Kanthanpara Waterfalls is situated in Wayanad district around 22 km from Kalpetta, known for its scenic beauty, pleasant weather, and abundance of flora and fauna. It is about 100 feet fall and located 8 km east of Meppadi. The tea gardens on both sides elevate its beauty and provide an excellent spot for soft trekking too. This place is a perfect blend of adventure and tourism. It is a unique picnic spot where you could spend quality time with your friends and family. The path leading to the waterfalls is full of breathtaking sceneries and thus, is a popular trekking trail. Besides this main road, numerous walking trails are also present around this waterfall for the adventure-lovers.
Kanthanpara is a quaint little waterfall in Wayanad, famous for its secluded and serene vibe. The cool, sparkling waters at this lesser-known destination is sure to soothe all who wish to rejuvenate in a silent environment. Surrounded by beautiful greenery on all sides, it is worth spending a day a picnicking in the calming embrace of nature. It is small in size but the best part about is that as compare to other places it is easily accessible. Also, one can hardly find any tourists rush. This scenic and quaint waterfall is a must-visit place for every tourist on a trip to Wayanad. Locations of the surroundings and its picturesque waterfall make it the best place for camping as well.
One thing to bear in mind is that the road ends right at the river. If careless, the driver will have a sudden confronted with the river. to avoid that, drive carefully and stop where the last houses are. Also, it is better to avoid this waterfall during heavy rains. the usually gentle stream turns to a torrential flow of water and the nearby rocky surfaces get slippery. So the only thing one can do is to watch the muddy flow of water from a distance and return. The time to keep away from here is between June and September.
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Additional information / F.A.Q
Yes, it's open now.
Almost 15 minutes of walk.
The waterfall is 18 kilometers to the southeast of Kalpetta, and 8 kilometers to the east of Meppadi on Vaduvanchal road. If planning to visit here by personal transport then be a little cautious about the roads. The best part about this place is one doesn't need to walk a lot to reach here.
The best time to visit Kanthanpara Falls is immediately after the monsoon, from September till February. Though this waterfall gets to full glory in monsoon season, leaches are in abundance during that time. Also, the moss-covered wet rocks of the trekking trail get very slippery at that time. Early morning visits are preferable to this destination to observe some wildlife and birds around. One must avoid visiting this place during the summer season as it tends to dry.
Meppadi at 8 kms and Kalpetta at 12 kms.
Almost you need to walk 15 minutes and compared to other waterfalls in Wayanad, Kanthanpara falls is easily accessible.
Carry a small stash of salt as this region is prone to leeches.
A few restaurants at Meppadi, more at Kalpetta.
A few homestays are there en route to the waterfall. A small number of lodges and hotels at Meppadi town. More choice at Kalpetta, the largest town in Wayanad.
During a trip to Kanthanpara Falls, visitors can also visit some nearby places like Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Krishnagiri Stadium, Vaduvanchal, Sultan Bathery, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Soochippara Falls,Karappuzha dam etc. that has gained huge popularity as tourist attractions at Wayanad.
Ticket counter can be located just besides road and closer to parking area. Roads are good with last few kms is single lane and off road