Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls
Olavakkode, Palakkad KERALA
Dhoni hills in Palakkad is popular picnic spot with a small and beautiful waterfall. It takes a three hours trek from the base of the Dhoni hills to reach this reserve forest area. Dhoni is a reserve Forest area that has a small but beautiful, splendid and captivating waterfall in the middle. Though the aerial distance between Dhoni Hills and the North end of Malampuzha Dam is just 3 km, it takes 12 kilometers to reach Dhoni by road. Dhoni provides trekkers the opportunity to explore its hilly terrains. Its lush green surroundings are a pleasure to watch. Dhoni is also famous for its farmhouse, harbouring hundreds of cattle of Swiss variety. The best time to visit Dhoni is soon after the monsoon rains.
It is also easy to reach the waterfalls and other beautiful spots inside the reserve forest. A four-km walk from Dhoni main road will take you to the beautiful waterfall and the forest area, which is rich in wildlife like elephant, tiger, deer, etc.
It is an ideal place for trekking. One can walk down to Malampuzha and Meenvallam waterfalls from Dhoni through the thick forests.
It is only five-km trekking through the forest to Malampuzha. There is a winding dirt track going up the hill, but for the more adventurous, there are enough steep climbs to whet your appetite once you leave the road. A two-hour walk from the main road will bring you to a beautiful stream, which is a picnic location. One can take bath in the down stream. One can go by jeep up to the waterfalls and beyond.
Dhoni hills in Palakkad is popular picnic spot with a small and beautiful waterfall. It takes a three hours trek from the base of the Dhoni hills to reach this reserve forest area.