Charalkunnu is a prominent hill station near Ranni in Pathanamthitta facilitates a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. The district headquarters of Pathanamthitta, is located 17 km to the south-east whereas, Kozhencherry is located 5 km away.
The Pampa River which flows in the low-lying areas along with, various small brooks add up to the exotic beauty of this place. Charalkunnu is also rich with dense forest and a variety of flora and fauna. This place holds an eye catching view of the sunrise and sunset, paradise for the sun gazers. The serene atmosphere of the place is best suited for all those tourists who are seeking for some quiet and solitude during their holidays.
Mountain biking or cycling in and around Charalkunnu is the finest way to discover the varied natural beauty of this hill station. Trekking is another option for the adrenaline seekers that one can enjoy while exploring this place. Optimum time to visit, during September-March, at this point of time, the place is neither too hot, nor too cold. Also, the waterfalls after the recent rains which cascades from an elevated height mesmerizes the eyes.
Places to visit:
Kumbhavuruthy is a famous scenic waterfall situated in close proximity to Charalkunnu. It is at a distance of 11kms from Pathanamthitta is located in the deep forests of Konni. The musical voice of the cascading water from the waterfall and the scenic beauty around draws a large number of people to its vicinity. Adventurous activities such as trekking and camping can be experienced nearby the area of this fall.
Perunthenaruvi Water Falls:
Perumthenaruvi is the second most prominent waterfalls that adds to the beauty of the Charalkunnu hills. The meaning of the term Perumthenaruvi is the “Honey River” flows by and the banks of this river is one of the most favorite tourist and picnic spot. The river got its name as there are number of beehives around the falls. The water falls from a height of 60 to 100 feet, finally gushing in to the river, leaves us with an awesome enthralling view.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla (TRVL), about 17 km away.
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 123 km away.