Visit to Ripple waterfalls, 2nd mile, Pothamedu and Chithirapuram viewpoints

We spent the second half of our first day in Munnar visiting Ripple waterfalls and stunning viewpoints such as 2nd mile, Pothamedu, and Chithirapuram.

Ripple waterfalls
Ripple Waterfalls

Planning 🧭

After a memorable drive from Bangalore, we arrived at Gokulam Homestay in Munnar by 3 PM. After a brief break of about an hour, we decided to take advantage of the remaining daylight by seeing some of the areas near our guesthouse in Anachal. The plan was to start with the Ripple waterfalls and then proceed to the Pothamedu Viewpoint, stopping along the way to see the 2nd mile and Chithirapuram viewpoints.

Chittirapuram View point
Chithirapuram Viewpoint

Best route 🗺

We took the below route:

Gokulam Homestay > (9 km ) > Ripple waterfalls > ( 12 Km ) > 2nd Mile Viewpoint > ( 6.5 Km ) > Pothamedu Viewpoint > ( 7.5 Km ) > Chithirapuram Viewpoint > (5 Km ) > Gokulam Homestay

As you can see, we planned to visit all the nearby attractions together because we only had a few hours until sunset. These four locations are all within 25 kilometres of one another.

Reaching Ripple Waterfalls 🚥

Ripple Waterfalls is located about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Munnar town. The homestay where we were staying is 9 kilometers away. We started from our homestay at 4 pm, and it took us 20 minutes to reach Ripple Waterfalls through the beautiful interior roads of Munnar. It started to drizzle as soon as we arrived. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated parking space available at the venue, so we had to park our car on the side of the road. During peak hours, it may be difficult to find a nearby parking spot, as the place gets crowded with tourist jeeps.

Ripple Waterfalls

Ripple waterfalls 🏞

Ripple Waterfalls is situated in Sreenarayanapuram, Munnar. Visitors need to pay a nominal fee of 20rs per person. As you enter, you’ll be welcomed by a stroll of shops selling homemade products. You can also opt for ziplining across the river. Ripple Waterfall flows in two stages, but since we visited in the middle of summer, the first stage of the descent was a little dry. A series of well-guarded steps will lead you to the second stage of the waterfall. The Muthirappuzhayar River forms the Ripple waterfall. Due to two days of prior rain in Munnar, we were able to observe a good flow of water during our visit. We spent around 30 minutes at this beautiful place before proceeding to our next destination, the 2nd Mile Viewpoint.

2nd Mile Viewpoint

2nd mile viewpoint 🌄

The 2nd Mile viewpoint is located at a distance of 12 km from Ripple Waterfalls on the Kochi-Munnar highway. It is also 12 km away from Munnar town. The 2nd Mile Viewpoint is situated at an elevation of approximately 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) above sea level, making it an ideal location to enjoy a cool breeze and breathtaking scenery. Visitors can witness the stunning sight of clouds floating over hills and valleys, especially during the monsoon season. The viewpoint is easily accessible by road and provides ample parking space for vehicles. There is no entry fee to visit the viewpoint. The best time to visit is in the early morning or late afternoon when the sunlight is not too harsh and the view is clear. Small shops and food stalls are available near the viewpoint for visitors to purchase snacks and refreshments. We stopped for quick visit of 10 minutes and headed towards Pothamedu Viewpoint

2nd Mile Viewpoint

Timings for Ripple Waterfalls ⏲

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tips For Travelers 💡

  • The best time to visit Ripple Waterfalls is during the monsoon season (June-September) when the water levels are high, and the falls are at their most dramatic.
  • Parking near Ripple Waterfalls can be difficult. Please be considerate of other drivers and do not park in a way that blocks the road.
  • Plan to visit 2nd mile viewpoint during early morning or evening when you can witness the clouds touching tea gardens.
  • There are many small shops near the 2nd mile viewpoint. Please be mindful of the environment and do not litter when you shop from them.

Places to Visit Nearby 🌍

PlaceDistance from Ripple Waterfalls (km)
Pothamedu Viewpoint10
2nd Mile Viewpoint12
Chithirapuram Viewpoint15
Eravikulam National Park20
Mattupetty Dam25
Munnar Tea Museum35
Echo Point40
Lakkam Waterfalls45

Food Options

Live the Experience

We suggest you to watch our short informative video on this place before visiting.

Ripple waterfalls and 2nd Mile Viewpoint

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