Pambar River

Pambar River
Country Idukki District, Kerala
Main source Talaiyar at
2,073 metres (6,801 ft)
10°8′N 77°7′E / 10.133°N 77.117°E / 10.133; 77.117 (Primary source of Pambar River)
River mouth Amaravathi River at
473 metres (1,552 ft)
10°21′2″N 77°14′14″E / 10.35056°N 77.23722°E / 10.35056; 77.23722 (Mouth of Pambar River)Coordinates: 10°21′2″N 77°14′14″E / 10.35056°N 77.23722°E / 10.35056; 77.23722 (Mouth of Pambar River)
Physical characteristics
Length ~31 kilometres (19 mi)

The Pambar River originates in the Anaimudi Hills in Idukki District of Kerala state in South India.


It traverses Turner’s Valley in Eravikulam National Park and flows into the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary through the Taliar Valley between Kanthalloor and Marayoor Villages and eastwards through the sanctuary. The Pambar, Kabani and Bhavani are the only rivers of the 44 in Kerala that flow eastwards. It is joined by seasonal rivulets and a few perennial streams originating from sholas in the upper reaches.[1]

The Pambar merges with the Chinnar River at Koottar where a comfortable tree house accommodation is available.[2] The Chinnar forms the interstate boundary along the northwest edge of the sanctuary and becomes the Amaravati River in Tamil Nadu, reaches the Amaravathi Reservoir and Dam and eventually joins the Kaveri River near Karur.


Thoovanam Waterfalls

Thoovanam Waterfalls
Location Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Elevation 1,400 feet (430 m)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pambar River.
  1. Kerala Forest department, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Management Plan (2002-2011) 2.5. Water sources
  2. Blue Yonder Holidays Pvt Ltd, Chinnar, the real treasure trove, retrieved 8/30/2007 Koottar Tree House
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