At a distance of 8 km from Meppadi and 19 km from Kalpetta, Kanthanpara is a quaint little waterfall situated near Meppadi in Wayanad district of Kerala. Located on Vaduvanchal road, it is one of the popular waterfalls in Kerala and among the prime places to visit in Wayanad.
Kanthanpara waterfall drops down from a height of about 100 feet and is widely acknowledged for its secluded and serene vibe. The waterfall is located at two levels amid lush green bamboo gardens and natural forests. The breathtaking attraction of the path leading to Kanthanpara waterfall seems to more beautiful than the fall itself. This scenic and quaint waterfall is a must visit place for every tourist on a trip to Wayanad.
The tea gardens on both sides elevate its beauty and provide an excellent spot for soft trekking too. This place is a perfect blend of adventure and tourism as the forest department providing bird-watching trips for enthusiasts and a two-hour riverside trek on the banks of the Kanthanpara River for adventure tourists. It is also a paradise for bird watchers as the area is close to the Meppadi forest range under the South Wayanad Forest Division, which is home to different species of birds, especially Malabar gray hornbill, Common flame back woodpecker, White cheeked barbet, and White throated kingfisher.
A tourist can reach the destination after a 20-minute drive from the nearest town Meppadi through tea and coffee plantations. The best part about the falls is that it is easily accessible. Also, one can hardly find any tourists rush. The cool, sparking waters at this lesser known destination is sure to soothe all who wish to rejuvenate in a silent environment.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM, Bird Watching: 6 AM - 9 AM, Trekking: 8 AM - 3 PM
Entry: Rs. 1000 for Bird Watching (5 pax), Rs. 500 for Trekking (4 pax)