The Niagara of India

Monkey at Athirapally waterfall Kerala India

Tiny monkey learning the rules of nature

With nature’s scenic backdrop this natural phenomenon is worthy of its nickname. 70 km from Cochin, Athirapally has two remarkable waterfalls, the lush green Vazhachal forest and the wildlife infused Vachumaram lake on offer.

Athirapally waterfalls the Niagara of India Kerala

Humidity and sound-filled spot – Athirapally Falls

Depends on how much you want to cover, touring around Kerala you can easily make a day trip out there but if you opt for putting down your head, Rainforest Resort is a good one with panoramic views at the falling water.

Vachachal waterfalls KeralaCaution at all times – Vazhachal Falls

The two considerable waterfalls are Vazhachal Falls and Athirapally Falls, the latter being the significant crowd puller. The 24-metre plunging water really is something worth the visit and the humidity filled trekking to the bottom of the fall. Finally when you feel the water drops on your face, you hear the robust sounds and see the mesmerizing falls from this close of a proximity some sweat and exhaustion all won’t matter anymore.

Vazhachal Falls Athirapally Kerala India

Fast moving water – Vazhachal Falls

journeyfiles recommends:

  • First visit the smaller, Vazhachal Falls, then drop your jaw at the big hit when spot Athirapally Falls. The same ticket gets you into both places.
  • Quench your thirst with tender coconut water at the entrance of the falls.

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