Trip Experience to Vazhvanthol Waterfalls Near Trivandrum City

For those, who are looking for an adventurous trekking spot near Trivandrum city, Vazhvanthol Waterfalls is a good choice. Unlike most tourist spots in Thiruvananthapuram, Vazhvanthol is not that popular. Since it is an unexplored location, you can expect enough privacy there. I recommend this place to anyone who does not want to face a crowd in adventurous trekking. One day trip to Vazhvanthol waterfalls through the reserve forest is more than enough to refresh your mind.

How to Reach Vazhvanthol Waterfalls
If you are searching for a tourist location with waterfalls very near to Trivandrum city, visiting Vazhvanthol is a must.

It is nearly 45 KM journey from the heart of Trivandrum city to reach there.

Photos of Vazhvanthol Waterfalls
From Trivandrum central, you must go to Nedumangad, and from there you must head to Vithura. Then take Bonacaud route till you reach Kanithadam.

There is a forest check post at Kanithadam. You must pay an entry fee at check post to get permission to enter the forest area.

At the Forest Office counter, you can find the entry fee for each tourist with or without vehicles. You must pay a fixed amount to keep your car at the check post.

Kanithadam Check post
Once you obtain permission from the check post, you can drive for nearly one Kilometer, and from there you must start walking. The distance between Kanithadam check post and Vazhvanthol waterfalls is 2.2 KM.

Nearest Railway Station and Airport
Trivandrum Central is the nearest railway station, and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport.

Our Trip Experience

Before picking Vazhvanthol, we spent enough time to search for the best wildlife areas and waterfalls in Thiruvananthapuram. None of us wanted to spent time at crowded locations.

So we searched for less explored waterfalls near the city. Our search for such a spot had ended with the decision to visit this waterfalls.

Trees at Vazhvanthol waterfalls

We were a team of 15 members lead by two experienced wildlife tourists, Vino, and Siju George Kureekkattu. We started our journey from Trivandrum central at 11:30 AM.

Siju George Kureekkattu

We reached Kanithadam check post within 90 minutes travel. We knew it was a forest area and no shops and hotels available. So we had food and water as the parcel.

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After spending a little time with local tribal people and visiting their worship place, we continued our walk through the jungle to Vazhvanthol waterfalls.

As we expected the route is adventurous and took more time to cover 2.2 KM than usual.

This trip was next after our Munnar tour in the winter season where we visited local waterfalls, small shopping for friends and family, and visited popular places near the town.

What Should We Do at Vazhvanthol?
  • Do not forget to bring Food and Water since there are no shops available

  • Do not carry plastic bags

  • Do not disturb wildlife