Athirapally Waterfalls are located 1000 feet above sea level at the Chalakudy River in Thrissur district of Kerala. One of the famous tourist attractions in Kerala, the magnificent waterfalls are a sight worth witnessing. This is the biggest waterfall in Kerala. Athirapally falls comes down from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams. In the monsoon season, in its full might, the waterfalls appear like Niagara Falls.
One can reach the top of Athirapally falls in about 15 minutes’ wall. It is blessed with spectacular views of the Sholayar hills and the Western Ghats. The trek down from the top of the waterfalls is about 10-15 minutes trek. Swimming is possible in the stream as you enjoy the spray of the water. Rainbows are also a common sight. It usually takes 2-3 hours to explore the waterfalls.
And once you are there, you actually get the answer to what made Mani Ratnam (a famous Bollywood film director) choose this place as a shooting spot for movies like Dil Se (the song “Jiya Jale” was shot here) and Guru (Aishwarya danced here for “Barso Re Megha“)! The roaring sounds of these falls, mist over the rushing water and the natural beauty all around will surely steal your heart away.
Best Time To Visit
Athirapally waterfalls never dries out and can be visited anytime during the year. Though the waterfall appears in its full glory during monsoons, heavy rains cause inconvenience. So, the best time to visit is from September to January.