Besides its famous backwaters, the South Indian state of Kerala is also known for some beautiful waterfalls set in the tranquil backdrop of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. On this day trip from Kochi, visit two of the most famous waterfalls of Kerala - the Athirapilly and the Vazhachal Falls. The dense forests of the region are also home to elephants and numerous species of birds.
Highlights • Athirapilly Falls • Vazhachal Falls • Flora and fauna of the region
02 bottles of mineral water per person
Entry/Admission - Athirappilly Falls
Entry/Admission - Vazhachal Waterfalls
Local English speaking guide
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What to Expect
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Stop At: Athirappilly Falls, Athirappilly 680721 India
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Kochi for the 2-hour drive to Athirapilly Falls. As you approach the waterfall, keep a lookout for any wild elephants in the vicinity. They are part of the fauna here.
The Athirapilly waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Kerala. It drops down a height of 80 feet in several parallel streams and joins the River Chalakudy. The waterfall surges around big rocks before cascading down to the river. Such is the force of the waterfall that the turbulence of the water continues for nearly a mile as the river winds its way to the nearby dam of Thumburmuzhi. During the monsoon season, the waterfall is at its mightiest and most impressive.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Vazhachal Waterfalls, Athirappilly Panchayath, Thrissur India
Just 3 miles away, at the entrance of the Sholayar forest ranges lies the equally beautiful Vazhachal waterfall. The forest around the waterfall is home to a large number of bird species. It is the only place in India where four endangered species of Hornbills are found living together. For the more adventurous, there is also a hiking trail down the mountain to the base of the waterfall.
Afterwards stop at a nearby restaurant for lunch (own expense). After lunch you will be driven back to Kochi and dropped off at your hotel.