6 Breathtaking Waterfalls in Wayanad That You Must Visit

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls is the largest waterfall in Wayanad and the second largest waterfall in the state of Kerala. It is a three- tiered waterfall and is at a height of 300 meters. The word ‘Meenmutty’ is a culmination of two words. ‘Meen’ means fish in Malayalam and ‘Mutty’ means blocked. Hence the word ‘Meenmutty’ means ‘fishes are blocked here’. This waterfall is located at a distance of 29kms from Kalpetta. Surrounded by the lush forests, it takes a 2 km trek to reach here. The best time to visit is from October to May.

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soojipara Waterfalls

The Soochipara Waterfall is also known as the Sential Rock Waterfall. Soochipara is derived from two Malayalam words- ‘Soochi’ means needle and ‘Para’ means rock. This waterfall is named so due to the needle shaped rock present there. Soochipara Waterfall is located at a distance of 23kms from Kalpetta. One has to drive through the winding roads of the tea plantations to get here. Surrounded among the lush natural forests, is this scenic three-tiered waterfall. This is an ideal place for trekking, rock climbing and water rafting. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoons.

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Kanthanpara Waterfalls is 22kms away from Kalpetta and is actually located adjacent to the Soochipara Waterfalls. This waterfall is only 30m in height and compared to its neighbor Sochipara waterfalls it is less frequented. The hike to this waterfall is easy and filled with scenic beauty. This pleasant destination is a treat for the kids as well, as they can enjoy the most here.

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Chethalayam waterfalls

Chethalayam Waterfalls Wayanad

About 12kms from the Sulthan Bathery is the Chethalayam Waterfalls. This is again a trekker’s paradise. The 4kms trek from the entrance can be the highlight of the trip. While walking through the dense woods, one can spot a plethora of birds, butterflies and even wildlife. This waterfall is hidden in the dense forest and can be seen only from a close distance, which is a perfect treat after the long trek. During the summers the water gets dried up. The best time to visit this place is post the monsoons, from February to September.

Palchuram Waterfalls

Palchuram Waterfall is located on the border between the Wayanad and Kunnur districts of Kerala. Having a height of 300 meters, this four-step crystal- clear waterfall, cascading down the docks is a splendid sight. But the trek route can be quite dangerous as well as daunting for some. The path to the waterfall is surrounded by many Arecanut trees. The dense forest covering this waterfall is inhabited by a variety of flora and fauna. The best time to visit this waterfall is during the Monsoons, as once can witness the wild beauty of the place.

Palchuram Waterfalls

Kadachikunnu Waterfalls

Kadachikkunnu Waterfalls

It is place for the adventurous souls. To reach this place, one can trek a distance of 2kms from Padivayal, through Meppadi-Vaduvanchal road. From the peak point, tourists can experience the enthralling sight of Wayanad and Nilambur forests. This is one of the lesser known waterfalls of Wayanad, but it is definitely not to be missed.