With its remote and desolated geographical location and chancy access trek, Meenmutty waterfalls remains a mystery for many tourists.
Meenmutty waterfall lies 4km away from Vaduvanchal town on Ooty road [Chundale-Ooty Main road]. An interesting 2 km jungle trek will lead to the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad – the Meenmutty Waterfalls. A unique feature of Meenmutty waterfalls is that the water drops from nearly 1000 ft over three stages, presenting a triple-decker effect. This perennial waterfall cascades down a slope of 300 meters in three stages. The waterfall offers an unmatched visual spectacle – a mélange of silver cascades and mist contrasted against the black rocks and surrounding greenery. The strenuous climb to the summit of the falls is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Breathtaking panoramic views of the falls can be enjoyed from the Neelimala view point, 27 km from Sultan Battery. The trekking trail to the fall is not a usual trek. It’s downhill, narrow, steep, slippery and afflicted with leeches. The forest department has outlined the trail and tied the ropes on both sides for support. After 30-45 minutes of exhausting trek through the dense forest, the roaring falls can be reached and the subsequent glimpse of the fall takes the visitors eyes towards a river the falls roaring flow with massive water flow sprinkling droplets in the air and water spray will drench the ones visiting. Trekkers are not allowed to go till the bottom of the fall or enter into the water. The return trek uphill is more difficult and takes more time. Regular stops and relax is recommended for amateur travelers. Enchanting tea gardens are also another charm of Meenmutty waterfall.