Soochipara Waterfalls / Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Wayanad - Timings, Swimming, Entry Fee, Best Season to Visit

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Distance (From Wayanad): 24 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: The waterfall would be mostly dry in summer season and usually closed for visitors between March & June.

About Soochipara Waterfalls

At a distance of 13 km from Meppadi, 24 km from Kalpetta & 46 km from Sulthan Bathery, Soochipara Waterfalls, also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is a beautiful waterfall situated in the Vellarimala mountain range of Wayanad. It is one of the famous waterfalls in Kerala, and among the must-visit places as part of Wayanad holiday packages.

Height of Soochipara Waterfall

Soochipara Waterfalls is a 3 tiered waterfall, dropping from a height of about 200 meters. The waterfall cascades down into a large pool, which is a good place for swimming and bathing. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins the Chaliyar River after Vellarimala Hills near Cherambadi in Tamil Nadu. The waterfall got its name from a needle-shaped rock situated here where soochi means rock and para means needle. It is regarded as one of the prominent Wayanad tourist attractions.

Things to do at Soochipara Waterfalls

Since the water falling from the waterfall forms a large pool, one can enjoy swimming and bathing in it. Sentinel Rock, a huge rock that is about 200 meters in height, is an ideal place for rock climbing. The drive to Soochipara itself is a wonderful experience as it is lined up with beautiful tea estates with a breathtaking backdrop of Chembra Peak. There are few tree-top accommodation facilities provided by the forest department. One can have a spectacular view of the valleys of the Western Ghats from the tree-top hut.

Best Time to Visit Soochipara Waterfalls

The best time to visit the Soochipara waterfall is during the monsoon season when the waterfall is in its full swing but one has to be careful about slippery steps and rocks. The waterfall would be mostly dry in the summer season and usually closed for visitors from March to June.

Soochipara Waterfalls Timings

Monday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM to 4.30 PM

Soochipara Waterfalls Entry Fee

Entry: Rs. 80 for Person & Rs. 50 for Camera

How to Reach Soochipara Waterfalls

Surrounded by dense green forests, Soochipara Waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in Wayanad. A 20-minute drive from Meppadi will take you to this splendid waterfall. Visitors have to trek down for about 2 km to reach the falls from the road point through the well-laid path. The trekking is of easy level and takes about 30 minutes one way.

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