About 29 km from the town of Kalpetta in
Wayanad district is Meenmutty waterfalls. It is the second largest waterfall
inKerala and the largest in the region of Kalpetta. Due to its natural beauty
and eye-catching view, it has become one of the most important natural
attractions for visitors. The name Meenmutty, in Malayalam, means a place where
the fish are trapped. The cascading nature of Meenmutty Fall makes its water
flow in three tires each having a height of 300-ft. It is a thrilling journey
to reach this beautiful and secluded destination through an adventurous Jungle
trekking of 2 km. That’s what makes it more exciting for tourists. This soul
soothing waterfall, surrounded by lush green vegetation, is truly remarkable in
If you want to be away from your busy
work life and spend some relaxing time watching verdant views and beautiful
sunset, then this region of Meenmutty Falls offers you an astounding view of
water falling down in a cascading manner and a perfect place for experiencing
trekking activities. For a memorable experience, you can go for camping near
the Fall, but for that, you need to ask for the permission of the forest
officials. You need to get your camera ready for capturing some starling views
of and around the fall.
More on Meenmutty Falls
Fall is surely a place for passionate photo lovers. The natural ravishing
beauty of the lush green wildlife with the water being poured down in a
cascading manner creates a mesmerizing view. Once you get to this place, you
can’t hold your excitement to capture
every beat of its beauty. As John Keats wrote– “A thing of beauty is a
joy for ever”, you can experience the same once you find yourself meandering in
its natural beautiful abode.
Meenmutty Falls Trek
only option you have to reach Meenmutty Fall is by following a 2 km long jungle
trek in Wayanad-Ooty road. You need to go through three separate treks for this
three tier cascading fall by crossing a dense forest. You can reach the first
tire by fathoming a distance of 500 m from the entry point. This layer has an
ideal condition for swimming due to being less deep. The second layer can be
accessible by trekking through built steps of 500 m. You can find the last
layer trekking difficult than the first two layers as you need to cross a stream
over the slippery rocks.
For older people, it might be a difficult journey, but
to help them walk safely, there are facilities of ropes as support. The terrain
of this place is not evenly distributed, so it may take about 15-20 mins to
fathom a distance of 500 m. However, all your hard work for overcoming all the
obstacles will be paid off once you make it to the top. You can take a bird’s
eye view of its nearby valley and Banasura Sagar Dam.
Best Time To Visit
best time to visit this place is in the winter that starts in October and lasts
until the end of February. In summer, this place gets hot and humid, which may
spoil all the fun. The monsoon period should be avoided due to the high inflow
of water, which makes things dangerous. So, you can get the best experience
during the winter.
Tips For Visiting
During monsoon, you should avoid visiting this place due to the massive inflow
of water and slippery stones.
There used to be a Meenmutty Falls near meppad, but it is now closed. So, don’t
It is always advisable to take a local guide with you who is well acquainted
with the terrain.
How to Reach Meenmutty
can get a bus from Kalpetta to reach the main entrance of the fall. The best
and safe way to reach the fall through the 2 km Kozhikode-Ooty interstate
highway. The trek may not be easy, but you can surely enjoy the view around you
as you walk by.