Soochiparai falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is in Wayanad district of Kerala state, India. Soochipara falls is a beautiful three tired waterfall in the Vallarimalai amidst lush green forests, which are part of Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage site in India.
Soochiparai water falls alias Sentinel Rock Water falls is ideal for rock climbing. The fall height is around 100 feet to 300 feet and is best viewed in monsoon season. Soochiparai falls and surrounding areas are ideal for swimming, bathing and water rafting for the tourists. There are tree top houses around Sentinel Rock Waterfalls.
Soochipara Sentinel Rock waterfalls is a plastic free zone and you need to give a security deposit at the checking counter if you are taking any plastic bottles or containers. This security deposit is refundable when you return and show the returned items at the counter.
Chembra Peak, the highest peak in Wayanad is on the way to Soochipara waterfalls. Menmutty falls is another fall, nearby to Soochiparai falls, at Kalpetta.
How do I go to Soochiparai falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls ?
Soochiparai falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls can be reached in around 15 to 20 minutes drive from Meppadi if you take the turn near Kalpettah town on NH 212. It is around 40 kilometers from Sultan Batteri town in Wayanad through mist filled coffee, tea and spice plantations.
You need to get the entry pass for a fee from the Soochipara Eco Tourism Puzha(Video) which are valid for 8 hours. Then after the security check, you need to trek through the mud rocky roads for around 1.5 kilometers through the forests road and it it worth trekking to the falls.
Kozhicode railway station (or Calicut as it was known earlier) at around 75 kilometers away, is the nearest airport to the Wayanad falls. Kozhikode international airport, at 95 kilometers distance, is the nearest airport to Soochipara waterfalls.
Timings of Soochiparai falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls
Soochiparai waterfalls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is open for tourists from 9 am to 5 pm.
Is Accommodation available near the Soochiparai Falls?
There are many tree tops houses around Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. There are also hotels and resorts in and around the Soochipara water falls. Soochipara resort is one among them.
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