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Mukundapuram Taluk,Thrissur district, Kerala



One of the most scenic places in Kerala

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A visual treat of nature.. Athirappilly - Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls in Kerala. Located east of Chalakudy in Thrissur district near the entrance to the Sholayar forest ranges (Kerala's famed rain forests), Athirappilly is 63 km, and Vazhachal, 68 km away from Thrissur. The falls are a part of the Chalakudy river stream which flows through the Vazhachal Forest Division. The forest division has 5 territorial ranges viz., Athirappilly, Charpa, Vazhachal, Kollathirumedu and Sholayar.

Vazhachal, the marvelous wonder in thick forests just a drive away from Athirampilly, is a part of theChalakudy river stream. The area is surrounded by protected forests and provides a breath taking view. The river originates from the Aanamudi mountain and flows through the Vazhachal Forest Division. The river which initially flows smoothly through the forest ranges changes its form and surprisingly narrows itself to a mere 10 m width when it reaches the Ittyani mountain range and continues the same way for about half a kilometre till it reaches the end of the Ittyani rock. Then the river turns furious, widens to about 400 mts and charges forward and till it reaches Athirapilly. Here, after its long winding course, the water is separated by big rocks, which is usually covered up during very heavy rainy season, and cascades down through three paths. This leap of about 150 feet over the sand-stone cliff gives the viewers a mind blowing and fantastic experience. The water falling from above charges again furiously about 1km till it reaches Kannamkuzhi. Then it calms down and flows smoothly and is blocked by the dam at Imburmuzhi. The dam under the Chalakudy irrigation project irrigates about 35,000 acres of agricultural land. There is a beautiful garden adjacent to the dam.

Visiting Time - 7.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Entry Fees - Rs.15 per person. Parking charges of Rs. 15 for vans and Rs.10 for cars) 

There are two amusement parks near Athirappilly - Vazhachal. The first one is dream world, which is far from Athirappally; second one, Silver storm being closer to Athirappally. Silverstorm also provides cottages for stay.

  • Silver Storm Amusement Parks (P) Ltd. (30km from Athirappilly and 5km from Vazhachal)
    Athirapilly, Vettilapara P.O, Chalakudy, Thrissur Dt- 680 721 Kerala 
    Tele/Fax 0480-2769116,2769150,2769496,2769700
    Mobile Nos : 9447603344, 9447775444
    Contact now: Email 1

  • Dream World (24km from Athirappilly and 5km from Vazhachal)
    Athirappilly Road, Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala.
    Tel/Fax: 0480-2746935, 2746955, 2747665
    Mobile: 94470 66866
    Contact now: Email 1