Meenmutty Waterfalls, Wayanad – Waterfalls in Kerala

Meenmutty falls is among the best and gorgeous falls in Wayanad Kalpetta. Wayanad comprises of some of the beautiful falls in Kerala. The must visit falls in Wayanad are the Meenmutty Falls, the Kanthampuram Falls, and the Suchipara Falls. Meenmutty falls is 29 kilometre far from the Wayanad Kalpetta. Meenmutty fall is a 300 metre high fall and is three-tiered. Meenmutty fall, the biggest and magnificent falls in Wayanad is situated at two kilometre hike through the forest from the Ooty road.

Meenmutty falls is the second largest in Kerala and still retains its natural beauty. Now let’s see the name reason for Meenmutty fall. In Malayalam, the mother tongue of Keralites, Meenmutty means “where fish are blocked”. Since there is upward falls where fishes can’t swim further this name is given to the falls. The three tiers of the waterfall requires separate hike through the forest. It is important to note that the path to reach the falls is perilous and tiring. But you must also remember that once you reach the falls you will have great deal of enjoyment in store.

To reach the Meenmutty falls we need to trek for two to three kilometers. The 300 meter high falls is really splendid and wonderful. On the way to the falls we have caves. These caves had Neolithic age carvings. There are officials who explain the details about the carvings.  In the cave ceiling there is a rock trapped with sunlight oozing in from its sides. This rock is called ‘Edakkal‘ which literally means “the rock in between”.  There are picturesque locations in the way to the falls, so just don’t forget to carry your handy cams so that you can shoot scenic views. Remember to include Meenmutty falls in your tour menu for the next time you visit Wayanad Kalpetta.

Kalpetta lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212). There are frequent buses to Kalpetta the nearby city -Calicut, as well as even from other cities and towns like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore. Both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses are available.
The closest airport to Kalpetta is the Calicut International Airport which is 42 km away from it. The airport is well connected to the major cities of India as well as a few places abroad. If you are flying, you have a hire a taxi from the airport to Kalpetta.
Railway Station:
There is no railway station in Kalpetta The nearest railway located 42 km from Kalpetta is at Calicut. From the railway station, buses or taxies have to be hired to come to Kalpetta.

Tourist Place to Visit in Wayanad District, Kerala