Finally we drove to one of the most iconic spot of kerala - Athirapally falls. Situated in chalakudy district this 80ft tall waterfall ranks 1 st in most visited locations in kerala. It will flow from its peak during monsoon.
Located on the Chalakudy river, the magnificent Athirappilly is the largest waterfall in Kerala, nicknamed 'The Niagara of India'. It is arguably India's best waterfall, and one of our personal favourites. It is 80 feet high, and the thunderous roar of the falls can be heard far far away. Mani Ratnam has shot quite a few movies and song sequences here, from Dil Se, Raavan, Guru etc. Recently, the location was also used in the movie Bahubali. The spray is so strong that one gets drenched even when you are standing forty-fifty feet away from the falls.
We rented a car from ‘Mychoicez’ and set our journey from Bangalore, a little after midnight on a Saturday. Our first destination was Athirapilly falls, which is the largest waterfall in Kerala and also has gained fame for being the backdrop in many movie sequence like adada mazhada song from the movie paiya, jiya jale from dil se, the lingham scene from Bahubali pt.1,to list a few. We opted to be on road after sun down for most of this trip because of the hot-humid-sun. It was an 8-9hr drive which wouldn't have been pleasing without chill hop and deep house playlists. We took the blr-Hosur-Salem-Erode-Coimbatore-Palakkad-Thrissur-Athirapilly course. The roads up until Coimbatore are the regular smooth four lanes NH, but once you enter Palakkad there were a great deal of ‘under construction’ roads which slowed us down. In the Chalakudy area, along the country roads, you can spot several huge bungalows of the local residents and humongous churches which looks right out of the movie set, and is a sight for our sleep deprived sore eyes.
रावण फिल्म चाहे ज्यादा लोगों ने नहीं देखि पर इस फिल्म का गाना 'बहने दे' तो आपको याद ही होगा। ये दृश्य केरला स्तिथ अथिरापल्ली जलप्रपात में फिल्माया गया है । कई लोग इस फिल्म में दिखाई गयी केरल की सुंदरता के बारे में बात करते नहीं थकते। वो गहरे रंग के हरे भरे जंगल और मानसून में छल छल बहते झरने, सच में केरल जैसी कोई जगह नहीं है।
Athirapilly Falls is one of the largest falls in India and is located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Athirapilly falls shows its best face during the monsoons (June-July). Here is our monsoon visit to Athirappilly.To visit Athirapilly Aluva/Angamaly is the nearest railway station.