Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara waterfalls is one of the well maintained natural waterfalls around Wayanad. A short trek amid of the forest on well laid path makes the visit more comfortable for all age groups.

Soochipara waterfalls
Soochipara Waterfalls

Planning

After visiting Pookode lake in the morning, we just had 2 places in our ‘to visit’ list for Wayanad trip. Soochipara waterfalls and Edakkal caves. Edakkal caves is near Wayanad Mysore border. So we decided to visit Soochipara first.

Soochipara waterfalls
On the way to Soochipara Waterfalls

Best route to Soochipara waterfalls

Soochipara is 30 km from Pookode lake, and it takes 1 hr to reach the place. Route travels through the tiny towns and huge tea estates of Wayanad. Last 12 km road from Meppadi narrower one and needs to be driven carefully at turns and twists. Road condition is moderate and drivable by any vehicle. Parking is vast and accommodates large number of vehicles.

Soochipara waterfalls
Well laid path to the falls

Reaching Soochipara waterfalls

Once you park your vehicle at the dusty vast parking spot, trek path begins with the small food stalls along the way for some distance. As you reach the ticket counter, you will notice the beginning of forest. Entry Fee is Rs. 80 for Person & Rs. 50 for Camera. Entry is permitted from 9 AM to 4.30 PM. around 2 km of trek path goes through the thin forest and visitors can be seen entertaining Monkeys. Trekking is of Easy level. One can catch the glimpse of this beautiful waterfalls from far before reaching the base.

Soochipara waterfalls
Viewpoint on the way to Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls

This falls, also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is situated in the Vellarimala mountain range of Wayanad. Waterfalls is 13 km from Meppadi, 24 km from Kalpetta & 46 km from Sulthan Bathery. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins Chaliyar River after Vellarimala Hills near Cherambadi in Tamil Nadu. The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 meters (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing.

Soochipara waterfalls
Soochipara Waterfalls from distance

More About Place

When we visited, it was the month of April. Naturally, all the rivers will be dry. Still, the place didn’t disappoint us. It had enough water flow to exhibit its beauty. During monsoon or August to October (Which we consider is the best time to travel around south India) it will be in full flow.

The rocky base of the falls was bustling with tourists of all age group. We found a nice place to relax on top of one of the huge rock boulder. Watching

Soochipara waterfalls
Soochipara Waterfalls

Timings

Monday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 4:40 pm
Sunday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tips For Travelers

  • Carry food and water, but please don’t litter the place
  • Try to keep the ambience peaceful by not shouting in loud voices
  • Beware of your belongings from thieves and monkeys

Places to Visit Nearby Soochipara waterfalls

DestinationDistance from Lakkidi viewpoint in km
Lakkidi Viewpoint34
Chain tree33
Pookode Lake30
Edakkal Caves33
Manichery View Point & Vayalada Viewpoint70
Vythiri28

Food Options

Live the Experience

We suggest you to watch our short informative video on this place before visiting.

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