Palaruvi Falls

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Palaruvi Falls
പാലരുവി വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം മറ്റൊരു ദൃശ്യം.JPG
Palaruvi Falls
Location Punalur, Kollam district, Kerala, India
Type Horsetail
Total height 91 metres (299 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Kallada River

The Palaruvi Falls (Malayalam: പാലരുവി വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം) is a waterfall located in Kollam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 32nd highest waterfall in India.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Palaruvi (Pal (Milk)+ Aruvi(Stream)) means “stream of milk” in the local language(Tamil / Malayalam).[2]

The falls[edit]

It is a single drop, horsetail type waterfall with a total height of 91 metres (299 ft).[3] The Palaruvi Falls is across the Kallada River.[4]

Location[edit]

Palaruvi is at 5 KM distnace from NH 744 and 6 KM from Kerala-Tamilnadu border at Aryankavu, 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Punalur, 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Kollam, and 152 kilometres (94 mi) from Thiruvananthapuram.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Showing all Waterfalls in India". World Waterfalls Database. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Palaruvi, Kollam". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Palaruvi". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Kallada River". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Palaruvi Falls". World of Waterfalls. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

Coordinates: 8°58′49″N 77°09′51″E / 8.98028°N 77.16417°E / 8.98028; 77.16417