Athirappalli , Kerala

Description

Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls! The destination houses the  largest waterfall in Kerala, the Athirapally waterfall, a major tourist attraction. This patch in Sholayar ranges so beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling silver cascades and located central to Cochin and River Nila(Bharathapuzha),is a treat for the eyes during the monsoon.

The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees.

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Athirapally Falls

Athirapalli is located 60 km from Thrissur city, 70 km northeast of Kochi city,  and 30 km from Chalakkudi town. It is situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats, Athirappalli is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state.  Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area. 


Vazhachal Falls

 Located on the west-flowing Chalakudi river near the Vazhachal Forest Division and at the edge of the Sholayar ranges, it is just 5 km from entrance of Athirapalli Falls.


Chalakudy River

Chalakudi River is the fourth longest river in Kerala, India. The river flows through Palakkad district, Thrissur district and Ernakulam district.The famous waterfalls, Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls are situated on this river.


Charpa Waterfall

 Located on the west-flowing Chalakudi River,  this waterfall lies in between the more famous Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls.It is a popular stopover for tourists who are visiting the Athirappilly and Vazhachal Falls. It is located close to the road,and during monsoon months (June to August), the water splashes onto the road.


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