Mankayam waterfalls are located near Palode in Thiruvananthapuram district. Mankayam River is a tributary of Chittar River. The Chittar River originates from the Chemunchi hills and flows through the Brymore forest to form this tributary. Mankayam River on its way produces two waterfalls, one at Kaalakkayam and Kurissadi. The area surrounding the Mankayam waterfall up to Kaalakkayam is covered with dense forests.
The Mankayam waterfall is recently considered as an ecotourism zone and is managed by the State Forest Department. There is a Forest Protection Group that works under the State Forest Department who would provide all the help for trekking and other needs. The area is ideal for trekking. A trekking area near the Iruthala Moola – Ayampara is a great experience and one can also see the Ayampara waterfall from here.
How To Reach
|Near Bus Station||Palode bus station|
|Near Railway Station||Thiruvananthapuram railway station at a distance of 45 kms|
|Near Airport||Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 55 kms|