A much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life. Let the soothing sounds take you to some of natures most relaxing places - the beautiful waterfalls of Athirampally and Vazhachal
The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural.
Athirapilly is the land of rivers and forests!The destination houses the largest waterfall in Kerala, the Athirapilly waterfall,one of the major tourist attraction. This patch in Sholayar ranges so beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling silver cascades and located central to Cochin and River Nila,is a treat for the eyes during the monsoon.Chalakkudy river, Charpa, Vazhachal and Athirapally are ideal places where the monsoon is to be enjoyed.
Athirapally- Chalakudy – Peringalkuth Ecotourism is populer among nature lovers. This is the gateway of Tourists to Sholyar Rain forest on the Western Ghats. The Athirapally Falls is situated on the Chalakudy River, which orginates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats .It is approximately 80 feet in height, Athirapally is easily reachable from Chalakudy. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area.
This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. This is The Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. This valuable natural world is already degraded by mining and hydro electric projects.
Environmentalists claim that Athirapally is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala.
The Vazhachal forest division is the second most biodiverse area in the state.
The International Bird Association has declared it an ‘Important Bird Area' and the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation has recommended that the area should be declared a sanctuary or a national park, he points out.The Wildlife Trust of India says it represents one of India's best elephant conservation efforts. Any disruption to this fragile ecosystem will spell disaster,” says Vijayan.
Athirapilly Tourism consists of Kauthukapak & Hollyland immitaions in Chalakudy, Dreamworld water park, Silverstorm water park, Thumboormuzhy Dam & Riverview Garden, Athirapally water falls, Charpa falls, Vazhachal falls, Poringalkuth Hydel Tourism and Wild life Boating, Trekking in Sholayar ranes, Bamboo Rafting, Tribel visit, Chalakudy Nightlife etc.
Proper precautions are taken on site to prevent mishaps while swimming and a police camp is always positioned there. Athirappilly is situated on SH-21 highway connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala, night driving is not advised. But you can enjoy the adventurous drive in the middle of jungle.