Athirappally waterfalls one of the famous water waterfalls in India Which is located in Gods own country, Kerala at Thrissur district. Travelers state Athirappally waterfalls as “ The Niagara of India. It has a height of 80 feet and a width of 330 feet. Athirappally Waterfalls is situated in the Chalakkudy river that originates from the Anamudi hills of the westerns ghats, flows through the dense forest and finally joins the Arabian sea.
Athirappally is so attractive that a lot of people come here every day to enjoy the enchanting beauty of nature. The specialty of Athirappally waterfalls is that we can see the beauty of falls from the top and bottom. we can reach the bottom of the falls through the side path. It is true that falls and the river attract us towards them, but be cautious about the slippery rocks and mud The surroundings of Athirappally is covered by thick forest and greenery. We can enter the water and bath in safe places. We have to follow the instructions and indications from the authority to avoid danger.
Cinema and Photography
Filmmakers select this place for shooting attracted by the beautiful sceneries. Many directors of film industry used this place as locations for their movies. We can see the charming beauty of Athirappally in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil movies. Photographers love this place due to many reasons like the scenic beauty, biodiversity, streams, wild birds, and animals.
Monsoon season makes the falls more attractive. Monsoon season in Kerala stars from June. Intense rain keeps the falls heavy and this is the ideal time for monsoon travelers to visit this place. But those who are not comfortable with rain can avoid visiting in June and July.
We can also visit some local attractive spots.
Thumpurmuzhy is very near to Athirapally waterfalls. It is famous for a butterfly park, hanging bridge, beautiful garden. There is a small dam situated in this place and we can cross the Chalakkudy river through the hanging bridge to reach Ezhattumugham another beautiful place
The Chalakkudy river which is deep otherwise changes into a shallow rocky river here. It is a wonderful experience to feel the fresh water and air. You can walk along the banks of the river to view the scenery.
This exciting Charpa waterfall flows from the nearby hills and located near the roadside just before reaching Athirappally falls. travelers stop here to enjoy the falls
Silver Storm Water Theme Park, Snow Storm park and Dream World water theme park are the famous parks situated here.
Malakapara tea Gardens, Peringalkuthu Dam and Sholayar Dam and Valpari are some other tourist spots that we can visit if we have enough time
Government and private tourist agencies arrange suitable tour packages according to the interests of travelers.
You can either stay in resorts or in homestays for enjoying the nature. If you wish you can fulfill the thirst for trekking, jungle safari, swimming, fishing, and photography.
How to reach
Nearest towns: Chalakkudi at 33 Kms, Thrissur at 63 Km
Nearest city: Cochin at 78 Km
Bus Station: Chalakkudi at 33 km
Railway Station: Chalakkudi Railway Station
Airport: Cochin International Airport (COK) at 55 km