Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a water fall which is located at Vellarimala mountain range at Wayanad district of Indian state Kerala. Soochipara Falls is situated 23 kilometres from Kalpetta and a 30 minutes drive from Meppady. The tree top view from Soochipara provides a unique view of the Western Ghats.
Fact About Soochipara Falls in Wayanad
Address: Soochipara Falls, Vellarimala, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
Location: Situated 23 kilometres from Kalpetta and a 30 minutes drive from Meppady
Phone Number: Not available
Also known as: Sentinel Rock Waterfalls
Signification: Famous waterfall of Wayanad district
Main Attraction: Falls of water and green hills, valleys, lakes and flora and fauna
Famous As: Soochipara Falls
Height: 100 to 200 ft
How to reach By Air: Nearest Airport is Calicut International Airport just 47 km from Soochipara Falls.
How to reach By Rail: Nilambur Railway Station which is 27 km away from Soochipara Falls.
How to reach By Bus or Road: You can hire buses or taxis from Kalpetta and Meenmutty to reach Soochipara Falls.
The name Soochipara given from the words soochi means rock and para and needle. One can see needle-shaped rock here so it is also called as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. Soochipara waterfall is a three-tiered waterfall. The water here cascades down from a height of 100 to 200 ft. This waterfall is famous tourist attraction as well as an ideal place for trekking and rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Falls joins Chulika River or Chaliyar River after falling from mountain.
Entry Fee and Timing for Soochipara Falls at Wayanad
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best time to visit: Rainy season
Entry Fee: Free to all
Best time to visit Soochipara waterfall is during monsoon season as you can see the waterfall at its fullest. The pool beneath the waterfall has facilities for rafting, bathing and other recreational water activities. Tourist can see this falls after security check at the entrance where they make sure you don’t carry any plastic. You have to walk for 1 to 1.5 kms after this. Tourists can enjoy to see the hills, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and flora and fauna here.