Caressed and nourished by the River Periyar, which flows between Malayattoor in the north and Paneli in the south, the place obtained its name from the routine fight of raftsmen with the wild waves of the river. The river also offers one with a panoramic view of this pristine spot. Paniyeli Poru is just 20 km away from Perumbavoor and 35 km from Aluva.
Paniyeli Poru is an ideal location for one-day trekking. This 1.5 km trekking through riverside pathway will take you to the waterfalls. After walking around 400 m one has to cross the river by foot to reach the forest and walk forward about a kilometer to reach the cascade. You can also see numerous small islands in the river and you can hang out and roam around the jungle. It is not a hard trek and is easy when the water is low.