7 Waterfalls in Wayanad You Won't Want to Miss in 2020

Wayanad Waterfalls

Soochipara waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls, Chethalayam, Meenmutty, Kadachikunnu, Palchuram, Thusharagiri, and many more.

The cascading waterfalls in Wayanad are very popular among the tourists for their stunning beauty. You can hear their rushing water plummeting through the hills, or you can even feel their soothing mist on your face for a once in a lifetime experience. The Palchuram Waterfalls is one such breathtaking spot in Wayanad, known for its narrow paths, rough terrains, and rocky slopes that make for exciting trek trails.

These waterfalls are often visited by the tourists who wish to stay mesmerized and awe-inspired by the picturesque beauty of nature and the Kadachikunnu Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful Wayanad waterfalls where the rush is not high and is bound to offer you a tranquil and refreshing site. So here is a handy list of some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Wayanad that offer a commanding view of the downrush and will make you feel like being transported to the zenith.

Here is a list of waterfalls in Wayanad:

Soochipara Waterfalls

Deriving its name from the needle-shaped rock that is placed here, Soochipara Waterfalls is one of the most photogenic spots for tourists in Wayanad. 

This beautiful waterfall is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls and surrounded by lush greenery that is just a treat for the eyes. 

The waterfalls can be reached after a thrilling downwards trek or enjoy the spectacular views from the tree-top hut. Soochipara Waterfalls is a refreshing retreat to indulge in activities like swimming, water rafting and rock climbing for adventure enthusiasts in Wayanad. 

This three-tiered waterfall is one of the most exciting places to visit in Wayanad.

Height: Soochipara Waterfalls are at a height of 200 metres.

Location: Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Best time to visit Soochipara waterfall is during monsoon season as you can see the waterfall at its fullest.

Entry fee: The entrance fee is INR 50/ USD 0.77

Timings: The timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is a distance of about 45 kilometres between the two places by road.

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Kanthanpara Waterfalls

One of the most picturesque waterfalls of Western Ghats, Kanthanpara waterfalls is one of the most idyllic places. With its soothing ambience and the glistening waters, tourists can find the purest form of nature’s therapy with a visit to Kanthanpara waterfalls. 

Kanthanpara waterfalls is easily accessible for tourists and one of the most refreshing places to visit in Wayanad. It is encompassed by the brilliant greenery and makes it a compelling case for all the tourists to enjoy some time in the realm of nature. 

Although its one of the underrated tourist destinations in Kerala, Kanthanpara waterfalls is a postcard-perfect landscape that offers a serene place for camping activities.

Height: It is at an altitude of 30 metres

Location: Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meppadi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to May is the best time to visit Kanthanpara waterfalls

Timings: It is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Chethalayam Waterfalls

This beautiful waterfall in Wayanad is all you need to escape the worries of life and dive into the scenic beauty of nature. It is a seasonal waterfall and located close to the famous Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and it is one of the famous places to visit in Wayanad in 1 day.

It is an ideal trekking retreat with some panoramic spots that will take your breath away. With some exotic flora encompassing the trail of this waterfall, it is considered to be one of the most serene Wayanad tourist places. 

Along with admiring the breathtaking beauty of nature, Chethalayam Waterfalls is popular for being a favourite picnic spot for the tourists in Wayanad. For the thrill seekers, a trekking experience at Chethalayam Waterfalls promises an enterprising opportunity.

Location: Chethalayam Waterfalls, Chethalayam, Kidanganad, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The post monsoon season is the best time to visit Chethalayam Waterfalls.

Timings: It is open from 6 am to 5 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 45 kilometres from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Major attraction and one of the scenic Wayanad tourist places is Meenmutty Waterfalls located at a distance of around 29 kilometers from Kalpetta. It is a famous waterfall in the state of Kerala. A three tiered waterfall is a surprising sight to be visited.

The waterfalls fall down from a height of 300 meters. To reach the waterfalls, you can do a trekking for about 2 kilometers through the thick jungles from the Wayanad-Ooty Road. It becomes very dangerous during monsoon and rainy seasons. The gushing waterfalls are located near the Neyyar Reservoir area.

People with an adrenaline rush come here in plenty to experience the different levels of rock climbing and trekking. The location exhibits an ideal blend of stunning natural sights with
amazing trekking trails in Wayanad. Banasurasagar Dam is the closest attraction which gives the waterfalls fame among the adventure lovers.

Activities:
 Trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming etc.

Location:
Korome- Karimbil Rd, Thondernad, Kerala 670731.

Distance from Bangalore:
288.7 kilometers.

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Palchuram Waterfalls

Located on the border of Wayanad and Kannur, this four-stepped waterfall is about 300m high. The crystal-clear water falls into a natural pool as it runs down. It is surrounded by captivating forests that are dotted with carpets of flowers and lush greenery.

It also offers a very challenging trekking path, that is inhabited by exotic flora and fauna. Before you plan a visit to the Wayanad waterfalls, make sure to have the permission as it gets unsafe to trek along this route after sunset.

Distance from Wayanad- 50 km

Best time to Visit- June to August.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls

Take a dip in the cool waters of Thusharagiri Waterfalls for a wonderful retreat to rejuvenate your mind and body. Literally meaning ‘snowcapped mountains’, Thusharagiri Waterfalls is one of the most majestic cascades of Western Ghats and it is one of the best places to visit in Wayanad in 1 day.

It is comprised of Erattumukku, MazhavilChattom, and Thumbithullum Para and certainly a scenic wonder for all the adventure enthusiasts. The picturesque backdrop of the misty mountains and verdant plantations makes it an unforgettable sight.

