Vazhachal waterfalls- Athirapalli tourism
The Vazhachal waterfalls is found in the south-western coast of the India in the district of Thrissur in the state of Kerala. It is a decent falls near Athirapally. You can visit the place anytime as the region is not so much crowded and the roadway from Athirapally to Vazhachal is very beautiful with picturesque sceneries. It is located at a distance of 5 kilometres from Kochi and is fast flowing falls originated from the river Calakudi. The locality is very clean and you can find herbal garden on the way that houses some medicinal plants.
About Vazhachal waterfalls
This place is a family favourite due to greeneries all around the falls with varieties of endemic species. This place is the only surviving place for the endangered species of hornbill. Many vibrant and rare species of birds can be spotted y bird lovers. There are arrangement made by the DTPC like restaurants, snack bar, bathing ghat, parking areas, washrooms, Chinese pavilion and many more facilities. You must be careful to climb up the slippery rocks as the zone is dangerous. It is not recommended to visit the falls after evening. The location is very neat and clean and it is well maintained by the forest department. It feels awesome to walk along the flowing river. The place is really majestic with a natural feeling environment.
The nearby attraction Athirapally is a popular one and you need to get entry tickets from Athirapally that includes Vazhachal sightseeing too. The Vazhachal waterfall is located near Kerala’s most stunning waterfall, most famous as well as the largest waterfall with a height of over 80 feet, the Athirapalli falls. Both the waterfalls in Sholayar forest are 5 kilometres apart from each other. The water ripple of Vazhachal falls is an astonishing one due to high speed current. The falls with misty waters running down in the background of the green forest and rocky terrains would provide you an incredible refreshing experience. There are two views of the waterfalls, from top and from bottom. It is better not to get under the waterfalls because the place is quite dangerous due to high currents.
Places of interest in Vazhachal waterfalls
Vazhachal waterfalls is one of the best tourist attractions in Kerala and provides a unique experience to spend time with nature. You can come across rich flora and fauna of the region’s ecotourism. Apart from Athirapilly falls the other places of interests are Butterfly garden, Kauthukapark and Thumboormuzhy Dam. The region also covers an area of 40 km thick dense forests, tea gardens and lofty peaks. On the driving way to the waterfall you can watch various breathtaking greeneries. The place is an ideal place for spending quality time away from the hassle of city life. It is best during monsoon from June to October that adds more gushing water to Vazhachal waterfalls.
Jungle safari is managed on daily basis by Athirapiily Destination Management Council and Thrissur District Tourism Council. The safari is organised from Chalakudy to Malakkappara. The country’s best efforts to conserve elephants could be seen here. The safari takes a time of one to two hours for making you visit the jungle and watching the wildlife there. There are benches around the Vazhachal waterfall where you can sit and spend your ample time. The view of Vazhachal waterfalls is so eye catching that you can spend hours sitting there. Though there s no rigid timings yet you are recommended to visit there at the day time.
Chalahudi is the nearest railway station located 30 km from the spot and the nearest airport is Cochin airport which is 50 km from Thrissur. Public autos are available to the spot and private cars can also be used to reach the place.
Where to stay
There are many suitable and comfortable hotels nearby the tourist location with good amenities and helping service. Among the number of hotels, the popular ones are Rain forest resort, hotel Ceaser palace, Hydel Palace and hotel Roshan. The hotel authority is very serving and you can get information and services to nearby sightseeing from their side. If you want they can arrange cab facilities to nearby railway station or airport.