Athirapally Tour Packages
About Athirapally :
Athirapally falls is widely regarded as the most spectacular of all Kerala waterfalls. It is certainly one of the finest waterfalls in the whole of Indian subcontinent. Athirappally-Vazhachal though mentioned together usually, are two separate waterfalls. In between the two, there is 5 kilometres of scenic area. En route to Vazhachal there is a small roadside cascade, called Charpa waterfall. During peak monsoon, Charpa waterfall even reaches the road. Athirapally falls (also Athirapalli, Athirappally) is located about 33 kilometres east of Chalakkudi in Thrissur District. The journey to Athirapally falls takes one to the footsteps of Sholayar mountain ranges which hold bio diverse evergreen forest.
During non-monsoon period, Athirapally waterfall appears in three separate strands. Monsoon rains brings in plenty of water to unite them to a broad mighty downpour. Before reaching the top of Athiraplly falls the stream widens in a flatter area of rocky bed and protrusions. Resultant grandeur has invited several movie makers from all over India to here.
Since 80’s this has been a hit location for Movies. Tamil populace even call it Punna Kai Mannan falls. Director Mani Ratnam likes this place so much that he shot several movies including old hit Punna Kai Mannan here. Athirappilly surroundings appear in song scenes, TV ads, and tourism publications. At Athirappally one can trek down to bottom of the waterfall to get a closer view. As usual, the climb down is much easier than the trek up. Expect to get a bit wet as water tumbling down in huge quantities brings to life countless droplets flying all over.