Athirapilly Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi (Cochin). It is located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Athirapilly Falls is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. The Athirapally Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet. A tranquil and much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life.
Barely 5 km away is another family favourite, Vazhachal Waterfalls. Endemic species found in the surrounding dense forests make this spot famous. Researchers have found four endangered species of the Hornbill here. Ornithologists attach great significance to this location and bird watchers can come across many rare and vibrant species in these parts. However the soothing sounds take you to some of natures most relaxing places - the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapilly and Vazhachal.
The charm of the Athirapilly and Vazhachal nature cannot described by words. It starts calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees. Also these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque'.
Silver Storm Water Theme Park in Athirapilly is one among the central water theme park of Kerala. It is one of the best eco-friendly parks in India. Snow Park is a recent addition to this decade-old water park. It is a fantastic blend of nature with adventure. All the age category of visitors can have a wonderful time there.
Ezhattumugham is another attraction which is near to Athirapilly. It is a pristine rural village also famous as Prakriti gramam. Ezhattumugham, means the seven faces of a river, also called seven islets. The smaller islets of this place filled with wild shrubs, birds and squirrels, cash crops like coconut and banana . The major attractions of this place are Erumadams (treehouses). These Erumadams made of wood, bamboo, coir etc. on top of trees . The beauty of greenery at the banks of the river is one of the best delights for nature lovers.
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