Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad

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Meenmutty Falls Wayanad

Meenmutty Falls (Malayalam: മീന്മുട്ടി വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം) is located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres.[2] The Meenmutty word says it is where fish gets blocked. Meenmutty is a combination of malayalam words Meen (fish) and Mutty (blocked). Meenmutty Falls, the largest and most spectacular waterfall in the Wayanad District, is a 2 km hike though the jungle from the main Ooty Road.[3] It is Kerala's second largest waterfall and the one most unspoiled in its natural setting. Each of its three tiers requires a separate hike through a moist, deciduous forest. The path is quiet dangerous and tiresome, but the waterfalls are worth the hike.[4] There are various Meenmutty falls in Wayanad. One of them is present in the property of a resort called Banasura Hill Resort. One has to take a deviation at Vellamunda village and go via Pulinjal to reach the Meenmutty falls present there.

Current Closure[edit]

Meenmutty Falls is currently closed to visiting public. This information is current as of May 17, 2014. Visitors are advised check with tourism department before planning the trip to Meenmutty.

Accidents[edit]

Meenmutty waterfall is considered a dangerous spot. Eight dental college students drowned in 1991. In 2006, four friends drowned while bathing there. in 2012, a boy died during a picnic with his friends.In Oct 2013, two software engineers with TCS also drowned .[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Waterfalls". Keralatourism.org. 
  2. ^ "Meenmutty Falls". Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Wayland Outdoor". Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Oh, what a fall!". The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Software engineer drowns in waterfall; colleague missing". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

Coordinates: 11°43′41″N 75°53′10″E / 11.728°N 75.886°E / 11.728; 75.886