Escape the hustle and bustle this weekend through a relaxing getaway, exploring a beautiful waterfall. Kappimala waterfalls in Kannur, which is around 32 km away from Taliparamba can be a perfect spot for you if you like mini treks, splashing around in the waters, engaging in some adventure walks, and spending your 'me time' with nature. The fall, which is in a green and rustic Alakkode, originates in the nearby Paithalmala. Local people also call it Vaithalkundu Waterfalls as well.
You can travel to the spot on two-wheelers or four-wheelers. The majestic St Mary's Forane Church, on the bank of Alakkode River, is a popular stopping point for many, on the way to Kappimala. The waterfalls will be visible from a distance itself, as you drive to the area. Once you reach the starting point, you can park your vehicle and trek up, through a private property. Flanked by banana plantations and interspersed with a chilly breeze, the walk can be quite relaxing, though the road can challenge aged tourists and those with difficulties walking.
Upon reaching the fall, you can enjoy the water spraying down from a towering hill, splash around in the natural pool below, or just capture it all in your cam, in true-blue GenZ style! Plastic and food items aren't encouraged in the region as there is an adjacent forest. October to March is the best season to explore Kappimala.
The top station
Some of the tourists also undertake an extremely risky climb onto the top station of the waterfall, via an adjacent, rocky road. However, tourists should be aware that they have to be responsible for their safety if they undertake the trek up, and local people generally urge you to not undertake the same.
How to reach
Alakode is 52 kms from Kannur Town via NH 66.