It is largely known for offering an exciting trek from Thusharagiri to Vythiri and rock climbing opportunities for those who seek an adrenaline rush. It is also known as one of the most romantic places in Wayanad along with being a famous picnic spot for tourists.

Height: It is at a height of 75 metres.

Location: Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thusaragiri, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Thusharagiri waterfall is from September to December

Entry fee: INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open for visitors from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 52 kilometres.

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Kadachikunnu Waterfalls

Kadachikunnu waterfalls are one of the lesser-known falls in Wayanad that offers a stunning view of nature. To reach the majestic foamy streams, you need to trek a distance of 2 kilometers from Padivayal through the Meppadi-Vaduvanchal road. The peak point from the falls offers the enchanting sight of the Nilambur forests where you can stop to have a picnic with your family.

Best time to Visit- October to May

Distance from Wayanad-
28 km
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15 September 2015
Excellent
After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go back soon but this time as a couple.
06 December 2015
Excellent
It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a grt time with my grp.Excellent place. Excellent food and excellent hotels with views. Thumbs up for it.
07 June 2015
Excellent
Wow! Such a divine experience! This is one of the temples where we had a divine and beautiful experience. I totally loved the temple, the locality, and what not. To be honest, this was the temple that made me feel spiritual and great. I am glad to have visited this place.
06 March 2019
Excellent
Everything this place provides is a surprise... To start with a bit offroad drive leading up to the destination followed by the magic tea with the secret ingredients... And the chilling climate, the ever refreshing tea gardens, the morning trek, the superb staff, and lot more.. Just like the tea, this wonderful place is hidden from all the 'mainstream'.. Eagerly waiting to my next trip to black eagles wayanad along with Thrillophilia.
21 November 2017
Excellent
One of the best places in Wayanad to detox from busy urban life!, Amalgamated with nature An amazing family holiday and very good memories, Great hospitality I highly recommend this place for people who want to detox from busy urban life! Very cordial staff. We stayed in one of the cottages We were looking for our vacation getaway which would keep us away from the Urban busy life - a place that would expose our kids to nature and more of FAMILY TIME Kids had a great experience of the travel from Bangalore to Mysore and then via Nagarahole reserve forest to Wayanad….. It was a pleasure to stay here. One of the best place to forget yourself amidst nature. It is in the middle of If U want to stay aloof from chaotic life then this the place U should visit. This place has been made for those who want a real experience (jungle critters and all!) We absolutely loved our time here, we had planned for 1 night stay but extended our stay for 2 nights, eating some delicious food and relaxing amongst the tea plantations & forest (no mobile connectivity other than VODAFONE) Accessing the place (last 1 km) is little difficult since mobile connections (goggle maps) is very weak but the STAFF is very helpful & they guided us all through the journey…… Vinod Gopalkrishnan
10 October 2019
Excellent
Location of the resort is great and surrounded by greenery. We enjoyed our stay with family. It's an ideal destination for a family vacation in the lap of nature.
12 February 2020
Excellent
Drive from Bangalore to Wayanad is very scenic and beautiful. I visited Wayanad with my friends who came to Bangalore meet me from Delhi. All the places are very beautiful and we almost cover everything in Wayaand during our 3 nights stays. Our accommodation was very comfortable and the location was right in the hear of nature. Rafting in Kuruvu island was great fun. Wayanad is must-visit destination and I will surely visit it again.
The trip to Wayanad was a nice experience. We enjoyed a lot during the entire trip. Stays and transport were very nice and comfortable. We enjoyed exploring the various places like Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Heritage Museum, and we even clicked pictures. Thanks, for the memorable experience.
08 March 2020
Excellent
A local guide was compulsory to pass by the forest check. Thank god we had booked from Thrillophilia as we not only got a local guide but permits as well for which we need not wait. We had visited there in October and the weather was amazing and cool. The views are extremely beautiful and we had seen some good mountain views from the top.
05 March 2020
Excellent
This trek was indeed best and needed quite an effort to reach the top. The climb was not so easy so take enough rest in between to regain the energy level. Carry some chocolates and protein bars and wear the shoes you are comfortable with walking and running in. The efforts are worth it once you witness the views and the heart-shaped lake

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  1. What are the best waterfall treks in Wayanad?

    Wayanad waterfalls are a real treat for adventure lovers as many offer the opportunity to go trekking. Here are a few of the most popular waterfall treks:

    1. Thusharagiri Trek- As you go near Thusharagiri, you can hear the roar of this mighty waterfall. The trail of the trek takes you through dense forests and gurgling streams. You can find Rubber trees, Arecanut trees, and pepper plants throughout the region.

    2. Soochipara Falls Trek- Descending from a height of about 656 feet, the falls offer a breathtaking sight that you simply cannot forget. The trek is known to be difficult even for experienced trekkers. Rising through the three-tiered waterfalls and rough terrain, this trek is not for the weak-hearted.
  2. What is the best time to visit Wayanad to see the waterfalls in full flow?

    The best time to visit the waterfalls in Wayanad is from June to October when the weather is quite pleasant.
    The monsoon rains revive the lush greenery of the region, making it look spellbinding. But if you are looking for outdoor activities like wildlife tours and trekking, November to May is the right time for you.
  3. How can I reach to Palchuram waterfalls?

    At around 12 km from Mananthavady, in the Boys Town, the road to Palchuram winds down along a dangerous ghat road along the tea plantations. After walking around half a kilometer, you reach Palchuram, where the waters start gushing down.
    You can also reach Palchuram from Wayanad via a bus, and once you arrive here, you’ll have to walk around 2kms to reach Palchuram waterfalls that are located inside the forests.

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