Athirappilly is the perfect getaway for the weekend to fascinate you by its natural bounties and to enthrall you by its calm and serene environment. Athirappilly is packed with India's several tourist destinations to spellbind the tourists such as Thumboormuzhy Dam and garden, Butterfly garden Chalakudy Kathua Park, Riverview garden, Natural River Bath, Athirappilly Falls, Charpa Falls, Vazhazhal falls and much more.
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Best Destinations in Athirappilly
Athirappilly's scenic beauties are amazing and have been shot in many Malayalam Films. Numerous Tourists throng there to escape in these mesmerizing scenes. There’s nothing better than exploring the thick rain forests, the fascinating waterfalls and enjoying a bath under free-falling water with your friends and family. Athirappilly is well known for its venturesome adrenaline-raising outdoor activities, which may include trekking, hiking, and camping. It is also sought for its Jungle Safari that is home for many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.
Athirappilly Falls, nicknamed as 'The Niagara of India' is the largest waterfall in Kerala. It is situated in Chalakudy, of Thrissur District in Kerala on the Chalakudy River, which emanates from the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats and stands tall at 80ft. While going from Athirappilly to the Vazhachal falls comes the Charpa Falls as a treat for the Tourists visiting there.
Reaching Via Rail
The nearest railway station is Chalakudi Railway station, which is hardly 30 km to the West from Athirappilly Falls. Otherwise, you can opt for Thrissur railway station that is 63 km from here and is easily reachable via motorable road. Reaching Via Air
Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport to the Athirappilly falls and is about 55 km SouthWest and is 58 km south of Thrissur.
Reaching Via Road
Athirappilly could be reached from Chalakudy and Angamaly by bus or taxi. There are buses at regular intervals from both the bus terminals. As Ahtirappilly is on the highways connecting Kerala and Tamil Nadu amidst thick, dense forests, therefore, it's better to commute during day times and avoid night journeys. While going from Chalakudy to Athirappilly Falls, there are beautiful landscapes and lush green trees to enthrall you. There's a small pave way going through thick bamboo clusters, that takes you to the top of the waterfalls. And, in case you are heading from Angamaly to Athirappilly Falls, you would be enjoying Oil Palam Reserve while crossing from Ezhattumugham tourism village.
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So, What's The Best Time?
Best time to visit –
June to September, the monsoon months, is the best time to be there. Close to seven million tourists visit there to witness the charm of Kerala's largest waterfalls along with the Vazhachal picnic spot.
Other Nearby Attractions
Vazhachal Waterfalls is barely 5 km away from Athirappilly Waterfalls is not to miss. It comes after Charpa Waterfalls. Along with its Picturesque scenes, it is famous for its endemic species found in the surrounding lush green dense, thick forests. You can have a glimpse of the endangered species here like Hornbill, which thrives only here in the entire Western Ghats. It’s a heaven for the bird watchers to shutterbug the rarest and the vibrant species here. It’s a known picnic spot and a beautiful place for the family and the friend’s hangouts in the nearby park.
Charpa Waterfalls lies between Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls. Its scenic beauties are fascinating for all and are best to visit during the monsoon season. The water splashes on the road during the monsoons, which you can relish while passing by from there. There’s a nearby road bridge to enjoy it better and feel the refreshing sprinkles on your body. During dry seasons there are chances of missing these waterfalls.
Thumboormuzhy Dam And Butterfly River Garden
It’s a small dam about 8 km from Athirappilly Water Falls on Chalakudy river and is visible while passing by NH544. The view from the bridge built across the river would leave you awestruck, and the butterfly river garden with 184 species of fluttering vibrant butterflies and colorful flowers would bring your wow out. You can spend some pleasant time in Thumboormuzhi gardens also and can have a mesmerizing view of a hanging bridge between two small villages of Thumboormuzhi and Ezhattumugam.
Chalakudy Kathua Park
It’s a marvellous place to witness Human beings in coexistence with mother nature. It is well planned and nicely maintained to create a refreshing lively environment to make visitors rejuvenate and refresh themselves in the lap of nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city with animals and birds running around carefree in their full comfort and convenience. It’s a nature conservation center for research and education, also where flora and fauna are in complete harmony. The shape of the trees themselves will allure you. A five-minute stay would make your thought-provoking for nature conservation and would inspire you to contribute to nature conservation heartily.
June to September, the monsoon season is the best time to visit Athirappilly. Nature is at it’s best, and so are the rivers, waterfalls, forest, greenery, flora, and fauna. All are refreshing to give you the best returns of your visit and your time you are investing them.
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