Wayanad has so much to offer to the travellers visiting this lovely place, one of the prominent tourist destinations of Kerala. Tourists are always attracted towards the hills, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and the exclusive flora and fauna of Wayanad. Among them the waterfalls in Wayanad always adds an extra appeal to the stunning beauty of this destination.
The three-tiered waterfall at Vellarimala in Wayanad, is Soochipara waterfall. It’s also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfall, surrounded by dense green forest. The name Soochipara derived from the words ‘soochi’ and ‘para’ means ‘rock’ and ‘needle’. The name given is apt as we can see needle shaped rock here. A 20 minute drive from Meppadi in Wayanad will take us to this splendid waterfall. We have to pay a nominal fee for entrance and camera. From the entrance we need to descend down to reach the falls. The water here cascades down from a height of 100 to 200 ft. We have to walk around 2 km to reach the waterfall, where vehicles can’t move further. This waterfall is an ideal place for trekking and rock climbing. Best time to visit Soochipara waterfall is during monsoon season as we can see the waterfall at its fullest.
This waterfall is one of the topmost attractions in Wayanad. It is located 29 kilometer from Kalpetta in Wayanad district. The three tired waterfall, at a height of 300m is the biggest waterfalls in Wayanad and the second largest in Kerala. To reach this waterfall, we have to go for a 2 kilometer trek through the moist deciduous forest. Though it seems to be difficult, we will forget all the tiresome of the journey, once we reach the waterfalls. The name ‘Meenmutty’ derived from the concept that the fishes are blocked here. ‘Meen’ means ‘fish’ and ‘Mutty’ means ‘blocked’ and thus ‘Meenmutty’. It’s considered to be a dangerous spot. The best time to visit Meenmutty is from October to May.
The spectacular Chethalayam waterfall lays just twelve kilometer apart from Sultan Bathery. A four kilometer trek through the woodlands will take us to the falls. We have to pay a nominal entrance fee. We will get an extraordinary experience here at this falls which seems to be an abode of nature’s magic. Chethalayam waterfall will be an ideal place for trekking. We can have an adventurous walk through the scenic beauty, sloppy mountains and fabulous surroundings. Best time to visit this waterfall is just after the monsoon season.
A Kanthanpara waterfall is just twenty two kilometers away from Kalpetta. The breathtaking attraction of the path leading to Kanthanpara waterfall seems to more beautiful than the fall itself. One of the reasons for people preferring this waterfall is the picturesque beauty of the nature surrounding the waterfalls and the other reason is that Kanthanpara fall is very easy to access than the other waterfalls in Wayanad. The waterfall is only thirty meter high and comparatively, this is one is smaller than Meenmutty and Soochipara. This waterfall is very safe for children. We can enjoy here utmost.
Visit these waterfalls and enjoy the serene beauty of nature while you stay at the nearby hotel in Wayanad.