Treasured for its scenic beauty, Athirapally Falls is an extraordinary waterfall on the Chalakudy River, which originates from the upper extents of the Western Ghats. This 24-m-(80-ft)-high and 100-m-(330-ft)-wide natural wonder is often referred to as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’. The sound of the falling water drowns out all the noise of the outside world, which is overwhelming and tranquillising at the same time. Discover endless possibilities with captivating views of the delightful green Sholayar Peaks as you peer over the rushing flow of the falls. The cliffside park features a walkway alongside a 24-m-(80-ft)-precipice and an observation deck. To get the best view of the waterfall, move down from the mountain for about 100 m (328 ft), where the scenery is as picturesque as it gets.
The Athirapally Falls flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular scene of sparkling water, bright green jungle and chromatic sky. Without a doubt, the charm of this attraction lies in its natural beauty. With swirling jungle foliage full of therapeutic ayurvedic plants and trees all around, and wild, dense forests and tripping shores punctuated with lush stands of teak, bamboo and eucalyptus, the Anthirapally waterfall transports you to the vibrant and serene beauty of nature. Bird lovers should not miss this paradise, as this is the only place to witness all four species of the South Indian hornbill, also known as the state bird of Kerala. If you are looking for an escape from the din of city life, you will thoroughly enjoy a trip here with friends and family. But since ‘beauty lies in the eye of the beholder,’ words can only convey so much.