Charalkunnu is a stunning hill station located in Pathanamthitta district of Gods own Country Kerala at a distance of about 17 km from Pathanamthitta town. Adorned with low lying valleys and brooks which adds an exotic beauty to this already beautiful hill station, this enchanting hill beauty is further festooned with dense forests, River Pamba and wide variety of flora and fauna.
The tranquil ambience of this place is ideal for someone looking to spend some isolated time amidst nature. One can get mesmerizing views of both sunrise and sunset which remains re energizing in the morning and exhilarating and thrilling as a super ball of fire slowly moving towards the other destination in the evening.
Cycling in and around this hill station is the best way to discover the various virgin paths of this hill station. Mountain biking can also be enjoyed here. Trekking is another adrenaline sport that one can relish while singing the praises of this wonderful place.
Visiting during the months of September to March also enables you to feast your eyes and souls with various stunning waterfalls which cascades from an elevated height to a gorge leaving a truly astonishing sight of nature in the eye of a visitor.
Tourists visiting to Charalkunnu always purchase some souvenir as a memento of their visit. Some of the items that can be purchased here are sweet-smelling candles, spices, strawberries, tea, fragrant soaps and may more.
Cocooned amidst thick forest in a serene environment, Kumbhavuruthy Waterfall is a scenic waterfall located in close proximity to Charalkunnu. The musical voice of the plummeting water and the scenic vistas all over draws a large number of people to its vicinity. Visitors can relish adventurous activities like camping and trekking in the surrounding area of this fall.
Best time to Visit: Though this place enjoys moderate climatic conditions throughout the year, the best time to visit this place is from the month of September to March when you can relish nature at its best. Talking about the weather of this place, nights are colder and little chillier when compared to the days when the weather remains little warm.
Accommodation: A camp house located in the hills provides comfortable accommodation option to tourists. Evergreen Hotel and dolphin Tower are some other hotels in Charalkunnu where you can opt to stay. For more comfortable and lavish stay, you can venture to Pathanamthitta where large number of budget as well as luxurious and mid range hotels offers great service and facilities to customers.
It is suggested to stay couple of days in the camp house of the hills to enjoy the true feeling of being close to nature.