At a distance of 25 km from Kalpetta, 5 km from Bansura Dam & 48 km from Sulthan Bathery, Meenmutty Waterfalls are magnificent falls located near Bansura Sagar Dam. The upper level of the waterfall can be reached by 1.5 km trek from the entry point.
Cascading down through multiple tiers from a height of over 800 feet, it is a spectacular fall situated inside thick forest flowing through rocky platform. The falls has major tiers with varying height. The first tier can be reached by walking for about half km from the parking area / main entrance of the falls. The lower tier is smaller one with water collecting into a pool. The pool is safe for swimming with low depth.
The second tier can be reached by trekking up through steps built over boulders. The half km path runs along with downstream of the river and offers wonderful views of the stream and thick vegetation. The third tier is the toughest and needs some walking through the stream on slippery rocks with help of ropes. The ascend is steep at few places and this half km stretch takes about 10-15 minutes.
The peak on top of third tier offers breathtaking views of Bansura Sagar and surrounding valleys. Meenmutty Falls situated amidst serene location offers wonderful experience to the visitors. This is a must visit place for everyone visiting Bansura Sagar Dam.
Road access is available up to the main entrance of the falls. There are several parking areas on the way to the falls. Park the vehicle at the last parking slot close to the entrance to avoid extra walking.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Adults, Rs.10 for Children, Rs. 25 for Still Camera, Rs. 150 for Video Camera, Rs. 200 for Foreigners, Extra charge for Parking
This waterfall is sometimes mistaken with Meenmutty Falls situated near Meppadi which was closed 4 years back and it can be only seen from a viewpoint situated close to Meppadi - Gudalur road.