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The Power House Waterfalls is one place in Chinnakanal that attracts many international and domestic tourists. This place is located at a very short distance of around 16km from one of the main tourist spots in Kerala, Munnar. The waterfalls flow from a height of about 800m and the water is milky-white in colour. The clear and clean water flowing from a great height is a visual treat for the nature-lovers. This is a wonderful spot that is located on the way to the reputed Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Thekkady. Situated at the backdrop of the Western Ghats, Chinnakanal is a weekend getaway that is strategically located at a close distance of around 20km radius.
Geographical location of the place
Chinnakanal is inclined 10.04 degrees towards the North and 77.17 degrees towards the East. There are close to 20,000 people living in this place.
How to reach and local modes of transport
Air – Kochi airport, at a distance of 135km, is the nearest airport to Chinnakanal hill station.
Rail – In terms of distance, Theni situated at a distance of 60km and Aluva at a distance of 110km are the closest railway stations to Chinnakanal. However, in terms of comfort and ease, Ernakulam railway station at a distance of 125km is the nearest railway junction.
Road- There are lots of buses that connect the main cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu like Kochi, Aleppey, Coimbatore, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram.
Local transport – Local buses are available from Munnar to Chinnakanal waterfalls every day for the benefit and comfort of the tourists.
Tourist Attractions and Things to do
There are lots of sightseeing places in and around Chinnakanal like the Kodai Lake, Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal Golf Course, Photo Point, Berijam Lake and Coakers Lake. Tourists who come here can take bath in the waterfalls and undertake boating activities in the many lakes around Chinnakanal Waterfalls during their trip.
Where to eat and local cuisine
There are quite a few places to eat within the 11km radius of Chinnakanal waterfalls like Royal Retreat, Sarath Inn, Galaxy Restaurant, Café Royale Copper Castle, SN Restaurant and the Deli. Fish curry cooked in coconut oil eaten with steamed red rice is the speciality of areas around Munnar.
Where to stay
There are some star hotels in Munnar for the benefit of tourists who come to Chinnakanal. The Siena Village, Club Mahindra and Mountain Club Resort are some of the 3-star hotels in Munnar. Holiday Heaven, Terrace Greens and Chancellor Resorts are some other reasonable budget accommodations that are available here.
STD, PIN and Emergency contact numbers
The STD code and PIN code of Chinnakanal near Idukki district are 04868 and 685618 respectively. Police, Fire and Ambulance Services can be reached at 100, 101 and 103 respectively.
Banks, Hospitals and Tourist Office
South Indian Bank,
Chinnakanal Branch, 1278, Main Road, Idukki district – 685618
Ph: 04868 249310
Tata Tea General Hospital,
Munnar Head Office, Munnar – 685612
Ph: 04869 230270
Promotion Council of District Tourism,
Civil Station, Kuili Mala,
Painavu Post Office, Idukki district
Ph: 04862 232248