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DC | SERIN SAM
Published Jan 3, 2014, 8:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 4:30 am IST

Meenmutty wate­r­­fall is one of the best waterfalls in Wayanad. The gorgeous waterfall is located 29 kms from Kal­petta. Meenmutty me­ans where the fish  are blocked. It is a com­b­in­ation of two Mala­ya­l­­am words Meen (fish) and Mutty (blocked).

Meenmutty is considered to be one of the magnificent waterfalls. To catch an amazing view of the fall means a 2-km hike through the jungle from the main road. The sight of the three-tiered waterfall, falling from a height of 300 metres, is an unforgettable one after a 2-3 km trek through a moist, deciduous forest. The path is really dangerous and tiring, but where it takes you to is worth the effort.The mind-blowing sight of gushing waters is splendid in its lush green setting. Many caves can be seen on the way to the falls where carvings dating back to the Neolithic age can be spotted.

 

Officials explain details about the carvings. On the ceiling of one of the caves is an amazing sight of a trapped rock with sunlight streaming in from all sides. This rock is called Edakkal, which means the rock in between. The picturesque locations on the way to the falls calls for a camera to capture the scenic sights.

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