January 27, 2022


The Trip Encyclopedia

6 Lesser Known Yet Majestic Waterfalls, You Shouldn't Miss!

Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.” Well, obviously someone had a clue about waterfalls then. Safe to say, the world is full of secret and lesser-known waterfalls. Spotting them before anyone else can be challenging. So, Shhh!
We’re about to reveal some gems that can be your next vacation destination. Here are 6 picturesque waterfalls that deserve your attention
If you’re planning to take a trip out of the city, hit these waterfalls in style! Enjoy the rhythm of gushing waves & celebrate the calmness of the natural environment surrounding them. Sounds magical? By all means, it is.

1. Soochipara

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As soothing as it could be, this waterfall is a perfect way to rediscover your true self and regain balance. Not only is it the most beautiful place in Wayanad, but it also adds a therapeutic value to mind. This unique place has peace and serenity. Also known as the needle rock, this is an ideal spot for a quick and thrilling dip.
It is also known as the Sentinel Rock waterfalls. Located on Kozhikode – Vythiri – Gudallur Highway, this waterfall is about 25 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad. If you’re an adventure lover, you can also go rock climbing or swimming.

2. Burney Falls

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Your love for nature and search for composure has one name, Burney Falls. Not only the name is fascinating but the waterfall takes you closer to nature. Situated in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, this waterfall is a universe away from the cobwebs of modern living.
You can experience high fall from the height of 129 feet. It’s daunting, it’s challenging, and it’s worth living. Besides, you can also camp around the fall laying under the moonlit sky. Oh! Heaven.

3. Goðafoss

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Godafoss, ‘the waterfall of the god,’ is situated near the Sprengisandur highland road. This spectacular horse-shoe shaped fall flows from the river Skjálfandafljót from a height of 12 meters (39 ft). It is an impressive getaway any time of the year if you can visit it when there’re icicles decorating its sides.
Imagine, the high wall of water faces you head on to. The water splashes down the ferns and moss, and if you’re lucky you will probably see a rainbow too. The water plunges so hard and fast into the clear pool that you can see air bubbles reaching deep below the surface.

4. Meenmutty Falls

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Meenmutty is a quiet retreat nestled in the woods of Wayanad. It is a perfect abode for all the adventure and thrill seekers. This cascading beauty is located at the height of 300 meters. Meenmutty is three-tiered where water plunges down in three stages making it look like an epitome of serenity. One way to reach here is on foot crossing a dense trek that’s about a two-kilometer walk.
With a lot of ups and downs, this waterfall trek really puts your fitness to test! However, once you reach the falls, it is worth the drag!

5. Dynjandi

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Simply enthralling are just the right words for this charm. Dynjandi means thunderous. And indeed, the nearer you go, the clearer you will hear its thundering voice. The place includes seven waterfalls in its chamber and each has its name and identity. More than just a waterfall, it is a gathering of waterfalls in the presence of mother nature that you will ever see.
Also known as ‘The Mountain Fall,’ this waterfall is the most famous one in Westfjords. And, similarly, like Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland, you can walk behind Dynjandi’s cascade and enjoy its beauty from all angles.

6. Fifth Water Second Waterfall

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Fifth Water is a must visit, especially in the winter season. Being able to breathe in crisp, cool air while loosening up tight muscles does wonder for the soul. As the waterfall welcomes you with a warm embrace, there is also naturally warm water pools to have fun in. Besides, there is an awesome swimming hole at the bottom of the waterfalls.
So, which one of these will be your choice to explore, relax, or do both? Plan out a trip with your buddies and party near the rocks and water for that ideal calming vacation.
If you are aware of more such sites or hideouts, share and let us know in the comments below!