Are you looking for a rejuvenating and relaxing holiday destination in Kerala? Of course, Kerala is a marvelous tourist destination that fascinates tourists from across the world with its evergreen forests, immaculate beaches, magnificent historic attractions, enchanting backwaters, exotic wildlife and rich bio-diversity. It must be a unique experience for the travelers to enjoy backwaters cruising along the astonishing lakes of the state and spending a day or two in the popular hill stations like Thekkady and Munnar.
Athirappilly Waterfalls is a remarkable tourist spot in the state that attracts many nature lovers with its majestic natural beauty. Located at the entrance of Sholayar ranges in the Athirappilly panchayath of Thrissur district, almost 55 kilometers away from Cochin International Airport, this enchanting waterfalls is a feast to the eyes. Athirappilly Waterfalls is among the most popular waterfalls not only in Kerala but throughout the country.
Popularly known as the ‘ Niagra of India ’, one cannot describe the beauty of this beautiful cascade in words. Once you visit the place, you will be able experience a heavenly feeling with its white foam and huge roar. A little wild Chalakudy River and the surrounding dense green forest near the waterfall truly give a visual magic to the visitors to Athirappilly Waterfall.
A part of Chalakudy River, this astounding waterfall is started in the Anamudi Mountains of Western Ghats. Athirappilly Waterfall streams its way to the Arabian Sea through the forest areas of Vazhachal. The Chalakudy river becomes turbulent when it reaches near Athirappilly and gush around large rocks. With 3 unique parts, this waterfall cascades down from about 80 feet making it one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the state.
Athirappilly Waterfalls is one of the most visited picnic spots in Kerala especially for nature lovers. Visiting this tourist spot provides you the opportunity to watch many endangered wildlife. It is exciting to watch unique hornbill species such as the Indian grey hornbill, the Great hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill and the Malabar pied hornbill. You can also watch exotic wildlife like bison, elephant, tiger, sambar and leopard while you are visiting this region.
Athirappilly Waterfalls and the surrounding areas have been among the popular shooting locations in the state. Many popular directors have captured the beauty of this magnificent cascade in many films. You can see the beauty of the waterfall in the movies of noted film maker, Mani Ratnam like Raavan and Guru. Plan a trip to Athirappilly Waterfalls during your visit to Kerala and enjoy the scenic beauty of the tourist spot.