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Type of Location
Water Fall
About Location


Places to Visit
How to Reach


Air : Nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, about 58 kms from Thrissur.

Rail : Nearest railway station is at Thrissur, about 63 kms.

Road : A good motorable road takes you to Vazhachal and Athirappalli from either Kochi or Thrissur town.

Key places to visit
Athirappally Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Anakayam Sholayar forests, Guruvayoor


Places to Visit

A popular picnic spot, Athirappally Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi (Cochin), affording one of the most bewitching sights to the onlookers. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any weary soul. Athirapally falls joins the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet.

Nearby Places of Interest

Vazhachal Waterfalls The Vazhachal waterfall is a scenic and popular waterfall on the edge of the Sholayar forest range in Kerala. The Vazhachal is part of the Chalakkudy River. Its cool, misty waters cascading down with the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain are a scintillating experience for visitors.

Charpa FallsTo the east of athirappilly is the enchanting but lesser known Charpa falls which plunges on to the road during monsoon. It is a sight to watch and enjoy.

Anakkayam About 20 km from Chalakudy on the sholayar peringalkuthu route, Anakkayam means the "Elephant pit". It is noted for a lake with cool and placid waters. The place is a forest untouched by human encroachments and is a haven for those who wish to escape from concrete jungles. It attracts the visitor with its bubbling streams, natural rock formations and flora.

Water Theme Parks For those who want a little extra recreation there are two water theme parks nearby with plenty of adventure games and water sports.

Malakapara Tea Gardens For the adventurous a family safari through the deep forest and high ranges (Western Ghats) complemented with lots of hairpin curves takes you to the fascinating sculptured beauty of Malakapara tea Gardens. Along the route if you are lucky you may end up seeing some good wildlife.

Thumpurmuzhi Gardens Thumpurmuzhi is an ideal stopover with its garden, scenic splendor and a classic waterfall.

Peringalkuthu & Sholayar Dams

Deep in the forest on the way to Valpara are the two dams that generate hydroelectric power to the state. Entry to the dam site is with special permission only.

Vazhachal Forest Gardens

With the abundant flora and even herbal plantation maintained by the forest department, Vazhachal is a Botanist's treasure trove.

Right Time to Visit

September - February