Soochiparai Falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls

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 falls alias Sentinel Rock WaterfallsSoochiparai falls alias Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Wayanad, Kerala.

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.

Conclusion

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Thusharagiri WaterFalls

Thusharagiri waterfalls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thusharagiri Falls
Thusharagiri Falls (Photo credit: dhruvaraj)

Thusharagiri WaterFalls is located near to Kodencherry town near Thamarassery in Kozhikode District of Kerala State, India. Thusharagiri WaterFalls has an important place in Kerala tourism map.
Thusharagiri means ‘snow capped or Misty Mountain’ in the local language; Malayalam.

Thusharagiri Falls  is the meeting point of two streams from Western ghats and they form Chalippuzha River from this point. The river diverges into 3 waterfalls resulting in a snow filled spray; thus getting its name Thusharagiri.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls offers trekking and rock-climbing through the river path and waterfalls.

There is a crocodile farm run by the Kerala state forest department near to the Thusharagiri Waterfalls.

How do I Go to Thusharagiri WaterFalls?

Thusharagiri WaterFalls is at a distance of around 11 kilometers from Kodencherry town. Thamarassery town (and the scenic Thamarassery churam on the Kozhikode – Mysore National Highway 212, via Wayanad) is at a distance of around 17 kilometers from Thusharagiri falls. Kozhikode (Calicut) town is at around 50 kilometers from the beautiful waterfalls of Thusharagiri.