Pookulam Waterfalls is a picturesque cataract lying near Kumily
in Idukki District
. The awesome view of water cascading down the peak is a real feast to the eyes. The fabulous wooded landscapes also make it a charming tourist destination. Nearby is a shallow pool, where a refreshing bath can be had.
The cataract is also popular by the name ‘Pathandivarathu Aruvi’ meaning the aruvi (stream) that carries milk. The clear white waters of the falls resemble milk flowing down the mountain edge; hence the name Pathandivarathu Aruvi.
During monsoon season, the waterfall reaches in its full glory. Numerous tourists visit here every year to watch this beautiful sight. The way to the falls is through a woody terrain with big cedar trees and stone idols of various gods worshipped by the local populate.
To reach the Pookulam Waterfalls, jeeps and taxis are extensively available from Kumily. Any bus from Kumily to Anavilasam plies to Pookulam.