Thusharagiri is one of the well known waterfalls in Kerala. There are a five falls in Thusharagiri. The lower three falls are open to visitors. The top two falls are generally considered beyond reach. They too are reachable, if you are ready to trek 5 kms through the jungle and tackle quite a few, hard to climb, high rocks. Forests and plantations make up the green vista of Thusharagiri. Rubber, areca nut and various spices and herbs grow in abundance.
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.The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 metres (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Falls 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.
It is the Iruvanji River that cascades down the rocky hills to form the Arippara Waterfalls. The waterfall in Kozhikode is a wonderful spot to unwind and observe nature at its most intimate yet devastating best. It is an eight level waterfall with SulluKallu, Vattakkuzhi, Nirannapara, Olichuchaattom, Shwasakkuzhi and Neelakkayathadaakam as its companions. There are tons of places around to simply relax and let the movement of the water ease away the stress in your limbs.
At an altitude of 2340 metres above sea level, the tip of Vellarimala is touched by only the toughest of trekkers. The obstacles can be as big as elephants and as small as leeches. Olichucahattam is a waterfall along the way. It is also known as Vellarimala waterfall. It is a tall fall with less water volume. After monsoons, water fall reduces to a thin flow down the rocks. For trekkers, this is a resting spot after 6 kms hard core trek through the forest and up the hill. The trek starts from Muthappnpuzha, the village after Anakkampoyil.
Kakkayam is a dam site located at Koorachundu in Kozhikode, Kerala. Kakkayam is on the outskirts of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO world heritage site, and Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, a 7,421-hectare (18,340-acre) abode of wild animals including elephants and bisons. Kakkayam has an abundant wildlife population and is also a trekking and rock climbing destination.
Vellarimala Eco Tourism offers endless scope for trekking, rock climbing and wild life sanctuary visits that few tourist destinations in kerala can boast of. The added focus laid on this unique eco-tourism destination by the Tourism Department, Govt. of Kerala, has in a way helped promote this area to a large segment of potential tourists. It undoubtedly is the perfect holiday destination for the nature lover.
Located amid the tribal settlement, Valamthode Waterfalls are sight of beauty and freshness. One can approach the falls through Areekode-Mukkam Road, situated about 27 km from Nilambur ahead of the River Chaliyar.
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