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Athirappilly Falls  

  Kochi , Kerala.
from  20 per person

  • River and water falls
    Category
    River and water falls
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • adventure games
    Adventure game
    Available
  • water games
    Water game
    Available
  • swimming dress
    Swimming dress
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    20 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    02 INR
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    10 INR
  • still camera
    still camera
    10 INR
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    100 INR
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

The Athirapally Falls (also Athirapalli, Athirappally)  also knows as "The Niagara of India" Situated around 55 kilometers northeast of the Kochi International Airport. located in Athirapally about 33 kilometers east of Chalakkudi in the Thrissur district of Kerala.  Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, this 24-meter (80 ft) waterfall and the nearby Vazhachal Falls are popular tourist destinations. Athirapally falls are as magical as they are majestic, especially during the monsoon where the entire ecosystem comes to life. The biggest waterfalls in Kerala the Athirapally falls are known for its scenic beauty and serene naturalistic atmosphere and provide a relaxing escape for those wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and escape into natural un-spoilt by the passing of time. The winding roads surrounded by dense forests and the presence of 2 water theme parks make this place a must see for anyone visiting Kerala.

the entrance to the Athirapally falls is steep and is a 2 km trek to the Athirapally Falls. As you walk higher and higher, the forest area is quiet and you can hear different types of birds singing and recognize each bird from its voice. During monsoon, the trek turns slippery and is filled with little frogs jumping here and there. Walk around 15 minutes and you can hear the gigantic voice of the falls and lo! As you climb up, you can see the river flowing past huge rocks and trees. The falls are so huge that for a minute you can't believe that they can be so huge. You also thank yourself, that the trek is worth it as you again go down towards the falls. You find little children bathing in the river and a few steps ahead and the water goes down!  the sight has been a favorite with film directors for their locations. Mani Ratnam's Raavan, Dil Se, Guru, and Iruvar have been shot here. It has been said that Abhishek Bachchan made that much-talked-about jump into the river here. However, it is still not confirmed whether Abhishek used a body double or not for this!  If one is on a holiday to Kerala, then a visit to the Athirapally Falls becomes a must-watch experience as it is a favorite destination for all those who love the magnificence of nature and beauty. Hire a taxi that takes you to the falls and there are some good resorts also nearby, where you can halt for lunch or dinner. The ideal time to visit the Falls is during the monsoon when the rainwater is falling on the river, and fishermen are busy catching fish sitting by the river. Swimming here is not recommended during this time, however, you can still find local villagers swimming in unknown waters. 

Best time to visit 

Athirappally falls never dry out and can be visited anytime during the year. Though the waterfall appears in its full glory during monsoons, heavy rains can cause great inconvenience. So, the best time to visit here is immediately after monsoons.

Getting there

  • By Air – Nearest airport is Kochi airport. The distance from Kochi to Athirapally falls is 55 KMs. You can hire a taxi from the airport to falls.
  • By Train – Chalakkudy is the nearest railways station (30 KMs). It is on the main trunk line and is connected to all parts of the country.
  • By Bus – There are buses going to the falls from major towns in Kerala.

The distance of Athirapally Falls to Munnar is 140 KMs


Tips

  • The falls were in full flow with the monsoons barely a few days over, the dense rain forest and the beautiful Chalakudi river making a beautiful scene.
  • Remember that you are traveling inside a forest region. So, don't expect very good restaurants, eatable options are very limited so we suggest you to carry enough food, water, and baby foods along with you.
  • we would recommend visiting the falls early in the morning around 8 AM to get a clear sky and low haze.
  • Do not go the edge of the waterfalls. The rocks may be slippery and it may prove fatal.
  • Walk down to the bottom of waterfalls. Do not try to go to the middle of the river to click pictures. The water force is very high and there are whirlpools. The rocks are slippery. Stand on the side and enjoy the panoramic view of the falls.
  • The waterfalls are at a distance of 15 minutes of walk (about 2 km) from the entrance. Hence, it requires quite a fair amount of walking on an irregular forest terrain. So wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • If you're running short of time  Spend less time on the hill for a top view. The view down there in front of the fall is pure bliss, So spend more time over there.
  • As it is in the forest area, you are not permitted to visit after evening.
  • bathing is allowed above the falls only so if you plan to take a dip to go higher first.
  • Weekends attract huge crowds from nearby Ernakulam and Thrissur; likewise public holidays. Those who want to enjoy nature, peace, and quiet are better off coming on a weekday

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Last Admission 05:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • swimming dress
    Swimming Dress
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

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  • restaurant
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    0.1 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    33.6 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    30.0 KM
  • hotel
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    0.1 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    35.0 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    46.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.1 KM
  • train
    Train
    33.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.1 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    91.5 KM

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