Athirappilly

Overview

Athirapilly is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls ! The destination houses the largest waterfall in Kerala,the Athirapilly waterfall,is a major tourist attraction in Kerala.Athirapilly in Kerala is famous for its waterfalls.Kerala tour packages to Athirapilly waterfalls ,which is one of the largest in Kerala,is very popular among tourists.It is located in Trissur district of Kerala.Water flowing through the Chalakkudy river takes a 80 feet plunge at Athirapilly,making it a major tourist attraction in Kerala.The sound of water cascading down rocks and the milk white appearance when water splashes downwards is a dazzling sight.The waterfalls itself located in a place of scenic natural beauty.Behind the waterfalls it is possible to see the mountains coverded with thick dense forests.The waterfalls its self can be seen from many different locations.There are special pathways which take people very close to the spot where the water is falling.Even before reaching  the spot one can feel tiny droplets of waterfalling from the splashing waterfalls.The best time to see the waterfalls are during the rainy season between june and november.During this period the river will be full of water and waterfall appears splendid.During the dry season the amount water in the river will be less and the waterfall during this period becomes very narrow.    There is plenty of wildlife in the forests around Athirapally and it is also one of the most biodiverse regions in Kerala. The closest airport is Kochi airport which is 55km away. The nearest railway station is Chalakudy which is 19km away. There is an entry fee of Rs15. per person to see the waterfalls and the timing is from 8:00a.m to 6:00p.m.

 

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Attractions and Places to Visit

Chapra Falls

This waterfall is located very close to Athirapally falls. Although this waterfall is smaller in size the place is located in a scenic location. This waterfall can be reached by travelling further ahead after Athirapally. This waterfall can be seen from the road itself. No entry fee is required.

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Vazhachal

Moving 5km. further ahead it is possible to reach Vazhachal. Here we can see water rushing down rocks.  There is also a small park, where different species of trees can be seen.  The botanical names of these trees are mentioned on the trees. Entry ticket to Vazhachal is included with entry ticket to Athirapally.

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Thumpurmuzhi Garden

Thumpurmuzhi is an ideal stopover with its garden, scenic splendor and a classic waterfall. 

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Butterfly Park in Thumburmuzhi

Thumboormuzhy Butterflypark is growing to be one of the important eco-tourism attractions in Chalakudy- Athirapally Ecotourism.   A visit to Athirapally will be completed only with a visit to Thumboormuzhy. It is astonishing that Thumboormuzhy attracts more tourists than Athirapally. Tourists across the globe are visiting thumboormuzhy. Thumboormuzhy is natural habitat of various. species of butterfly’s .Of course, butterfly sighting is seasonal. The lifespan of some varieties of butterfly is only four days  and in some other case it is up to 40 days.

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Hanging Bridge in Thumburmuzhi

Hanging Bridge is across Chalakudy river connecting 2 sides in Thumboormuzhy. It offers a panoramic view of  Thumboormuzhy, it is really an experience you have to enjoy.

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Kauthuka park

A park with difference created by Mr Varky veliyath. It a unique one in its kind. It is a must see destinaion , in ones life. How far a man can go with nature , flora and founa. Here we study the peaceful co existence of humans with the nature in its true ambiguity.  It is wonderful place to visit.  

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Chalakkudy River

The Chalakudy River originates in the Anamalai hills in the Western Ghats in the state of Tamil Nadu. In spite of originating there, the Chalakudy River is more famous in Kerala. There are some researches that lead us to believe that the river of Chalakudy is not a river by itself, but a sub set or a tributary of the bigger and the major river Periyar that flows across the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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