Athirapally Waterfalls

Athirapally Waterfalls is the most prominent getaway from Cochin and attracts millions of visitors every year. Together with Vazhachal and the picturesque route through the Western Ghats presented Athirapally waterfalls is a prominent seat in World tourist Map. The most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, a must-visit spot for anybody who would like to enjoy the beauty of Kerala is Athirapally Waterfalls. Located 78 km away from Kochi (Cochin), at the entrance to Sholayar Forest Ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Water drops down from a height of 80 feet and joins Chalakkudy River.

Athirappilly waterfalls are popular among tourists. Athirappilly waterfalls are one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Another popular waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls. Athirappilly Falls is a part of the Chalakudy river and it is approximately 80 feet in height. Athirappilly is easily reachable from Chalakudy by taking a vehicle for rent or by bus from the Chalakudy private bus terminal.

Proper precautions are taken on-site to prevent mishaps while swimming and a police camp is always positioned there. Athirappilly waterfalls are situated on SH-21 highway connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala, night driving is not advised. But you can enjoy the adventurous drive in the middle of the jungle.



Athirapally Place has located 55 km from Kochi (Cochin), located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Affording to the onlookers, one of the most bewitching sights, Athirappally Falls is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area.

The Athirapally waterfalls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet. A tranquil and much-needed escape from the troubles and stress of life. Let the soothing sounds take you to some of nature’s most relaxing places – the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal (Pronounced as vaazhachaal).

The charm of the Athirapally waterfalls and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul.  trees, this waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the ‘Picturesque’ – not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural.

Athirappilly is a first-grade Grama Panchayath with 489.00 km² an area in Mukundapuram Taluk, ( Thrissur district in Kerala, India ). As you move nearer through the beautifully landscaped road to Athirapally, you can enjoy the views of Arecanut Palms on one side and the Chalakudy river on the other side. First, the river seems winding and then it crashes down suddenly, white with a challenge. Only after a short distance, the river is back to its normal self again. Trekking is a wonderful way to explore the nearby areas, especially if you do it along the banks of the Chalakudy river.

Hydroelectric project

In 1994, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) proposed a 163-megawatt Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project. It was to include a dam 23 meters (75 ft) high and 311 meters (1,020 ft) wide on the Chalakudy River in the Vazhachal Forest Division about 5 kilometers (3 mi) upstream of Athirappilly waterfalls and 400 meters (1,312 ft) upstream of Vazhachal Rapids (Vazhachal Falls)

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