures. There are nice places nearby to get some snacks and cold drinks.


  • The view is great and it is a great photo point..
  • Travelers can enjoy the waterfall from the road itself
  • Enough space to park the vehicle
  • There are a lot of shops nearby to buy refreshments.


  • It is risky to get into the waterfall past the protective fence.
  • Water might be less during summer season.
  • Not well-maintained.

Detailed Info

The Cheeyappara Waterfall is located towards the east of Neriamangalam in Idukki district, Kerala, India. The Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down in seven steps, which is a delightful sight. This is also a great place for trekking.

The Cheeyapara Waterfall is situated approximately 1000 feet above the sea level. The Cheeyappara Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls of evergreen Kerala and is a great eco-tourism destination of the region. It is one of the significant excursion points lying in the region surrounding Cochin. This cascade is created by River Deviyar as its plummets down a huge rock. Water jumps down from one rocky slab to the next thus creating several layers. After creating a small bottom pool, water flows down the road to continue its journey as a jungle stream. Since it is so close to the road, you can easily stop by.

As the waterfall is just next to the highway, there is no space for sitting and having a picnic. So splashing in water at the fall is not possible.

There are a few make shift stalls on either side of the waterfall. They sell some souvenirs, snacks and soft drinks.

Surrounded by thick green forests, hills and mountains; Cheeyappara waterfall remain a great spot for adventure tourism especially for trekking. It is one of the major adventure events held here. Trekking through the deep forests really involves a great amount of adventure. Cheeyappara is often mentioned along with Valara waterfall, which is about 12 kms away. There more waterfalls and streams within the forest.  

It is very easy to reach this picturesque spot as it is very well connected to the nearby cities. There are several tour operators in Munnar who offer day return tours. You can also get hired vehicles such as private cabs, taxis and auto to reach their easily from the nearest city centre.