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Athirappally Waterfalls located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges is at a distance of 78 kms from Kochi (Cochin). This prominent waterfall is a popular picnic spot of Kerala. Athirappally Falls is about 80 feet high in the forest area presenting some bewitching sights. This untouched waterfalls combined with the greenery infuses freshness into any tired soul. This Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet.
The beautiful waterfalls of Athirampally and Vazhachal (Prounced as vaazhachaal) are among the nature’s most relaxing places of the state.

These waterfalls 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. It Starts calmly from the high ranges, and crashes through gorges overhung with trees.

The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal waterfalls cannot be described by words.

Nearby Places of Interest :

Vazhachal Waterfalls :
The scenic and popular waterfalls of Vazhachal on the edge of the Sholayar forest range is the nearby destination of Athirapilly. Vazhachal is actually a part of the Chalakkudy River. The cool, misty waters cascading down with the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain are a scintillating experience for visitors.

Charpa Falls :
Charpa falls lies east of athirappilly and is yet another enchanting destination of Kerala. Charpa falls plunges on to the road during monsoon. It is a sight to watch and enjoy though it is least known.

Anakkayam :
Anakkayam located about 20 km from Chalakudy on the sholayar peringalkuthu route litterally means the "Elephant pit". There is a noted lake with cool and placid waters. Anakkayam is a forest area untouched by human encroachments and is a haven for those who wish to escape from concrete jungles. It also attracts the visitor with its bubbling streams, natural rock formations and flora.

Water Theme Parks :
For little extra recreation and excitement there are two water theme parks nearby with plenty of adventure games and water sports.

Malakapara Tea Gardens :
The deep forest and high ranges (Western Ghats) complemented with lots of hairpin curves takes you to the fascinating sculptured beauty of Malakapara tea Gardens. It is an ideal destintion for the adventurous family safari through the forest ranges. Along the route if you are lucky you may end up seeing some good wildlife.

Thumpurmuzhi Gardens :
Thumpurmuzhi is an ideal stopover with its garden, scenic splendor and a classic waterfall.

Peringalkuthu & Sholayar Dams :
Peringalkuthu & Sholayar Dams located deep in the forest on the way to Valpara are the two dams that generate hydroelectric power to the state. Entry to the dam site is with special permission only.

Vazhachal Forest Gardens :
Vazhachal is a Botanist's treasure trove with the abundant flora and even herbal plantation maintained by the forest department.

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