Athirappilly Waterfalls is located 60 km away from Thrissur, Kerala is a marvelous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi mountains of Western Ghats. It is the largest waterfall in Kerala, which stands tall at 80 feet and is referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". The Athirapally falls flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular vista of scintillating water, emerald jungles, and azure sky. A short drive to Vazhachal falls from Athirappilly, which is close to dense green forests that are home to many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna. 

Reasons to Visit Athirappilly

Athirapally waterfalls are one of the most popular waterfalls in Kerala, which is a part of Chalakudy river and it is approximately 80 feet in height and located 70 km from Cochin and 30 km from NH47.

Athirapally waterfall is a famous local tourist attraction and a picnic spot.

Athirapally waterfall is a good stopover en route from Wayanad to Munnar or Alleppey.

Trekking in Athirappilly

The precarious yet exciting pathways up to the waterfalls is a treat for mountaineers who are looking for a quick adventure. The trek routes are very well maintained and you get to savor a spectacular view of the waterfalls throughout. Colorful birds and lots of monkeys will keep you company throughout the way to Athirappilly, and if you're lucky some Samba deer might pay you a visit as well! Washrooms are also available throughout the way to falls for the convenience of the tourists. There is a path that takes you right to the base of the waterfalls where the view is simply awesome. However, security personnel is deployed there, so be careful when you access this part of the Athirappilly trek.

Best Time To Visit Athirappilly Falls

The best time to visit Athirappilly Falls is during the monsoon season which is from mid-June to October. During this time, when Athirappilly waterfalls show off its true form as heavy water rages down the Chalakudy River and covers the entire rock face.


November marks the commencement of the winter season and remains till the mid of February. The minimum and maximum temperatures of this magnificent city remain between 22°C to 30°C respectively. It can be a good time to visit for tourists who want to take part in adventure activities.


During the summer season, it's not a good time to visit Athirapally. The minimum temperature remains on the warmer side and the maximum temperature remains around 38° C. Although it’s hot and humid outside, it can be a good time to go to take part in indoor activities.


From June till September, the city receives heavy rainfall. To feel the pleasure and bliss of rain, a number of travelers from different parts of the country as well as the world love to pay a visit here with their dear and near ones. For all who are visiting Athirapally especially to see the beautiful waterfall should go for the tour during the monsoon season.

How to Reach

By Air

Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Athirapally Waterfalls. Tourists can take a taxi or bus from Kochi to reach their destination.

By Train

Chalakudy is the nearest railway station to Athirappilly, which is approximately 28 km from here. From Chalakudy, it will take just 40 minutes to reach this top holiday destination of India.

By Road

Athirapally is well-connected with other cities and it is only 55 km away from Kochi. One can take a bus both private and government to reach this place, which is connected through Chalakudy highway, also called SH-21.

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