Palaruvi is one of the most picturesque waterfalls of Kerala. It is located about 75 kilometres from Kollam on the Shenkottah road. The journey to this spot through the slopes of the enchanting Western Ghats is a memorable one.
Palaruvi literally means “the stream of milk”. Once here, one will be struck by the poetic beauty of this cascade, falling from a height of 300 feet. The force of the waterfall produces milky white froth, and hence the name Palaruvi.
The water of Palaruvi is believed to possess medicinal properties. Ayurvedic physicians sometimes prescribe a bath in Palaruvi. The cool shower is quite a refreshing one.