thetraveltechies.com | Travel Techies | Malayalam Vlog | Travel | Tech | Food | Starting from Munnar we directly headed towards the Athirappally(Athirappilly) Water Falls in Vazhchal located at Chalakudy in Thrissur. Athirappilly water falls is famous for shooting and is a good place for outing with family where you can enjoyt the glimpse of the water fall, trek and have bath in the shallow water.
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Athirapally(Athirappilly) water falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and often known as Niagara of India. The place has become the shooting location of multiple movies. The view from the top is mesmerizing. The view at the bottom where the water falls down and sprinkles water on your face, after trekking around 400m down through the forest like area, is one that should not be missed.
We chose the location since it is around 5.5 hours drive from Munnar. We started from Munnar and around 11 am and due to heavy traffic near Munnar due to road tarring, we managed to reach Athirapally in around 6 hours 30 minutes even after taking a break for lunch.
The view of the dense forest on the other bank of the waterfall/river is very greenish to eyes. You can also have bath in the river as it is very clean. Just be on the safer area.
There are lot of street shopping options and road side small restaurants.
Entry ticket costs 40 per person as of now and for a car it costs 20.
Athirappilly Falls, is situated in Athirappilly Panchayat in Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur District in Kerala, India on the Chalakudy River, which originates from the upper reaches of the Western Ghats at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges. It is the largest waterfall in Kerala, which stands tall at 80 feet.
There is another waterfall on the way from Athirappilly to Vazhachal Falls, in close proximity to the road, which is locally called “Charpa Falls”. Athirappilly Falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is nicknamed “The Niagara of India”.
The 145 kilometres (90 mi) long Chalakudy River, originates in the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats and flows through the Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea. The river initially runs smoothly but becomes more turbulent as it nears Athirapilly. At Athirappilly Falls, the water surges around big rocks and cascades down in three separate plumes. Below the falls, the river remains turbulent for about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) until it reaches Kannamkuzhi. Then it calms and flows smoothly until reaching the dam at Thumburmuzhi.
Some of the major films with scenes around the falls (Courtesy Wiki)
Scenes and a song from Baahubali, India’s biggest motion picture
Adada Mazhaida from Paiyaa
The song from Kannathil Muthamittal
The song “Kurukku Siruthavale” from Mudhalvan
The song “Sunta hai tera khuda” from Pukar
The song “Achi lagti ho” from Kuch Naa Kaho
Songs from Saaya (2003)
A scene from Madras Cafe
A few scenes in the Hindi movie Agyaat
A scene from the Tamil movie Villu
A scene from the Tamil movie Vettaikaaran (2009 film)
The song “Rosappoo chinna rosappoo” from Suryavamsam
“Arjuna Arjuna” in the movie Aei
The song “Baarish” and climax scenes from Yaariyan (2014)
The song “Oru kannil vegam” from Samar (2013)
The song “Oh kamini” and a scene from Rang Rasiya
The Telugu movie Brindavanam (2010)
The song “Egire Mabbullona” from Happy (2006), Telugu and Malayalam
The song “Ayyo Ayyo Dhanayya” from Ready (2008)
Scenes from the Tamil movie Alex Pandian
The song “Aaayi re aayi re khushi” from Khushi (2003, Hindi), starring Kareena Kapoor
The title song of the Hindi movie Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne
The song “Vaana Chinukulu” from the Telugu movie Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
The English movie Before the Rains (2007)
The English movie Pirate’s Blood (2008)
Scenes from the Malayalam movie Cousins
The Tamil movie Puli (2015)
“Rock On Bro”, a song from Janatha Garage (2016, Telugu)
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