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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Athirapally Falls - A Paradise on Earth

Athirapally water falls is a panoramic, charming and bewitching place for the tourists to relax and de-stress.Though a little off season when we visited, the falls were still thundering down with tremendous force and were fascinating to view. The crowd was thinner when we we entered Athirapally but by the time we had spent a couple of hours and we had completed our tour, crowds had swelled. Well it was a Sunday and this was only to be expected.People were still coming in hordes with toddlers in tow and babies in arms and picnic baskets full of goodies.
 To reach Athirapally (and Vazhachal) one has to first travel to Chalakudy a small town in Trissur District located around 30 Kms from Trichur on the Trichur-Ernakulam highway. From Chalakudy you need to travel around 30 Kms off highway. This is a narrow ,winding but a good well maintained road and the drive was scenic and enjoyable. You drive along the banks of the Chalakudy river(down stream) and a bit of forest area before reaching Athirapally. The pictures below are mainly pertaining to the trek to the down stream site of the falls. Pics taken at upstream will follow in the next post.
Signboard at the entrance to falls
The Bamboo Entrance gate
Walkway towards the Falls
Bamboo Bench for weary tourists
Bamboo Rest House
Green Forest Cover
Eco Shop where herbs,honey & chilled herbal drinks are sold
A Bamboo Walled Wash room with Western & Indian WC's
Walking Track leading to Downstream of Waterfall
The Magnificent View of Athirapally Falls above & below
Green Cover at Downstream of Falls - above & below
Bamboo Hut for tourists - found Locked !

36 comments:

  1. the falls are beautiful, of course, but i like all of the bamboo, too. both growing and used for huts and furniture. :)

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  2. What a beautiful forested area, and the waterfall is magnificent!
    I guess they don't really want tourists inside that bamboo hut...

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  3. what a soothing post...
    sply when its 43dgs here.....

    kerala is really beautiful...

    thanks a lot
    regards
    anu

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  4. The waterfall looks so majestic!

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  5. Wow...you have really taken us there through this post...enjoyed it!

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  6. I'm afraid , it seems the water fall has less flow. Hope it is because of summer. But I do not remember the falls like this before

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  7. Lovely and pleasing to the eye. Makes me want to go now, to escape this heat in Hyderabad!

    Lovely Bamboo walls, and Bamboo uses. Why do they not send such stuff to other states too :-)

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  8. Athirappilly is a treat for its visitors. This place looks heavely during monsoon. Nice photos.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  9. How beautiful! Those falls look so peaceful. A lovely place! I also like the sign in your first photo. The colours are nicely done and it is easy to read. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. Looks an eco-friendly place. The bamboo huts and seats are charming. I enjoy waterfalls too.

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  11. Wonderful pictures . Should visit this place .

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  12. Interesting! Love those waterfalls, which look so refreshing. I also like those colorful saris that women wear.

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  13. Namaste...
    Fabulous, wish I were there. Thanks for sharing.

    Stay blessed
    Rhapsody

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  14. Bravo, thanks for showing us. Special treatment centre, and the falls.

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  15. What a lovely place.
    The water falls are beautiful.
    Love the Bamboo Bench.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. wonderful images of a beautiful place..
    love the extensive use of bamboo

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  17. My friend Ram,
    Once again you show us beauty through your kindness. The waterfall was just so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing my friend.

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  18. I'd only heard of Athirapally falls. Now I got to see them, thanks to you. Nice pictures. I really like the look of the bamboo gate and the bamboo washroom.

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  19. wow beautiful place to be. One day hopefully and god willing will see all these places for sure.


    Bikram's

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  21. I liked the Bamboo huts, both the rest room and the hut!

    Thanks for the introduction to this place, Sir! One day I would love to visit here!

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  22. These falls are gorgeous...I like the use of bamboo.

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  23. Marvelous place to visit. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  24. A paradise it is! Wonderful photos.

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  25. Bamboo is a beautiful building material, it was interesting to see so many different things made with it. Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  26. Ola,achei belíssimo este lugar,me parece tão paradisíaco como Hawaii.As fotografias estão lindas.Meu grande abraço.

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  27. What an amazing place this must be!!

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  28. Lovely view of the falls. Beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Kerala.

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  29. Lovely pictures. The Athirappilly Falls is located in a small place called Athirappilly in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It is a majestic waterfall that is that is 78 km from Kochi. It is set at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is often nicknamed as the Niagara Falls of India. Explore more about Athirappilly Falls.

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  30. Lovely picture of the Athirappilly Falls, the largest waterfall in Kerala . Thanks for the informative post. It is nicknamed as "The Niagara of India". Its a must visit place in Kerala. Check Athirapally Falls best time to visit for more details.

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  31. Marottichal Waterfalls Kerala

    https://youtu.be/Grq_fmDgDp0

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