Wayanad is well known for trekking and adventure activities. The activities start from visiting Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest dam in the country and the second largest in Asia, the archaic Edakkal Caves with ancient rock art, Chembara Peak, Kuruvadweep, Soochipara Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanasini and more. This places to visit in Wayanad will introduce the mesmeric beauty of the dense forests, hillocks, swaying paddies and unhindered beauty of Wayanad.
Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad. Locally known as Soochipara Falls, the waterfalls are surrounded by dense green forest. The pool at the foot of the Falls is ideal for swimming and bathing. The name Soochipara is derived from the words 'soochi' and ‘para’ which means 'rock' and 'needle'. This name became popular as you can see needle shaped rock there.
A 15-20-minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls offers scenic views of some of the best tea estates in Wayanad. The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls cascades down from a height of 200 ft. and offers a cliff face that is ideal for rock climbing and trekking. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins the Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River. Once people reach the parking area, they have to pass through a security check at the entrance where they make sure you don't carry any plastic. It takes 10-15 minutes' walk to the waterfalls. During the summer season, the water flow is less and therefore makes it easy to reach the rocks where waterfalls starts. Enjoy a visit to this nearby attraction while you stay at our hotel in Wayanad.