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Inchathotty Suspension Bridge

Inchathotty Suspension Bridge


Inchathotty is a small village on the banks of periyer river on Thattekad-Neriyamangalam road.Inchathotty started attracting visitors after the opening of a suspension bridge across periyar river and is the longest such bridge in kerala with a length of 183 meters (600feet) and width of 1.2 meters (4 feet).

Within a short span of time Inchathotty suspension bridge became a popular attraction not only because of the size of the bridge but also the beautiful view it offered.

This narrow pedestrian only bridge suspended high above the Periyar river,provides a panaromic view with Thattekad forest and rubber plantations along the banks.


periyar river
view from Inchathotty suspension bridge
Kayaking on Periyar river at Inchathotty

Inchathotty suspension bridge - Kayaking

kayaking and pedal boating facilities available near Inchathotty hanging bridge is another factor that attracts a lot of tourists.

Here visitors can paddle on the pristine periyar river and enjoy the greenery on a very low budget.This area of the river is part of the reservoir created by Bhoothattankettu barrage, which makes this place very safe for kayaks due to the slow water flow.

Those who are not confident with kayaks can opt for pedal boats which can accommodate a family of 4-5 people.

Getting there

14 kms from Kothamangalam

and 9 kms from Neriyamangalam

Nearby attractions

Thattekad bird sanctuary-11 kms

Bhoothattankettu  Barrage-13kms

Best time to visit

Morning or late evening time is the best.Try to avoid hot midday sun. weekends and public holidays make this place busy.

Inchathotty Travel Guide

  • Free large parking area available.
  • No restaurants available nearby.A few tea/snacks and ice cream vendors may be present.
  • Eco sensitive zone.Do not litter any plastics.
  • River is very deep in this area.If you don’t know swimming,be cautious.
  • Life jacket is compulsory for water sports.
  • This place is not serviced by any agency.So don’t litter or dump your carried food or bottles here.