Kerala's Waterfalls: Athirappilly, and Vazhachal

Kerala, a state in the southwest of the country, is popularly known as God’s Own Country and you will be transported to heaven right when you step into it. Keralans are lively people, they are connected to nature and have created a lifestyle that revolves around it and aims to promote and protect it. 

When you are planning a trip to Kerala, you will stumble upon loads of pictures stuffed with green goodness and that’s exactly how Kerala looks! The lush green vegetation, the beautiful mountains, the vast tea and spice gardens, the gorgeous coastline breathtaking beaches, and the waterfalls. 

Kerala has bagged titles and tags time and again and one of them is for housing the “Niagara Falls of India” also known as Athirappily waterfalls and it is a must-see on your Kerala Trip Package. Another magnificent site is the Vazhachal Waterfalls. 

Let Nitsa Holidays take you through the beauty of Kerala’s Waterfalls so it is easy for you to plan your Kerala Tour Plan itinerary!

Athirapally Falls and Vazhachal Falls

Everyone has watched the billion-dollar movie Bahubali and everyone must remember the iconic scene where the actor carries a giant Shivling on his shoulders. But have you wondered where the waterfall in the background of this shot is situated? It is none other than the Athirapally Falls of Kerala. 

A top spot for movie makers in the country, both of these wonders of nature are situated within a 5km range from each other and are iconic sights of Kerala. Originating from the Western Ghats and located on the Chalakudy River, these waterfalls are major tourist attractions and for all the right reasons. Set above 300 feet of the sea floor, flowing and foaming with white hues, surrounded by thick forests and misty skies, the view is just stunning. 

The forests house hundreds of species of flora and fauna, most known to have herbal and healing properties and the neighboring markets offer a sample or two for you to take home from your trip to Kerala.

Standing near the waterfalls with tiny droplets of water brushing your cheeks, the magical sounds of the water crashing into the bottom, and the fresh air cutting through hundreds of trees is a rejuvenating sensation. 

Activities to do

  1. Plan a picnic with your family at this calm yet joyous location 
  2. Birdwatchers can sight rare species of birds including hornbills and migratory birds 
  3. Adventurists can opt for a thrilling hike or trek 
  4. Photographer’s will capture the most picturesque moments 
  5. You can choose to stay at the treehouse and live your childhood dream
  6. Naturalists have plenty of information and inspiration to take from the all-around spot
  7. Take a dip at the natural pools
  8. Go for a jungle safari and sight some exotic wildlife 

Best Time to Visit

Monsoon- June to October 


Thrissur, Kerala, India

Visiting Hours

Daily 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fees

Adults- Rs. 50/person

Children- Rs. 10/person

Foreigner- Rs. 200/person

Students- Rs. 15/person

Nearest Airport 

Kochi International Airport 

Nearest Railway Station 

Chalakudi Railway Station

Hotels Nearby

Athirapally Green Sights Resort

Rainland Resort

Niraamaya Retreats