Trekking facilities were introduced in Thommankuthu in 2013 December and a number of tourists, including foreigners, arrive in groups. Two packages – a six-hour trek and a 10-hour trek is offered by the eco-development committee. An official of the EDC accompanies the visitors and provides information on the flora and fauna, and the tribal way of life. The chances of sighting wild animals are bleak, however ypu can sight many birds including migratory ones.
Thommankuthu, a beautiful eco tourism destination, has a series of waterfalls. Two falls at the bottom of the seven step waterfalls - Thommankuthu and Ezhunilakettu are the most popular of the seven step waterfalls. Arrange a local guide if you want to trek to the top of the mountain. The trek is about 12 kilometres and through hilly terrain and forest. There also are a few caves alongside the trail.
Thommankuthu waterfalls is a beautiful seven-step waterfall. Located near Thodupuzha in Kottayam Thommankuthu waterfalls is named after Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel a hunter of yester years who discovered the waterfalls in 1920s. The seven-step fall drops down a rock from a height of 1,500 m, and at each step, there is a cascade with a pool below it.
Eco development committee conducts eco tourism services like trekking, boating, and bird watching. The less adventurous can have an equally good time in the shallow pools below. Be careful of the slippery rocks during monsoons.
Entry Charges at Thommankuthu waterfalls is Rs 10 per head (adults) and tickets are issued between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and you can visit the falls only between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Munnar, the most popular hillstation in Kerala is located about 60 kms from Thommankuthu and can be reached via the Muvattupuzha–Theni road. At 1600 mts above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British in south India.