The cascading waters of Athirappilly fall are one of the most magnificent sights that the nature of Kerala has to offer. This natural wonder is located about 60 km from the Thrissur district of Kerala and it is about 70 km from Ernakulam.
The roaring sound of the Chalakudy River which takes the 82-feet plunge in three separate plumes at Athirappilly and the sight of the milky water that splashes around the big boulders below are nothing less than spectacular.
Athirappilly is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders one should visit during his lifetime.
The 'Niagra of India' is located among the lush Sholayar forest range and is a sight to behold. Take a small trek from the main road through a steep narrow forest path filled with the sounds of birds to reach the bottom of the waterfalls.
The falls and the forest setting make it one of the romantic places in the earth to spend your honeymoon days.
Enjoying the cool spray of water that falls through the rocks and the alluring forest setting with its rich bio-diversity are a magical experience. The surrounding forests also house the endangered species of Hornbills and a wide species of wild animals and birds.
The awe-inspiring beauty of Athirappilly have attracted many filmmakers and the grandeur of Athirappilly falls has been mesmerized the viewers in many movies, including many Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Bollywood movies like Bahubali, Dilse, Guru, Raavan, Iruvar, Punnagai Mannan, Mudhalvan, Nayak, Pukar, Kannathil Muthamittal, Kuch Naa Kaho, Before the Rains and many more.
The perfect time to visit this enchanting place is during the monsoon season (June to September) as the rains would help it to reach its full capacity and it is a visual treat. But the falls never dry out and can be visited any time of the year.
While you are here don't forget to visit the nearby Charpa and Vazhachal waterfalls. Vazhachal is about 5 km from Athirappilly and Charpa is on the way towards it and you could enjoy it from the road itself.
Many resorts and hotels are available for tourists here. We advise the honeymooners to book the tree houses available at the nearby resorts as that will be an experience you could cherish forever. Other nearby places you should not forget to visit are Malakkappara, Thumboormuzhi, Butterfly garden, Valparai, Ezhattumugham, the theme parks - Silver Storm and Dream Word etc...