The gorgeous Meenmutty Falls seen from the Neelimala View Point. Across the distance, we could hear the roar of the waterfall crashing down the hill. Getting to the view point is quite exciting. You can drive to a point about a km away, but only by jeep because the narrow path is rough and steep. And then you have to walk. A few spots are dangerous, so a guide who is familiar with the terrain comes along in the jeep.
When we were on our way to the Soochipara Waterfalls, our driver said there was a lesser known one called Kanthanpara Waterfalls on the way, where there'd be almost no visitors. We happily went there instead. It was my favourite place in the entire trip! So pristine and beautiful!
Ashwin shot a video of this place and you can actually hear the gurgle of the water.
My toes were still hurting from the climb to the Edakkal Caves, and dipping them in the cold water in Kanthanpara felt so good!
As with every place in Wayanad, the Kanthanpara falls involved a fair bit of walking and climbing too. None of it is too difficult, but it's something you should be aware of if you have older people in your group.
Wayanad is beautiful everywhere you look. A few random stops during our drives:
A tea garden on the way. Mountain air, blue skies and greenery all around.
We went to the Pookode/Pookote Lake, which turned out to be a mistake. The lake was pretty but the place was just too crowded and there's nothing to do unless you're into those boat rides. The only thing I found interesting was the pinkish cast on the surface of the water. Do you see it?
Here's why - the surface has some aquatic plant with thousands of tiny pink flowers growing all over it. Any idea what it's called?
Some point on the way back to our resort:
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