The Perunthenaruvi waterfalls on the banks of the Pamba river about 10 km from Erumely is a favourite place for both domestic and foreign tourists in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. This is a natural fall, down a rocky path into a ravine about 100 feet deep. Ideal for an outing, this place is a popular picnic spot. It is accessible by road.

The name "Perunthenaruvi" means "The Great Honey Stream".

Great many bees, settled in the adjacent woods, have transformed here to a Kingdom of beehives.

Naturally, the stream flowing through this area came to be called the great honey stream - Perunthenaruvi (also Perumthenaruvi) in local vernacular.

After splashing as a waterfall, this honey stream further along its course, gets poured into River Pampa.

The rocky terrain majestically extends above and below the waterfall. Mighty monsoon unites its droplets to bury bulk of these rocks. As soon as monsoon departs, rocks start to peep up again.


Located on the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri Range, Perunthenaruvi is famous for the waterfalls there.

How to Reach

Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 44 km Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 138 km Perumthenaruvi waterfalls lies in Vechuchira village of Pathanamthitta District. Once reached Vechuchira, take the approach road next to Navodaya School. The waterfall is at a walking distance of 5 minutes from the School. The nearest towns are Ranni at 12 Kilometres and Thiruvalla at 16 Kilometres, where accommodations and decent restaurants are available. You can reach Perunthenaruvi via Pathanamthitta-Ranni or Kottayam – Erumeli routes. There is an alternative less trodden path who wants to get closer to nature. That is the Athykkayam - Kudamurutti - Chenna route. A trek of 20 minutes through tea plantations is needed to reach the waterfall. The trek through beautiful surroundings is a nice experience.


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