6 Spectacular Waterfalls in Wayanad to Visit During Family Vacations

Wayanad, a charming hill station located within ‘God’s Own Country,’ Kerala has many incredible sights to offer. The places to visit in Wayanad range from gleaming lakes to lush hills, and rolling valleys to cascading waterfalls. The waterfalls in Wayanad are well known among the tourist circles, who sometimes visit the region just to witness the beauty of these stunning falls.

Here is a list of top six waterfalls in Wayanad that you must include in your Wayanad family vacation itinerary.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Also known as the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Soochipara gets its name from the Malayalam words ‘Soochi’ (needle) and ‘Para’ (rock). It is named so because of the needle-like rock present here. The waterfalls lie at a distance of about 23 km from Kalpetta. From Wayanad, Kalpetta is almost 25 km away. This three-tiered waterfall is a remarkable sight, while the way dotted with tea plantations that lead to it is wonderful too.

Meenmutty Waterfalls

The largest waterfall found in Wayanad and the second largest one in the state of Kerala, Meenmutty is exceptionally majestic. It is located at a height of 300m and is three-tiered. You can reach here via Kalpetta, which is about 29km from here. In addition, to access the waterfalls, you have to trek through the thick wilderness for about 2km.

Palchuram Waterfalls

Yet another gem in the treasure trove of the tourist places in Wayanad, Palchuram Waterfalls in Wayanad is a sight to remember! The glittering, crystal clear waters cascade down from a height of 300m and fall into an idyllic pool. This one located at the border of Wayanad and Kunnur districts. The backdrop of the waterfalls is beautified by lush trees and the trek you get to take with family to reach here simply adds to the whole experience.

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Located adjacent to Soochipara Waterfalls, Kanthanpara is less daunting, in terms of both size and ease of access. Its relatively simpler hike makes it an ideal destination to visit with kids. Come here for the astounding scenic beauty found in every aspect of the location.

Kadachikunnu Waterfalls

One of the best-hidden secrets of Wayanad, Kadachikunnu Waterfall is scenic, peaceful, and simply gorgeous! You can reach here by trekking 2km on the scenic path from Padivayal. The waterfalls and the surrounding peak points offer spectacular views of the district and Nilambur Forests.

Chethalayam Waterfalls

Tucked away in dense forests, Chethalayam is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. You can reach here by trekking through the jungle for about 4km. Yes, the trek can be tiring, but at the first sight of the waterfalls, you will be filled with renewed vigor to take in the absolute embodiment of scenic beauty standing in front of you.

Where to stay

Along with these picture-perfect waterfalls, there are many other fascinating places to visit in the region. Stay at Vythiri Village resort in Kerala, a Club Mahindra affiliate property (visit this site to know about a company that evaluates these kind of properties), one of the best Wayanad resorts to access all tourist places with ease. This resort offers comfortable and spacious rooms equipped with a host of modern amenities for you to have a comfortable stay with family.

To book your next Wayanad family trip, all you need to do is log on to the Club Mahindra website or mobile app, and book your next holiday.

Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a pleasant and memorable stay at Wayanad resort with family. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Wayanad resort & get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Wayanad.

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

3 Responses

  1. sushmita kapoor says:

    Nice to read this article…

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  3. Mohammed Enamul Kabir says:

    Thank you Mr.SAI KARTHIK REDDY MEKALA ,your article is very nice. I am happy to read your article.

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