Chinnakanal is a beautiful tourist destination in Munnar, Idukki. It's almost 20 km from Munnar and its popular by nature's beauty. Chinnakanal is famous for its powerhouse waterfalls that fall from an amazing height of 800m. The waterfalls are surrounded by spectacular hill ranges.
Almost 20 % of the land is under the Forest department. Even today spotting wild animals is common. Elephants, jackals, porcupines, mongooses, squirrels, etc. are some of the frequently spotted wild animals here. Most of the agricultural land consists of cardamom and tea. Large tea plantations add a unique beauty to this serene village.
The beautiful waterfalls are strategically positioned at a distance of 16 km from Munnar. These waterfalls have an elevation of 800 m and categorized as an unexplored junket, engirdled by majestic western mountain ranges. Also, Chinnakanal waterfall is famous by the names such as Powerhouse waterfalls, visitors are bestowed with clear sightings of Western Ghat ranges. The source being Devikulam river and the waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery. You can take photographs, bath, enjoy the fall and sit there for hours, you can laze around the fall as much as you want.
During monsoon season, it looks like gallons of milk are being thrown from a height and it becomes a little tricky to bath under it, however, it still can be done. Chinnakanal Waterfalls is one of the major tourist places to visit in Munnar for a memorable experience.
Tea has played a major part in the history of Munnar. The plantations played a huge role in attracting people to the area. You can observe the history and growth of tea estates in the area. Tata Tea Museum is unique in its own sense. It has on display the most fascinating items such as original tea roller from 1905, photographs, furniture, typewriters, manual calculators, and sundial places on a huge granite rock, constructed in the year 1913.
A demonstration room for tea tasting is another beautiful attraction where one would come across different varieties of tea. You can taste some of the most exotic varieties of tea available around the world here. It has steadily turned into a must-visit tourist destination for those who wish to delve into the soul of Munnar.
Mattupetty Lake and Dam
The Indo-Swiss Dairy Project
Eravikulam National Park
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnakanal Waterfalls is the best tourist place that can be visited throughout the year. Due to the green surroundings, the weather of this place remains pleasant every time. While an individual is here, he will not feel like any humidity. If you wish to witness the real beauty of these waterfalls then make sure that your trip is planned during monsoon season. Monsoon season is the time when the width, as well as the flow of the water of these falls, gets doubled
To reach Chinnakanal by road, take the Mankulam-Munnar road and then turn towards NH 85. Taxis are available from the city junction. Also there are KSRTC and private buses available at frequent intervals. After reaching the nearest point in Chinnakanal, one has to walk a few steps to access the amazing waterfalls.
Nearest Airport- Nedumbassery Airport
Nearest Railway Station- Aluva Railway Station