Meenmutty Waterfalls, Wayanad - Timings, Swimming, Entry Fee, Best Season to Visit

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Distance (From Wayanad): 25 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: 5 Km From Bansura Sagar Dam

Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: This place can be visited along with Bansura Sagar Dam (5 km)

About Meenmutty Waterfalls

At a distance of 5 km from Banasura Sagar Dam, 25 km from Kalpetta & 48 km from Sulthan Bathery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall located near Banasura Sagar Dam in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore and among the prominent Wayanad tourist places to visit.

Height of Meenmutty Waterfall

Cascading down through multiple tiers from a height of 984 feet, it is the second-highest waterfall in Kerala and is situated inside a thick forest flowing through a rocky platform. The falls has three tiers with varying height. The first tier can be reached by walking for about 500 m from the parking area / main entrance of the falls. This layer is smaller and has a low-depth pool that is ideal for swimming. The second tier can be reached by trekking about 500 m through steps built over boulders. The half km path runs along 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 a few places and this half km stretch takes about 10-15 minutes. The peak on top of the third tier offers breathtaking views of Banasura Sagar Dam and surrounding valleys. Meenmutty Falls situated amidst a serene location offers a wonderful experience to visitors. This is a must-visit place for everyone visiting Banasura Sagar Dam. This waterfall is sometimes mistaken for 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.

Swimming at Meenmutty Falls

The first tier of the waterfalls can be reached by walking for about 500 m from the parking area. This layer is smaller, has a low-depth pool, and is ideal for swimming.

Best Time to Visit Meenmutty Waterfalls

The best time to visit Meenmutty Waterfall is from October to May as the summers in the region can be quite hot and humid which might spoil your fun. The monsoon season can be dangerous because of the high inflow of water and slippery rocks. Most of the time waterfall remains closed, it's better to coordinate with the authority for the timing before visiting the waterfall.

Meenmutty Waterfalls Timings

Monday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Meenmutty Waterfalls Entry Fee


Entry: Rs. 30 for Adults & Rs. 15 for Children
Camera: Rs. 75 for Indians


Entry: Rs. 60 for Adults
Camera: Rs. 75 for Foreigners

Tips for Visiting Meenmutty Falls

1. Avoid visiting during the rainy season as during that time the waterfall is extremely dangerous due to high inflow and has taken many lives.
2. Don't confuse it with Meenmutty Falls near Meppadi, which was closed a few years ago.
3. The trek is difficult and is not suitable for unfit and elderly people.
4. Most of the time waterfall remains closed, so it's better to coordinate with the authority for the timing before visiting the waterfall.

How to Reach Meenmutty Waterfalls

Buses ply from Kalpetta to the main entrance of the waterfall at regular intervals. The waterfall can be accessed by taking a 2 km picturesque jungle trek through the Wayanad-Ooty road. Each of its three tiers requires a separate trek through a dense deciduous forest. The trek can be tiresome, and a little difficult but the serene waterfall is worth the effort. There are several parking areas on the way to the falls.

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