Sunrise Valley Viewpoint
Sunrise Valley Rd, Kerala 673581, India
A viewpoint with mesmerising views of the misty Western Ghat Mountains covered in thick green forest.
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Sun Rise Valley Viewpoint in Wayanad District of Kerala State in Southern India is one of the most scenic places in Wayanad. What makes the viewpoint unique in the district is it's rocky projection which protrudes out to the void making it an adventure pinnacle for adrenaline junkies, although comes with the catch of falling down to the rocks and the forest deep down upon a misstep.
As the name suggests, Sun Rise Valley View Point is ideal to visit in the early mornings. The majestic rays of the sun shattering the darkness of the valley covered in thick forests and the river Chaliyar cutting the valley to three large blocks is a spectacular view to behold.
The road to the viewpoint covered in plantations
The narrow road towards the viewpoint offers you a calm and peaceful view of the inner parts of the district. The small road that moves further away from the state highway starts with the neatly packed tea plantations followed by the coffee and spices plantations with its flowers blossomed. The place is not so crowded of known due to the lack of transportation facilities available.
The huge parking space is at the end of the road where you have to alight and start walking to the viewpoint. Its only 100 meters away from the car park although you can get confused on the trail you take from there. There is a tea shop and locals will be happy to direct you to the point.
The electric fence and the rocky projection
After taking the small, unpaved trail, you will reach a fenced area. Its an electric fence to prevent elephants from roaming into the nearby plantations and human inhabitance. They are switched on at night (do verify this when you are there with the locals, not sure if they decided to turn it on during the day time as well). After the fence, the path that leads to the rocky projection is steep and extremely slippery when wet(be extra alert if it rained before visiting).
Finally at the viewpoint, the scene of a valley covered in evergreen forest will welcome you. Patches of mists dances in random parts of the view, the Chaliyar River down below as a thick silvery line (and coffee brown during rainy months) curves around the valley and slices it to multiple pieces. Attamala Waterfall and Meenmutty waterfalls can be seen in a distance, at either sides of the viewpoint. Water from both these falls later joins in Chaliyar and the uniting points can be seen from the viewpoint.
Getting to Sun Rise Valley Viewpoint
Sunrise Valley Viewpoint is located in Muppainad village,7 km from Vaduvanchal town and 28 km from Kalpetta and 20 km from Sulthan bathery. You can get buses till Meppadi from these places and then you will have to take a Rikshaw/ taxi from there if you are travelling by public transport. Nearest railway station is at Kozhikode from where there are buses towards Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery.