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  • Athirappally Waterfalls.

    Athirappally - have you heard the name of this wonderful place? No ! Neither have I heard about this place till my daughter in law, told us that one of her colleagues in the office mentioned about a Waterfalls in Athirappally near Chalakudi, which we should visit without fail. So while we planned our pilgrimage tour in Kerala, we decided to visit this place.

    After we finished our visits to famous temples in and around Trissur we proceeded 40 Kms on road to Chalakudi. We spent considerable time in finding a Vegetarian Restaurant in this small town. At Chalakudi we had our lunch and learnt from the local people that Athirappally was only 30 Kms from that place. We drove towards Athirappally in Sholayar Ranges of Vazhachal Forests bordering Tamil Nadu. The road was uniformly good. The weather was friendly with clouds and cool winds. Since this was just after the rainy season the forest was fresh and green. There was the smell of fresh vegetation every where. I was wondering where we have lost our God given sense of enjoying real beauty of nature. Living in the midst of bricks and concrete and rushing towards making money we have certainly lost all the treasures that nature had provided free to us.

    On the way we came across some mountain monkeys obviously waiting for the food items thrown to them from the passing vehicles. We did not see any wild animals otherwise. There were different kinds of colourful birds perched on the trees, the names of which we could not find, since we live in the cities! Throughout the journey we heard the gurgling of Chalakudi River down below in the valley.

    Just about a Km from the Falls we saw the overall view of the Athirappalli waterfalls majestically falling 80 ft. down. The broad Chalakudi river which looks calm and peaceful falls down from the bluff creating a wonderful sight. But to enjoy the real beauty of the Falls we had to walk down 2 Kms in the bridle path to the place where the water falls ferociously creating a huge mist raising to half the height of the falls. My wife and I found very difficult to walk down on the wet and slippery stones on the bridle path due to age. But my two little grand daughters did it without much strain and they were enjoying the walk too. When we reached down to the river where the falling water had created a huge lake before flowing as a river, all of us were drenched fully by the fine water particles of thick mist, as though we had taken a bath. That is the same with all the people who had reached down. It was a marvelous sight to view the falls from down. The afternoon sun light had painted a rainbow on the huge mist created by the falling water, which something one should see to believe and enjoy.

    Thanks to lack of publicity and commercialisation there were not much of crowd in this waterfalls.When we were there, even though it was a holiday there were about few hundred visitors, mostly school and college students. There were some Tea shops on the road sides in Athirappally selling hot tea and freshly made snacks and of-course junk food. We had Tea which was good. On the way, I saw some hotels and guest houses coming up. I am told this place is catching up fast with cinema producers in south,as a favourite spot for shooting.

    I request the visitors who read this, to take a holiday trip to this wonderful place, if they visit Kerala, it will be really a memorable visit.

    Last edited by bmbcAdmin; 18-08-12, 23:19. Reason: added images

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    Re: Athirappally Waterfalls-route-map from thirssur

    Thrissur- NH 544 and Athirapilly Road
    68.6 km, 1 hour 18 mins
    SH 22 and Athirapilly Road
    Driving directions to Athirappilly Water Falls
    Round East Rd
    1. Head towards Trichur-Palghat Rd
    south on Round East Rd 200 m
    2. At Varkeys Super Market, continue onto High Rd
    Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.0 km) 9.8 km
    3. Turn right onto NH 544 Pass by Toll Plaza (on the left in 800 m) 19.0 km
    4. Turn left onto Ashtamichira - Chalakudi Rd/Chalakudi Mala Rd
    Pass by Veterinary Hospital (on the left) 500 m
    5. Turn left at Vellanikkaran's Super Market onto Old Hwy Pass by Ukkens (on the right) 350 m
    6. Turn right at Anamala Petrol Pump onto Athirapilly Road Pass by Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre
    (on the left in 8.3 km) 29.3 km
    7. Turn right onto Athirappilly Water Falls Road 950 m
    8. Take the 1st left 400 m Athirappilly Water Falls

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    • #3
      Re: Athirappally Waterfalls.

      Thanks for choosing this forum for asking your vaideeka, Shastra, Sampradaya doubts,
      please visit frequently and share information anything you think that will be useful for this forum members.
      Encourage your friends to become member of this forum.
      Best Wishes and Best Regards,


      • #4
        Re: Athirappally Waterfalls.


        Thanks for adding useful information and pictures of this wonderful place. In fact I tried to add the photos to the thread taken by us but failed.



        • #5
          Re: Athirappally Waterfalls.

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          Encourage your friends to become member of this forum.
          Best Wishes and Best Regards,


          • #6
            Re: Athirappally Waterfalls.


            Thanks for the guidance. I shall go through the information and follow the method suggested to upload the pictures.