Neelimala View Point

Neelimala View Point

Neelimala View Point, one of the best view points in Wayanad, not frequented by visitors come for short stay. After a three kilometers drive on Ooty road from Vaduvanchal, take a diversion to right, climb up a rugged road. You will reach the base of a tribal settlement, surrounded by coffee plantation and pepper vines. On moving further one would have the company of the coffee plantations on either side. Small holdings of ginger and areca nut, bushes of purple flower plants, chirping sun birds and other varieties of small birds darting in and out of the bushes will be an experience of life time for many who comes from ultra modern cities and Metro hubs. The trekking path gets narrower after half a kilometer from the base, and goes down before it climbs up again. There, the vegetation on the sides changes to tall, wild grass, including the lemon grass variety. The path goes further up and suddenly opens up into a panoramic view, with the mountain folds of the Western Ghats on your left and a hill slope sated with grass and boulders on the right. You are at Neelimala View Point, the seldom explored view point that offers astounding scenery which can hypnotize a nature lover.  Once visited, one could never forget the mesmerizing sight of garrulous Meenmutty waterfalls from afar, gushing down from a whopping height of 300 meters. It flows down further in three tiers, tearing apart the green blanket of dense forest. As you remain there, your ears slowly capture a rumble, down the valley. Take the narrow path going down to the left that would lead you to a spot, where you would find yourself standing behind a rocky spur with the rumble noise intensified. Descend carefully down and move towards the middle of the rocky spur. It may take some time for you to believe the mesmerizing sight that is right before you. A track of milky water that down flows, flanked by evergreen forests. As you watch the gripping beauty of waterfall and its trail, an occasional blanket of thick mist could block your sight. Wait for some time and the mist clears out. Occasionally the sheet of mist would split open to reveal the waterfall, which is yet another delightful thing to watch. Take in its immaculate beauty as much as you can. No doubt, Neelimala View Point a photographer’s delight too. Do not miss it when you are at Wayanad. Best time to visit Neelimala view point is September to Mar.

Entry Fee: No entry fee applicable.

Visit Timings: 0900h to 1700h throughout the year

Places to Visit near Neelimala Viewpoint:  

Sunrise Valley, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls and Chembra peak are  the tourist attractions near Neelimala Viewpoint.

How to Reach Neelimala View Point

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Calicut to Neelimala View Point Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri-Chundel-Meppady-Vaduvanchal- Neelimala View Point. Calicut to Neelimala View Point distance is 95 km, covered in 2h 45 min.

Bangalore to Neelimala View Point Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Ambalavayal-Vaduvanchal- Neelimala View Point.  Bangalore to Neelimala View Point distance is 270 km, covered in 5 h 50 min.

Mysore to Neelimala View Point Route: Mysore- Sulthan Bathery-Ambalavayal-Vaduvanchal- Neelimala View Point. Mysore to Neelimala View Point distance is 130 km, covered in 2 h 50 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Neelimala View Point is Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT), known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Neelimala View Point distance is 96 km, covered in 2 h 45 min.

Mysore Railway Station to Neelimala View Point is 130 km, covered in 2 h 50 min.

Nearest airport to Neelimala View Point is at Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 107 km covered in 3 h.

Bangalore Airport to Neelimala View Point is 315 km, covered in 6 h 40 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

How to Reach Neelimala View Point within Wayanad:

From Kalpetta Town : Kalpetta – Meppadi – Vaduvanchal (Ooty Road) – Neelimala View Point.

From Sulthan Bathery : Sulthan Bathery – Kolagapara – Ambalavayal – Vaduvanchal(Ooty Road) – Neelimala View Point.

From Mananthavadi : Mananthavadi – Panamaram – Kalpetta – Meppadi – Vaduvanchal(Ooty Road) – Neelimala View Point.

Distance to Banasura Sagar Dam

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 272 km
Calicut 96 km
Mysore 130 km
Kalpetta 33 km
Sulthan Bathery 22 km

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