Top 4 places to visit near Athirapally Waterfalls

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3rd Aug 2018

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Athirapally waterfalls is one of the biggest waterfalls in India standing at a height of 82 feet. This post is all about places near Athirapally waterfalls which you should not miss.

Athirapally falls is situated in Thrissur district, Kerala within a distance of 31kms from Chalakudy town. The spectacular falls is a treat on its own, but there are a few other attractions you can visit while at Athirapally.

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1.Vazhachal Waterfalls

The Vazhachal waterfalls originate from the Chalakudy river and is just 5 km from Athirapally falls. The milky white falls are a beautiful sight at an elevation of 390 feet.

You can use the same ticket purchased from Athirapally falls to enter the Vazhachal Falls.

The drive from Athirapally to Vazhachal falls is mostly through forest area making it even more memorable. Its the last check post towards Malakappara-Tamil Nadu.

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A distant view of the Vazhachal Falls
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Milky white waterfall which slides across the rocks

2.Thumboormuzhi Dam and Hanging bridge

The Tumboormuzhi dam is situated at 16 km from Chalakudy and 14 km before Athirapally Falls. It is maintained as a beautiful garden with a check dam and a butterfly garden.

The check dam is mainly used for irrigation purpose in Chalakudy area. You can visit the hanging bridge which is the main attraction at Thumboormuzhi.

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Chalakudy river flowing towards Thumboormuzhi check dam
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A view of check dam used for irrigation purpose
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The hanging bridge across the river is main attraction here

3. Sholayar Penstock Pipe View Point (Poringalkuthu Hydroelectric power station)

The Penstock Pipes are the part of the Sholayar Hydroelectric project situated at Poringalkuthu power station.

Even though it is not promoted as a tourist destination, you can still catch an awesome view! This viewpoint is located 20 km after Vazhachal falls towards Malakappara.

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This view from the bridge is breath taking

This spot requires a drive through the forest area and hence a permit from the Forest check post at Vazhachal falls.

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The drive through the dense western ghats

4. Charpa Waterfalls

The Charpa falls is located 2 km from the Athirapally waterfalls and is located in between Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls. During monsoon season, the falls are seen at its best and often pouring on to the roads.

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Charpa falls, A view from the road

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