Athirappalli and Vazhachal Waterfalls, Thrissur
Originating from the mighty Western Ghats, Athirappalli and Vazhachal Waterfalls in Kerala are two of the most appealing waterfalls in God’s Own Country. The major water sources of the Chalakudy River in the Thrissur district, these two waterfalls are often mentioned together as one and are among the highest visited waterfalls in God’s Own Country.
Both the cascades are located at the entrance of the captivatingSholayar Forest Ranges and gushes down over 80ft to spread their magical charm. Nestled amidst groovy thickets and evergreen vegetation, Athirappalli and Vazhachal Waterfalls in Kerala also serve as a befitting wildlife destination across the state.
On a visit to these falls, visitors can witness and revel in the beauty of several endangered animal species along with numerous floral species that are quite exotic and rare. To name a few, the vicinity around these falls has a significant number of Bison, Elephants, and colourful avifauna species; especially four endangered Hornbill species.
Best Time to Visit:June to October
Nearest Airport:Cochin International Airport (55km)
Nearest Train Station:Thrissur Railway Station (63km), Chalakkudy Railway Station (35km)
Nearest Bus Station:ChalakkudyBus Station (30km)