Meenmutty Waterfalls Our Last Hope On Our Last Day at Wayanad
We were all set for the next morning with all our bags packed and excitement in our heart for the next day. We woke up early as we wanted to cover as many spots as we can as it was our last day of the #IndiaOffBeat journey.
The Morning and Chembra Peak
After a small breakfast, we headed towards the Chembra Peak which is the highest peak in Wayanad. As we were early we thought to not meet much traffic on our way as it was about 20kms from our stay. But to our disappointment, we not even met traffic but also got to know that the Peak was closed for the day. Due to heavy rains making it impossible to reach the place. With the Chembra Peak, we had two more places we were visiting that the day. The Banasura Dam and the Meenmutty Waterfalls.
The Dam Everyone Visits If You Are At Wayanad
The Banasura Dam and Meenmutty Waterfalls were very near to each other so we were visiting them at last. I have been to Banasura Dam already so won’t be talking much about it as you can read more about my first visit to the place following this link – The Evening Well Spent at the Banasura Dam . But as we entered the gates it started to rain heavily so we took shed around the ticket counter till it cleared. After heading to the top it started to rain again with people running towards the shed. With people and children still enjoying the horse ride in the rain. We spent some time there deciding if we would be going to the waterfall.
As after the parking, you have a walk of 2kms up and down and if it rains. We would need to change our clothes as we had a long journey ahead.
We Still Headed Over to the Falls
We took the chance on let’s see what happens so we headed there. It was at a distance of about 3kms from the Banasura Dam. You are charged a parking fee from the locals for your car after which you reach the ticket counter. And you reach the place to make a choice if you wanna take the tough or the easiest way towards the waterfall. As directed by the guy at the ticket counter. We took the tough one anyways but was really beautiful to see at the start with the bamboo trees on both sides. The path unorganised with stones making it tougher to reach the place. The steep uphill path would take us towards the base of the waterfall.
It is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Wayanad. With water falling from 1000 ft in three stages making it a three-tiered waterfall with two viewpoints you can choose. Either the base or from the bottom wish I could have visited on the other side. This place gets dangerous during the rain time to avoid the place if the weather is not good. As many people have been drowned here since 1991.
While you walk towards the fall you get to see the Meenmutty viewpoint as well which was a bonus as we took the tough option to visit. As you reach near the waterfall crossing the narrow stairs you are splashed with the shower of the water from the fall hitting the rocks.
We spent some time there and then headed towards our journey to Bengaluru. And that was the end of our #IndiaOffBeat Journey series new articles coming soon. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and other social media channels to be updated daily.