Athirapally a perfect tour spot in Kerala throughout the year. Planning a trip to Athirapally won't be in vain for apart from the main waterfalls there are many attractions around. More than a day is needed if you want to visit all the places, but the 3 waterfalls- Athirapally, Vazhachal and the Chapra can be covered within a day.
Some of the tourist attractions around Athrirapally are Thumpurmuzhy gardens, Herbal gardens, water falls like Vazhachal and Chapra, river dams of hydro electric projects like Sholayar and Peringalkuthu, water theme parks,tea estates and all over the journey you may come across the wildlife in the dense rain forest around.
Bewitching Beauty of the Nature.Athirapilly Waterfalls in Chalakkudy river- Kerala
Tourists enjoying the milky white Water Falls of Athirapally. Sure about they are getting that cool feeling of the water droplets splashing over from the falls. The waterfalls and the surroundings are always watched out by forest guards and they keeps directing the tourists coming here regarding the safety measures to be taken.
You have to obey their words if you care for your life. The guards are so keen that hardly any accidents happened here for years.
Athirapally Waterfalls. a Snap from the Top of the Rock.
This is the place where you may be directed first by the Guards here in Athirapally.You are allowed go a little more nearer to the falls if the season is not the Monsoons. Guards will allow river bath in a safe place a few meters above this falls. But if it the time of monsoon, no way.I think you also may not be willing to take a bath in a roaring violent stream of river.
From the Woods.
A snap of the Athirapally waterfalls from the Riparian Vegetation below the river falls.
Have already mentioned the river and the dense rainforest around is so special with much rare varieties of flora and fauna. Will mention about that a little in coming posts on this waterfalls.
- How to reach Athirapally?
The nearest Railway Station is in Chalakudy and is about 30 kms from this tourist spot. you can take either a taxi car or private service buses from the bust terminal here in Chalakudi.Enjoy the ride when your vehicle traverses through the windy hill roads and lush green rain forest.
Athirapally is on the road route connecting Tamilnadu and Kerala, and if you are coming from Tamilnadu you will witness much wildlife for the road is through the dense rain forest.The forest is rich in varities of wild life starting from the biggest- elephants , leapords, sambars, procupine, sloth bears, Nilgiri Langurs, deers, hornbills etc. Advisable to avoid the night journey through the road, for the wild life may or mayn't like you.
Cochin International airport is about 55 Kms from here. From Cochin town its about 78 Kms to Athirapilly.
- Athirapally Visiting Time?
- Season to Visit Athirapally falls?
- Don't s in the tour Spot
Liquor and smoking is strictly prohibited.
Swimming is restricted in the falls.
Photography by Amit Dhruvan, using Olympus SP350. Hope he will make holiday tour trips like this again.Pixelshots will be back soon with something new from the tourist destinations in Kerala.