Manalar Waterfalls is a beautiful place situated 5 Kms from the Achencoil,on the Achencoil-Schencottah Road of Kollam district,Kerala.Achencovil is almost 95 Kms away from Kollam.Manalar Waterfalls is managed by Manalar-Kumbhavurutty Vana Samrakshana Samithy and,is close to the Kerala -Tamil Nadu border.Apart from waterfalls,visitors can go trekking to the sprawling grasslands at high elevation,for an unique experience through evergreen thickets,abundant in wild flora and fauna.Kerala Forest Department has started an “Eco-Contact Centre” at this place.Kumbhamurutty,a natural falls is 2 Kms away from Manalar Waterfalls.Achencovil is a main Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala.Achencovil Sastha temple is one of the five Sastha temples in Kerala.Achencovil is also a Eco-Tourist place.Trekking is an important attraction.The place is near from NH 208.Entry is allowed from 10 am.Address:
Divisional Forest Officer
Divisional Forest Office
Achencoil P.O, Kollam (Dist:),Kerala.
Divisional Forest Office,Achencoil.
0475 - 2342315
Nearest Bus Station: Achencovil Bus Station.
Nearest Railway Station: Kazhuthurutty Railway Station.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport.
Manalar Forest is 2 Kms from Achencovil.Here season starts from,June to August.In Manalar forest,you contact to the nature.Trekking and other travels facility,inside the forest are available.Manalar forest is the center of rare specious birds,orchids and other flowers.
DISTANCE FROM MANALAR TO MAJOR TOWNS:
Thiruvananthapuram -122 Kms
Kollam -102 Kms
Tirunelveli - 82 Kms
Courtallam (Kutrallam) - 25 Kms
Shenkottai - 14 Kms
TOURIST PLACES NEAR BY MANALAR:
Kumbhavurutty Falls,Kerala - 2 Kms
Achencovil - 5 Kms
Thenamal - 52 Kms
Courtallam (Kutrallam),Tamil Nadu - 25 Kms
Panpoli - 10 Kms(Panpoli is a small village situated near Sengottai in Tirunelveli District,Tamil Nadu Distict)