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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  • A must visit for avid trekking lovers, approx 20 kms from Palakkad town, a wonderful topnotch scenic spot! Careful if you are not a swimmer!  more »
  • forester charged per head entrance fees rs.100 but difinitely no safety place and any other facilities most imporatant no drinking water on the way  more »
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  • After a two hour long walk, all we wanted was to jump into the water! Good place to stretch some muscle over weekend. PS: Avoid summer there!
  • Feel the Nature 4 kilometers up and down you have to walk. You can see the falls and feel the Nature.... In the travel we can feel the mother nature's care... Popular hiking destination featuring a modest waterfall & pool in forested surrounds with wildlife. Nice trekking location, water falls is located in the middle of forest, we want to walk approx 4 km from the entry point to reach the water falls. W can experience the the beat of the forest while trekking, Not a big water falls, but a nice one. You can carry foods to the water falls, no restriction for the same. In the water falls we can see the beautiful walls and can bath in the pure and cold water. Bathing in the water will be a good refreshment to mind and body.. Nice trekking location, water falls is located in the middle of forest, we want to walk approx 4 km from the entry point to reach the water falls. W can experience the the beat of the forest while trekking, Not a big water falls, a nice one. You can carry foods to the water.
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