The picturesque Athirappilly waterfalls in Thrissur district is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from across the world. Scores of travellers, both domestic and foreign, come to see the pristine waterfalls in all its glory, especially during the monsoon season. There is a marked spike in tourist footfall at Athirappilly after this popular spot found a place in many popular films, including the visually stunning 'Baahubali.'
Actress Aima Rosmy has posted an impressive picture, taken from the Rainforest Hotel, from her trip to Athirappilly on Instagram. The luxurious boutique hotel is spread across 7 acres of natural beauty amidst the rain forests. The tourists can have memorable moments at the facility including a peep into the forest, and they can also satisfy their palate with mouth-watering traditional cuisine. Moreover, one can spot wild animals while cycling and also indulge in bird watching.
Another attraction in the vicinity is the Vazhachal waterfall, which is 5 km from Athirappilly. On the way to Athirappilly, which is on the Chalakudy-Valappara road, one can also visit Peringalkuttu Dam and the Charpa Waterfalls, where water flows only during the monsoon season. Other popular tourist stopovers are the Chimmini wildlife sanctuary, Vilangan Hills, and the Marottichal waterfall, which is situated 4 km inside the forest.
The Athirappilly waterfall is 60 km and 30 km from Thrissur and Chalakudy respectively. Conveyance is easily available from Kochi international airport, the nearest airport.