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Anthirampally (athirappilly) : Overview
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Area Size :  489 Sq. Km.   Population :  9,216 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Malayalam, English, Tamil, Hindi  
Waterfall > Anthirampally (athirappilly)

The Athirapilly waterfalls are situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and founa are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area. This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. The Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. This valuable natural world is already degraded by mining and hydro electric projects.

Athirappilly is popular among tourists. Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Another popular waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls. Athirappilly Falls is a part of Chalakudy river and it is approximately 80 feet in height. Athirappilly is easily reachable from Chalakudy by taking a vehicle for rent or by bus from the Chalakudy private bus terminal.

Proper precautions are taken on site to prevent mishaps while swimming and a police camp is always positioned there. Athirappilly is situated on SH-21 highway connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala, night driving is not advised.


September to February

Athirapally By Air

The closest airport is also located at Cochin. This is situated around 63 km from the waterfall. Taxis and prepaid taxis are the best option to reach the place from the airport.

Athirapally By Train

Chalakudy is the closest railway station and there are a few trains that pass through this place. The best option is to arrive at Cochin through train and take a taxi from the station. Cochin is situated around 70 km from the place and there are frequent trains from most parts of the state. Trains are the most comfortable option as well. Taxis from the station cost around Rs 1000.

Athirapally By Bus

A few state buses are available to the town of Chalakudy from Cochin. This is a cheap option and since the distance is short, bus journeys are bearable. They might not be comfortable.

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