Thusharagiri Waterfalls - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Waterfall | Adventure / Trekking

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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 6 km from Kodencheri, 32 km from Kalpetta, & 48 km from Kozhikode, Thusharagiri Falls is a scenic waterfall located in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Malabar region and among the most popular places of sightseeing in Wayanad.

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 meters. 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, and reached Vythiri by evening. An ideal destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, this Kerala waterfall is also a great picnic spot as well as a nice romantic retreat.

Considered among the most prominent waterfalls near Kochi, 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 the heavy downpour and slippery conditions, the peak of the monsoon is not an ideal time to visit here. The best time to visit the 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 food facility is not available to a great extent in the area of the waterfall so one needs to carry their food & water.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Person