Athirappally and Vazhachal are among the most majestic waterfalls in Kerala. This location have attracted many people of different ages with their lush greenery and stunning views. At Athirapally, one can see water falling into the Chalakkudy river after an 80 ft. journey. A cool spray takes over the terrain and people are left enchanted at this natural wonder that presents a stunning backdrop.
Vazhachal has exotic fauna on display that has people forming a beeline to visit throughout the year. Rare bird sightings, including rare species of the hornbill, make it a bird lover’s paradise. We invite you to use this marvellous wonder as the perfect backdrop for an adventurous trip. The natural beauty presents an ideal shooting location that will surely mesmerise any who sees it.
Things to remember while vising the Athirapally water falls
- Do not throw plastic waste inside the forest. if you are crossing Vazhachal check post there will strict checking at the check post for plastic and alcohol
- Don’t feed monkeys who might cross your way.
- Do not cross the safety line, while vising the falls. Follow the guide’s instructions carefully
- Drive slowly sometimes wild animals might cross
Best time to visit
Usually Athirapally waterfalls never dries out and is advisable to visit anytime during the year . The best time to visit the waterfalls will be during the monsoon as it appears in its full glory during monsoon.. Sometimes heavy rains causes inconveniences. So, the best time visiting the waterfalls will be from September to January.
How To Reach Athirapally
Located in Thrissur district of Kerala, Athirapally falls is easily approachable from all the parts of Kerala through every possible means of transport. The closest landmark to approach Athirapally by railways and roadways is Chalakudy. At a distance of 32 km from Chalakudy, 73 km from Kochi, 59 km from Thrissur Athirapally is one of the popular weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore and Thrissur
Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport to Athirapally. Tourists can take a taxi or bus from Kochi to reach the destination.
The nearest railway station to Athirapally is Chalakudy, which is approximately 33 km from here. From Chalakudy, it will take just 45 minutes to reach this top holiday destination of India.
Athirapally is well-connected with other cities of Kerala. One can take a bus both private and government transport (KSRTC) from Chalakudy to reach this place, which is connected through Chalakudy highway. If you are driving on your own you can take deviation from NH47 at Potta if you are coming from Trissur or you can take deviation from karayamparambu Ankamaly to reach the Bahubali waterfalls. The best option is to reach Chalakudy and take deviation to Athirapally road from Anamala Junction