Of all the waterfalls present in the God’s own country, Athirapally proves to be the most spectacular. However, Athirapally isn’t just Kerala’s most beautiful waterfall; it is one of the finest waterfalls in the whole of India.
Athirapally – Vazhachal are two different waterfalls though they are often mentioned together. There is a five kilometre distance that separates the two waterfalls, and there is another waterfall named Charpa waterfall on the way to Vazhachal which looks as pleasing as the other two waterfalls.
Athirapally is located thirty three kilometres away from Chalakkudi of Thrissur district. The journey to Athirapally is quite enthralling with the dense forest lining the path, and a cool breeze lapping through every part of the place. The background of the waterfalls includes scenic green hills and huge rocks. The main stream originates from the west, and after collecting more water thunder down at Athirapally. The waterfalls stand at a magnificent height of 80 feet as the sparkling water splashes all around creating a huge uproar. The sound could be heard from a distance, and this very sound creates huge excitement in every traveller’s heart.
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The most amazing fact about Athirapally waterfalls is that it never dries out. Thus the Athirapally day tour packages are available all throughout the year. However, the time immediately after monsoon is still considered the best time to visit the place, as the waterfalls could be seen in its full glory during this time without having to bear the inconvenience caused due to heavy rains.
The road to Athirapally is one that connects Kerala to Valppara in Tamilnadu through the Sholayar forest. This forest is declared an important bird area by the International Bird Association. Thus if you have a soul that loves to bird watch, you have got something for you here in the forest. Moreover, if you plan on spending a day at the place, consider making reservations at the few hotels available.
Furthermore, animals such as elephants, leopards, sambar, and sloth bears could often time be spotted here near the road. However, the ride involves elements of danger, and thus as a precaution night drives through the forest isn’t strictly allowed. Nonetheless, daytime trips through the jungle path are as enthralling as it could be.
Considering the food options, there aren’t many cuisines available at Athirapally except for the few stalls that offer traditional Indian food. Additionally, it is always a better option to carry an extra pair of clothes in case you decide to take a bath in the nearby streams.
Athirapally day tours take you to the most exciting nearby attraction besides Athirapally waterfalls. The main attraction includes Vazhachal waterfalls, Thumpurmuzhi Gardens, Anakkayam, Peringalkuthu dam, Malakapara tea garden and more. Breakfast and Lunch would be served in the most traditional way possible, and the basic necessities including water would be provided to you.