Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall
#10 of 32 Places to Visit in Wayanad
Distance (From Wayanad): 32 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 32 km from Kalpetta, 48 km from Kozhikode & 6 km from Kodencheri, Thusharagiri Falls is a scenic waterfall located in Kozhikode district of Kerala, India. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Malabar region and also one of the best places to visit in Kozhikode. This is among the well-known Wayanad tourist places, especially visited in monsoon season and is another popular attraction not to miss in a Wayanad tour packages.
Thusharagiri literally means 'snowcapped mountains'. Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name - Thusharagiri. The highest of the three falls is the Thenpara Fall dropping from a height of 75 meter. The first waterfall can be reached easily while the remaining two falls can be reached from the first one by trekking through thick forest. A 5 km upstream trek will take one to the origin of the stream.
Widely known as the 'trekker's paradise', the place offers challenging trekking and rock-climbing opportunities. Surrounding the magical waterfalls are the evergreen forests and soothing streams adding to the pristine beauty. There is a trek path from Thusharagiri to Vythiri in Wayanad and it is not for the faint heart. Starting from Thusharagiri Falls in the morning, Vythiri can be reached by evening. An ideal destination for nature lovers and wild life enthusiasts, this Kerala waterfall is also a great picnic spot as well as a nice romantic retreat.
Thusharagiri waterfalls never dry out so can be visited throughout the year. Monsoon starting from June brings plenty of water thus creating a great roar. However, because of heavy down pour and slippery conditions, peak of monsoon is not an ideal time to visit here. The best time to visit Thusharagiri waterfall is from September to December.
The falls can be reached from Kodencheri village by private transportation. Kodencheri is connected by frequent bus service from Kozhikode. Lodging and fooding facility is not available in a great extent in the area of the waterfall so one needs to carry their own food & water.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Person