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
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
Storm Amusement Parks (P) Ltd. (30km from Athirappilly
and 5km from Vazhachal)
Athirapilly, Vettilapara P.O, Chalakudy, Thrissur Dt- 680 721 Kerala
Mobile Nos : 9447603344, 9447775444
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Dream World (24km from Athirappilly and 5km from
Athirappilly Road, Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala.
Tel/Fax: 0480-2746935, 2746955, 2747665
Mobile: 94470 66866
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