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.