soochipara waterfalls Wayanad
Soochipara waterfalls Wayanad is amongst the top five destinations you must visit in Wayanad. The route leading to the falls is a steep walkway. Therefore, you can be assured of excitement, scenic beauty and romance while trying to reach the falls.
Soochipara Fall is a three tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad. It is also called Sentinel Rock falls. The fall is surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests. It is a beautiful destination you must visit in Wayanad.
Soochipara literally means needle rock and is a 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to the Sentinel rock waterfalls. The region offers a scenic surrounding as expected of any beautiful region in Wayanad. Some of the best tea estates of Wayanad can be seen in the region.
Rock climbing & hiking
The fall is approximately 200 meters high and offers a cliff face that serves as a perfect bed for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara falls further joins the popular Chaliyar River after Velarimala hills near Cherambadi.
Once you reach the parking area, you have to pass through a security check and have to forego any plastic bags that you may be carrying. A 10-15 minutes’ walk to the falls is an exciting one. The water flow during summer is less and that makes it easier for travelers to reach the rocks where waterfalls.
In close vicinity tourist can retreat to the resort that’s named after the majestic fall- the Soochipara resort. A beautiful resort in Wayanad, the resort is a welcome treat to first timer visitors. It is located on the southern top of the Deccan plateau and its chief glory is the majestic Western Ghats. The ridges intertwined with forest thickets and deep gorges make the resort enchanting. It offers all the comfort and luxury one seeks after a day of excitement at the fall.