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The picturesque and majestic waterfalls,Athirapally and Vazhachal,two of nature’s most relaxing places, are located just five km apart, on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges. The Athirappally falls join the Chalakkudy river after plummeting down 80 ft. The cool spray that covers a large area near the falls makes Athirapally a scenic location. The picturesque Vazhachal waterfall is close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakkudy river.
Athirappally Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi ( Cochin ), at the entrance to Sholayar ranges.Affording to the onlookers one of the most bewitching sights, Athirappally Falls is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area. Combined with the greenery and the soothing sounds, it infuses freshness into any tired soul and is a tranquil and much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life.
Perched high above in the the Sholayar forest ranges, on the fringes of Keralas famed rain forests, the Vazhachal waterfalls provides a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind-wild, beautiful and unspoilt by the passing of time.
Both these waterfalls are a part of the Chalakkudy river and 5 km apart on the road to the hill station Valparai, which has excellent tea estates and is one of s highest elephant density habitats and a crucial corridor between Parambikulam and Malayattoor.
Nearest railway station: Thrissur, about 63 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport , about 58 km from Thrissur.