Amongst other waterfalls in Kerala, Athirappalli and Vazhachal Waterfalls in Thrissur is a popular attraction to visit. These two waterfalls are located only five kilometres away from each other. This twin waterfall is major tourist attraction in Thrissur District and it is located on the edge of Sholayar ranges, which is beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling cascades. Situated on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges, these two falls gush along the Chalakudy River. Both these attractions are magnetizing and are packed with tourists throughout the year hence making it a major tourist attraction. The free falling water gushes from above and this scene gives an overall trill and excitement to the spectators. With the cool spray covering a large area near the falls, it makes Athirapally and Vazhachal a scenic and a must visit destination in the south Indian state. These stunning falls are an absolute treat to the eyes, and the falls roar especially during the monsoon season when the rain hikes up the water density. Besides, the best feature it provides is the soothing sound of this waterfall, the sound is so refreshing that it can turn any tired body into a lively and invigorated soul. Hence, these waterfalls can be considered as top holiday destinations to visit in India.
The Athirappilly Falls is situated on the Chalakudy River. It joins the Chalakudy River after plunging down 80 ft, and it vapours waft emitting cool spray that covers a large area near the falls and makes Athirapally a scenic location.
The picturesque waterfall Vazhachal is close to impenetrable green forests. This waterfall gushes down the Chalakudy River dropping from a great height of 390 ft, it showcases beautiful backdrop of lush green Sholayar ranges.
Thrissur railway station is closest to Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls which is about 60 Kilometres from Thrissur district.
There are no airports in Thrissur, however, Cochin International Airport is about 58 km from Thrissur and it serves as the nearest airport to the travellers.
You can visit Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls via national highway 544 intersecting to highway 21.
Things to Do and See in and around
Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls are one of the best waterfalls in India and one of the most famous tourist places in Kerala. While on your visit to Kerala you can also sightsee the Charpa waterfall. You can also try trekking at Athirapally and walk down to the bottom of the waterfall to enjoy the spectacular view of the waterfall in close proximity. You can also visit two amusement parks near Athirappilly and Vazhachal. The first one is a ‘Dream World,’ which is far from Athirappally; the second one is the ‘Silver Storm’ being closer to Athirappally. Silver Storm also provides cottages for a stay during your visit.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls is from September to February as the water would still be in full force due to close end of the monsoon season. However, you can visit these two waterfalls throughout the year because the waterfalls are never dry and they keep pouring all day long.