Athirapally is a beautiful scenic place located in the Thrissur district
of Gods own Country Kerala and is situated at a distance of 60 km from the Thrissur city. The beauty of this place is mostly enriched with enchanting waterfalls, scenic forests and wide array of floras and faunas which decorates this place beautifully providing plentiful of opportunities for a tourists to indulge into.
Rich in bio diversity, the rainforests are equally astounding as the waterfalls. It is one of the ideal spots for tourists in Thrissur district owing to its scenic and compelling charm which attracts lots of travelers from different parts of India and other overseas countries. Places of Attractions: Athirapally Falls
Positioned at an elevation of 1000 feet above the level of sea, it is situated on the entry point of the Sholayar Ranges of Western Ghats on the river of Chalakudy. The gorgeous site of water that falls from the height of 80 feet high from the top of this falls ending into the brook like formation down is truly exhilarating.
The enormous and gigantic voice of the fall can be heard far away from the forest area while trekking. One can also visit the herbal gardens located nearby this falls which are supposed to have some curative properties.
Located near the matchless Western Ghats, this forest area teems with wide range of floras and faunas. The other residents include the tribals known as Kodars who are skilled in collecting wax, sago, honey and spices like cardamom and ginger.
The Athirapally-Vazhachal forest division is the only place in the Western Ghats where all the four types of Hornbill can be seen. The International Bird Association has declared this area as an important site for birds.
Located nearby the Athirapally falls is this splendid waterfall which is equally magnetizing as the adjacent falls. The scenic grandeur of this fall has captivated many visitors to relish picnicking in the various spots in and around the falls.
With lots of tourists flocking to Athirapally falls it is less crowded and is the best to visit because of its untouched and virgin beauty. The mesmerizing beauty of this falls amalgamates with the pictorial backdrop of emerald greeneries to give you a perfect holiday experience sitting in the lap of nature.
Enriched with almost 85 species of fresh water fishes, it is one of the versatile rivers owing to its emerald backdrop of greeneries which are gripping in nature. The rhythmical flow of water combines with the chirping of the birds to provide best time for any nature lover.
Dream World and Silver Storm
These two are the amusements parks which offer its guests with diverse range of activities to relish with elegance and the main part of these parks remain in their uniqueness. They are located nearby.
Apart from these major places which provide pleasure to your eyes and rejuvenation to your body, one can also indulge into shopping; river rafting, trekking and lots of other leisure activities that tend to improve both of the physical and mental part of your body.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this place is during monsoons when the forest area is set in a picturesque green look and the waterfalls of this place teeming with lots of fishes giving an opportunity of fishing for the tourists along with the improved and enhanced outlook of the waterfalls.