Near Erattupetta, Kottayam KERALA
Marmala waterfall lies a few kilometres away from Erattupetta, in Kottayam district, Kerala, India inside a private estate. It is exactly 7 km from Teekoy rubber estate. From here a private vehicle can take you further 2 km after which the road is not motorable. Only a four-wheel drive (4x4) Jeep can go through the narrow path, often passing over the uneven rocky terrain where no car would go. Even the jeep will not take you to the bottom of the falls. To reach the falls one has to get off the jeep and trek through the estate over the slippery rocky path. The waterfall is about 60 metres in height, falling into a 12-meter deep pool and joins the River Teekoy way down.
Marmala Waterfalls lies on the Vagamon – Erattupetta route near Teekoy. It is just 7 km away from Erattupetta town and 16 km away from Vagamon, one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala. Though majority of the tourists are those who come to visit Vagamon, the number of tourists who reach the spot to visit Marmala Waterfalls is never a few.
Though not much popular, Marmala Waterfalls offers a really attractive and pleasing view to the beholders, the tourists. It remains a good spot for Trekking as well. However, unlike other spots, trekking remains a necessity for the tourists to reach the site as the road is too hard for the vehicles – no car will go through this way and the jeep would go almost 2 km close to this spot.