Soochipara Falls

Coordinates: 11°30′44″N 76°9′47″E / 11.51222°N 76.16306°E / 11.51222; 76.16306
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Soochipara Falls
സൂചിപ്പാറ വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം
Sentinel Rock Waterfalls
Soochipara Falls
Soochipara Falls is located in Kerala
Soochipara Falls
Soochipara Falls
Location in Kerala
LocationWayanad district, Kerala, India
Coordinates11°30′44″N 76°9′47″E / 11.51222°N 76.16306°E / 11.51222; 76.16306
Total height200 metres (660 ft)

Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, India. It is surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests. Locally referred to as Soochipara ("Soochi" meaning "Needle" and "Para" meaning "Rock"), the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad's tea estates.[1] The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 metres (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing.[2] The water from Soochipara Falls[3] later joins Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River after Velarimala Hills near Cherambadi (Tamil Nadu) in Kerala.

Once people reach the parking area, they have to pass through a security check at the entrance where they make sure you don't carry any plastic. It takes 10-15 minutes walk to the waterfalls and water flow is less during summer, which makes it easy to reach the rocks where water falls. One have to walk around 1.2 kilometres to reach the waterfalls. It is advisable to drink enough water before the walk down to the falls,


The ticket counter

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  1. ^ "Major Waterfalls".
  2. ^ "World Waterfall Database - Soochipara Falls". Retrieved 1 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad".

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