the great hornbill as spotted in the western ghat forests near athirappilly falls

Athirappilly, Kerela, India

Athirappilly Falls

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Niagara of India

Athirappilly Falls, often referred to as the "Niagara of India," is a stunning waterfall located in the Thrissur district of Kerala.

It is one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in India. The waterfall cascades down from a height of approximately 80 feet (24 meters) and spans the width of the Chalakudy River, creating a breathtaking spectacle of rushing water surrounded by lush greenery.

bird eye's view of the athirappilly falls in the valley

The sheer power and beauty of the falls make it a popular tourist destination.

It has been a popular filming location for Indian and international movies. Its stunning natural beauty has attracted filmmakers looking for picturesque settings for their productions.

UNESCO Heritage Site

The area around Athirappilly Falls is part of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich biodiversity. The dense tropical forests surrounding the falls are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including endemic species. It's a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

the great hornbill as spotted in the western ghat forests near athirappilly falls

The best time to visit Athirappilly Falls is during the monsoon season, from June to September. During this period, the falls are at their most majestic, with water gushing down forcefully. The surrounding forests are lush and vibrant, creating a stunning backdrop. However, due to the heavy rainfall, the area may be slippery, so visitors should exercise caution.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela

flightCochin International Airport - 45 Kilometers

directions_carKochi - 72 Kilometers via Kochi-Salem Hwy

trainChalakudy Railway Station - 30 Kilometers

water gushes down the athirappilly falls into the forest as viewed from the top of the waterfall

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