Pambar River

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Pambar River
Pambar.jpg
Origin Talaiyar at
10°8′N 77°7′E / 10.133°N 77.117°E / 10.133; 77.117
Mouth Amaravathi River at
10°21′2″N 77°14′14″E / 10.35056°N 77.23722°E / 10.35056; 77.23722
Basin countries Idukki District, Kerala
India
Length ~31 kilometres (19 mi)
Source elevation 2,073 metres (6,801 ft)
Mouth elevation 473 metres (1,552 ft)

The Pambar River originates in the Anaimudi Hills in Idukki District of Kerala state in South India.

Route[edit]

It traverses Turner’s Valley in Eravikulam National Park and flows into the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary through the Taliar Valley between Kanthalloor and Marayoor Villages and eastwards through the sanctuary. The Pambar, Kabani and Bhavani are the only rivers of the 44 in Kerala that flow eastwards. It is joined by seasonal rivulets and a few perennial streams originating from sholas in the upper reaches.[1]

The Pambar merges with the Chinnar River at Koottar where a comfortable tree house accommodation is available.[2] The Chinnar follows the interstate boundary along the northwest edge of the sanctuary and becomes the Amaravati River in Tamil Nadu, reaches the Amaravathi Reservoir and Dam and eventually joins the Kaveri River near Karur.

Waterfalls[edit]

Thoovanam Waterfalls
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Thoovanam Waterfalls
Location Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Coordinates 10°17′13″N 77°11′17″E / 10.286978°N 77.18803°E / 10.286978; 77.18803
Elevation 1,400 feet (430 m)
  • The spectacular Thoovanam waterfalls lie on the Pambar River deep within the Sanctuary. This breathtaking cascade is a major tourist attraction. Guided trekking from Karimutti Forest Station can be arranged.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Kerala Forest department, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Management Plan (2002-2011) 2.5. Water sources
  2. ^ Blue Yonder Holidays Pvt Ltd, Chinnar, the real treasure trove, retrieved 8/30/2007 Koottar Tree House