Athirapally Waterfalls - Overview
The traveling is always taxing on your body, though you forget everything once you reach your destination. The picture changes drastically once you reach the top as the sudden rushing sound of the cascading waterfall makes you feel that the water has begun to fall only now. Though the fact is that the waters have maintained this suddenness for a long time and they are still persevering. The Athirapally waterfalls are 80 feet high which start at the high ranges calmly and come crashing down through the gorges.
There is a rocky road that moves around the mountain providing you with a magnificent view of the Athirapally waterfalls. Visiting the Athirapally waterfalls in September is a good idea as the waterfalls are in full force just after the monsoons.
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 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.
The waterfall is located at a height in the Sholayar forest ranges and is very near to the Valparai which is a popular hill station.
|Athirapally Waterfalls - Best Photoshot|
|Athirapally Waterfalls - Rainbow|
There are some vendors here who sell jute hats and plastic flowers, they definitely make the place more tourist friendly. The presence of the waterfall is unmistakable everywhere in Athirapally as it is present either in the form of a painting or a topic of conversation.
Valparai: It is a hill station known for its sprawling tea plantations. The elephant density of the place is among the highest in India.
|Valparai Snake Way|
|Valparai Green Places|
|Tea Gardens - Valparai|
Vazhachal Waterfalls: It is a picturesque waterfall as well as a popular picnic spot located on the periphery of the Sholayar forest range in Kerala. This waterfall is also a part of the Chalakkudy river.
Anakkayam: The place is about 20 km away from the Chalakudy and is known for a lake with calm and soothing waters. So far Anakkayam has remained untouched by human encroachment therefore has a pristine beauty that never fails to captivate the tourists.
How to reach Athirapally
|Route map to Athirapally|
How to Reach Athirapally by Air: Kochi airport is the nearest airport; is 55 kms. from Athirapally waterfalls
How to Reach Athirapally by Train: Thrissur & Kochi are two major railways junctions & are 78 kms. & 66 kms. from Athirapally waterfalls. Chalakudy Railway station is the nearest railway station & just 31 kms. from Athirapally waterfalls.
How to Reach Athirapally by Road: It is 55 kms. from Kochi. There are plenty of good coaches - both private & government - plying between Bangalore & Cochin. There is plenty of luxury Volvo coaches plying between these 2 cities & it's just an overnight journey from Bangalore to Cochin by road.