Sentinel Rock Waterfalls or Soochipara Falls is perhaps the most picturesque travel place located in the periphery of Wayanad. This top tourist attraction of Wayanad is truly a treat for eyes to see the milky white stream of water making its way to the rivers by passing through the rocky cliffs and clinging trees. The waterfall at the end joins Chaliyar River. Tourist can enjoy activities like swimming in the pool in which the water of the fall accumulates. Also, while walking towards the main pool of the waterfall, visitors can see tea plantation, rocky edge and dense forest.
Many guesthouses and homestays are available on the waterfall stretch that offers the striking view of the mountains. Soochipara Falls is the latest fad for the adventures because it serves as an ideal base for trekking and rock climbing. Don't forget to see the panoramic view of the mountains from the tree-top hut.
A 20 minute drive from Meppadi in Wayanad will take one close to the location of the waterfall. However, tourists have to then trek for around 30 minutes downwards to reach the main pool.
Things to Do & See in and around
Trekking is one of the main activities to enjoy around Sentinel Waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy swimming and bathing in the main pool of the falls.
Tourists have to pay a nominal fee for entrance and camera.
Best time/season to Visit
Although the flow is greatest during the summer season, the best time for sunset photography is arguably winter as the water flow is not that heavy.