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Athirapally Waterfalls


          Athirappilly is popular among tourists. Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Another popular waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls. Athirappilly Falls is a part of Chalakudy river and it is approximately 80 feet in height.

          The Athirappilly Falls 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. This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen

          The two picturesque and majestic waterfalls, Athirapally and Vazhachal are located just five km apart, on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges. The Athirapally falls join the Chalakudy river after plummeting down 80 ft. The cool spray that covers a large area near the falls makes Athirapally a scenic location. The picturesque Vazhachal waterfall is close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy river.


          A tranquil and much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life. Let the soothing sounds take you to some of natures most relaxing places - the beautiful waterfalls of Athirampally and Vazhachal .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, these 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.

          Perched high above in the the Sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala's famed rain forests, the Athirapalli waterfalls provides a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind. The water plunges and joins to the Chalakudi River. The scenic attraction of Vazhachal, the other picnic spot is just a drive from Athirampally. These scintillating waterfalls in thick green forest are a part of the Chalakudy river stream.The riparian forests of the Chalakudy River have revealed the existence of a thick riparian vegetation of more than 10 metres width for a distance of 10.5 km downstream from Peringalkuth, covering an area of 58.5 hectares. Out of this, 26.4 hectares lie within the Vazachal area, including three large islands densely covered by riparian forests.

     Nearest Tourist Places in Ernakulam

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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(39.5 km, 1 hours 02 mins )

   Directions :

1. Head west on International Terminal Road
           160 m

2. Take the 2nd right toward International Terminal Road
           280 m

3. Slight left onto International Terminal Road
           190 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
           150 m

5. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           750 m

6. Turn left at Nayathode onto Angamali - Cochin Airport Rd Pass by St JOHNS CHAPPEL NAYATHODE (on the right)
           3.0 km

7. At Nayathode Jct, continue onto Main Central Rd Pass by Aravind Ayurvedha Hospital (on the right in 1.2 km)
           1.4 km

8. Turn right at Municipal Shopping Complex onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by State Bank of Travancore (on the left)
           2.1 km

9. Turn right at V V REAL ESTATE onto Mookkannur Ezhattumugham Rd Pass by Car Workshop (on the right)
           1.6 km

10. Continue onto Mookkannoor Ezhattumugham Rd Pass by St.Mary's Church (on the right in 1.3 km)
           2.2 km

11. Turn left onto FISAT Ave/Mookkannoor Azhakom Rd Pass by S Indian Bank and ATM (on the right)
           900 m

12. At malancharakku kavala, continue onto Mookkannur Ezhattumugham Rd Pass by St George Jacobite Syrian Christian Church (on the right in 2.2 km)
           4.6 km

13. Turn right at Thabore - Palissery Rd
           600 m

14. Continue straight onto Poothamkutty - Edalakkadu - Munnoorppilly Road
           1.1 km

15. Slight left onto Edalakadu Ezhattumugham Rd/Edalakadu Munnurpilly Rd Pass by Palatty Farms (on the left in 350 m)
           1.6 km

16. Take the 1st right onto Munnurpilly Ezhattumugham Road./Munnurpilly Plantation Road./Munnurpilly Vettilapara Road.
           500 m

17. Turn right to stay on Munnurpilly Ezhattumugham Road./Munnurpilly Plantation Road./Munnurpilly Vettilapara Road. Pass by St.Thomas Church Ezhattumugham. (on the left in 400 m)
           3.9 km

18. Continue onto Meloor -Poolany - Adichili -Ezhattumugham Rd
           2.7 km

19. Turn left toward Chalakudy - Anamala Rd
           450 m

20. Turn right onto Chalakudy - Anamala Rd Pass by Veterinary Dispensary (on the left in 750 m)
           11.5 km




 Nearest Railway station:

 Chalakudi Railway Station

 Road :

 From Chalakudi Railway Station to spot(33.1 km, 58 mins )

   Directions :

1. Head towards Chalakudi Mala Rd north-east on Unknown road
           21 m

2. Turn right at Railway Station Juma Masjid onto Chalakudi Mala Rd
           140 m

3. Turn left at Trichur Co-operative bank to stay on Chalakudi Mala Rd Pass by Carmel Bhavan Chapel (on the right in 750 m)
           1.3 km

4. Continue onto Ashtamichira - Chalakudi Rd
           500 m

5. Turn left at Chalakudy N Jct onto Old Hwy Pass by Moyalans Hospital (on the left)
           350 m

6. Take the 3rd right onto Chalakudy - Anamala Rd Pass by Subramanya Temple (on the right in 550 m)
           11.1 km

7. Turn left to stay on Chalakudy - Anamala Rd Pass by Veterinary Dispensary (on the left in 8.9 km)
           19.6 km


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