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To reach the waterfall destination of Kaalakkayam from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, one has to come via Palode, which is about 35 kms from the capital city. From Palode take a deviation to reach Peringamala. Take a right turn from Peringamala to reach Kurissadi via Idinjaar, 12 km away. Since there are no signboards leading to Kaalakkayam falls, from Kurissadi, one may seek local assistance to reach the spot of the waterfalls.
In and around the Kaalakkayam waterfalls, it is an ambience that defies words. The waterfall is part of the Mankayam stream that originates in the Agasthyavanam forest in the district. A pool formed at the base of the waterfall is indeed worth a dip and the cool water simply enlivens your body. While attempting to cross the stream to reach the waterfall, one needs to watch the steps, as there are moss covered rocks, which are quite slippery at Kaalakkayam.
The forest nearby the waterfall is also a great spot to watch birds and also other species of fauna and flora. A trail along the stream to explore the sights on either side is yet another option for those who would love to walk around a bit around Kaalakkayam.
For reaching the waterfall destination of Kaalakkayam by train, the nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station, at a distance of about 50 kms.If you prefer travel by flight, the nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 60 kms away.
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