In Kerala, Athirappilly Water Falls is one of the largest waterfalls. Unfortunately, the place is pretty much unexplored. Athirappilly Falls has not got much attention as people prefer to visit other popular sites in Kerala. It is also commonly overlooked by foreigners. This waterfall resembles the famous waterfall of North America known as Niagara Falls of India. 

The waterfall offers a great sightseeing experience and gives you a feeling of cool breeze on cold water on your skin. As the water encounters the rocks below, it creates a mist all over the surroundings, that adds to the waterfall’s majestic beauty. If you are a nature lover, you must visit this wonder place once in your lifetime. 

In this blog, you will get a comprehensive guide on how to reach Athirappilly Falls, the things to do there, the best visiting time, and more. 

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How to Reach Athirappilly Falls?

Athirappilly Water Falls is situated on the Chalakudy River in Thrissur city. The approximate distance of Athirappilly Falls from Cochin City is 70km. You can arrive at the destination by any means be it road, rail, or airways. 

  • By Air: If you are traveling by flight, then you will land at the Cochin International Airport, and from there you can visit the waterfall by taxi or bus. The waterfall is approximately 40km away. 
  • By Road: The best mode of transport to visit Athriappily Falls is by taxi or your own vehicle. You can witness the beauty of beautiful landscapes and surroundings that will come your way to the waterfalls. You can also eat something at the nearby restaurants in Chalakudy. From Chalakudy you need to cover the distance of 30km in order to reach Athirappilly Falls. 
  • By Train: The nearest station to Athirappilly Falls is Chalakudy station or Angamaly station. You can travel by train and take a taxi ride to travel to this place. The charges for the taxi is entirely dependent on the crowd or the season. The bus fare could be low such as INR 80 per person. 

Major Attractions Near Athirappilly Falls

While this waterfall is undoubtedly a major attraction, there are many other things in the surrounding areas that you can enjoy and witness. 

Vazhachal Waterfalls

On the same road as Athirappilly Falls, just 5km away you get to see another waterfall called as Vazhachal Waterfalls. It also offers the best sightseeing experience and marvelous scenic views. The waterfall has an entry fee of around INR 40. 

Tribal Villages

Numerous unexplored tribal villages in the surrounding areas of Athirappilly Falls belong to different cultures and communities such as the Malayarayan, the Kadar, the Muthuvan, etc. For centuries, these tribes have preserved their traditions and cultures. To know more about their history and beliefs, you can visit these villages with government approvals. 

Anakkayam Lake

This is a beautiful lake that is about 20 km far from Athirappilly Falls. On its four sides, you can witness the hills and forests that offer a peaceful environment away from the crowd. One must explore this nearby attraction. 

Best Time to Visit 

Different seasons affect the beauty and accessibility of Athirappily Falls. It entirely depends on your preference when you want to visit this place. 

Visiting this waterfall during the Monsoon season is the best decision ever. In this season, you can have a sight of lush greenery and freshness around the forest. It is the peak season for visiting Athirappily Water Falls. You can plan a visit to Kerala from the June to September months. 

On the other hand, the summer season is considered to be the off-season to visit this place. The humidity level is very high. In winter, You can do many adventurous things such as river bathing or trekking without the fear of any risk. The crowd is also very small this season. 

Things to Do at Athirappily Water Falls 

For adventure enthusiasts, there are plenty of things to do here with friends and family. You can indulge yourselves in various activities such as: 

  • Whitewater rafting 
  • Trek to Vazhachal Waterfalls
  • Eat at nearby restaurants and shops in Chalakudy 
  • Treehouse View 
  • River bathing 
  • Click pictures with the picturesque backdrop of the waterfall

Apart from these, you can do many other things with your loved ones and take back a bouquet of memories with you. 


Dive into the amazing experience of waterfalls and sightseeing at Athirappilly Water Falls. Explore the nearby sites and get a sense of peace and calmness away from the city crowd. While you enjoy this masterpiece in Kerala, you must take the required precautions. The land and mud could be slippery so it’s advised to look after yourself and your belongings. 

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