Paniyeli Poru
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RevaShanks
Kochi (Cochin), India93 contributions
Family
Beautiful place. We went on a working day. So there was no crowd. The walk to the river was awesome. One side of the mud path is the rocky river and the other side forest. The path is well defined and there are staff located at select spots to help and advice visitors. The place is well maintained and well staffed. The path is beautiful and a little uneven at places. There are a lot of places in between to sit,rest and take snaps. There river can be dangerous especially during rainy season. But you can bath in the cool water and hop around the rocks. A good experiance for kids.
There is no changing rooms or shops once the path starts. But immediately inside the main entrance there are a lot of shops and public toilets.
Written 17 January 2022
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Joseph J
Kochi (Cochin), India36 contributions
Friends
Life in the plains of Kerala warms up with soaring levels of temperature in February. This year, many domestic visitors tend to choose inlands and terrains near reserves to wean themselves away from an escalating strain in the suburbans. Naturally, teaming with a small group of friends, I made it to Paniyeli Poru Eco Tourism Centre, about 50 kilometres from Kochi city centre, in the first week this month. I was badly in need of my soul full of solace to start with this summer. That's it. I got it in abundance with the right choice of this enchanting beautiful forest decked with flowing sparkling waters. Such a panorama is at the very outset. Rest is all for experience with immaculate natural beauty around, just a kilometre trekking down from the parking lot under a canopy of lush green foliage.

Trained guides and basic facilities are indeed very helpful, thanks to a responsible forest administration.
Written 20 February 2020
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Ratheesh
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Family
It is a calm and serene place .you can enjoy for around one hour and can also take a dip in the fresh water at places where the flow of water is more but be careful as the rocks are very slippery .The place is kept very clean as plastics and food are not allowed.
Written 16 December 2019
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Meena_Bala
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India205 contributions
Couples
Paniyeliporu rapids is a must visit place in monsoon to see the water flow and enjoy your day. You will have to walk a few kms to reach the rapids. Guards stand every where for the safety of tourists and they guide us to be safe. It's a little difficult for older people to walk inside..
You can buy the original forest pepper from the office. Worth buying the good quality spices and honey.
You have to watch out the holes before you step in water.
Written 18 October 2019
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Ambadan
Kakkanad, India22 contributions
Family
Paniyeli Poru is an excellent view of Periyar. Too much restrictions, probably to save people from dying in the sudden dips.
Written 12 April 2019
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Siddeeque Hassan
Kochi (Cochin), India1,327 contributions
Friends
The beauty of the water will mesmerize you. See the photos and know better. Take ur lunch with you. There is no restaurants nearby. Dont go there in rainy seasons. Its dangerous
Written 3 March 2019
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Chat2Binod
Kochi (Cochin), India97 contributions
Family
We reached early ~ 0830 in the morning and were the 1st to reach the place. We were greeted by friendly lot of security who assisted us in parking and ticketing. We were explained that water levels were low as bhoothan kettu dam has been closed early in the morning, however venturing out too much was a risk, as no warnings would be given out during non season times.

We started the short walk towards the poru accompanied by 2 securities. The walk was a good one through the serene and quiet forest atmosphere. It was disturbing to see plastic covers high up in the tree - we were told that flood waters has taken it up there. In the way we saw foot prints of the gentle giant, apparently an elephant had crossed through our path way yesterday night.

We soon reached a bathing spot which the security said is safe. We spend the the next 2 hours frolicking in the water

The season starts in mid of Jan and we would reckoned you to visit during season only so as to explore the maximum. Temporary bridges are made during this time which allow you to venture deeper into the poru.
Written 25 December 2018
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Kochi (Cochin), India276 contributions
Couples
This place has been pending for quite long in my list. We tried already in June but not allowed due to heavy rain and floods.Can see the Sand dunes on the shores and by the dunes height can understand the flood severity. Benches on the shores are still under the sand.

Paniyeli Poru is walk in the forest on the shores of periyar river. More enjoyable if you are with friends. Entry fee Rs.25 and parking fee also . It is better to carry food and water bottles no shops near by. You are not allowed to have food inside forest. Can have food in the parking area.

Better not to go in the scorching Sun, A moody weather is preferably better for this place. Pavements are laid at most of the places, so suitable for all-aged.
Written 22 September 2018
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sugathan
Ernakulam, India53 contributions
It is a nice place to spend a day with family at the lap of nature. There you can enjoy the beauty of nature. The amazing sight of Periyar river flowing majestically through natural rocky terrain and dense rain forests with the distant green hills and cloudy sky as a background is a breathtaking scene. Please avoid getting into the river for bath and swimming during rainy season from June to August when the river is flooded, as there are hidden and deep depressions in the rocks through which the water flows. It is a nice place for landscape photography. To visit the location you have to take ticket at the Kerala forest department office.
Written 6 August 2018
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Vishnu V M
Narakal, India146 contributions
Friends
Great place to escape from the heat.idle for almost everyone.its a plastic free zone.Parking facilities available along with the cloak room.
The area around the place is not well developed,so if you want to purchase anything like swim wear,chappals or even food there is limited options available here.
From the entrance there is half-hour walk to the "poru" via paved path.The place is litterly covered by tree canopies,along the way few families set up counters for serving "homely meals".
Must carry enough water and snacks and dress to the place and should listen to the guides at all time. This place will be closed during monsoon.

On the way to view point ,one have to cross strong current,it's better to keep camera and stuff in waterproof bag,keep children's close and always lend your hand to the person in need.
Rocks are slippery so be aware and try not to consume alcohol before entering the place.
Homestay available around the place.Not a bad option though.Elephent kinds of roam the place at night so it's worth staying.
Written 28 June 2018
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