Location of Athirappilly
Athirappilly is located 60 kilometres from Thrissur city, 70 km northeast of Kochi city, 55 km northeast of Cochin International Airport, and 30 km from Chalakudy town.
Tourism in Athirappilly
Athirappilly is popular among tourists. Athirappilly is famous for the waterfall, which has the tourist’s prominence. Athirappilly Falls is situated 1000 feet above sea level on the Chalakudy River, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India.
Eco Tourism in Athirappilly
The Western Ghats Mountain Range in India is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. This valuable natural world is already degraded by mining and hydro electric projects. The environmentalists claim that Athirapally is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala.
Athirappilly as a Bird’s Heaven
The International Bird Association has declared it an "Important Bird Area" and the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation has recommended that the area should be declared a sanctuary or a national park.
Athirappilly Falls and its Beauty
Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Another popular waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls. Athirappilly Falls is a part of Chalakudy River and it is approximately 80 feet in height. Athirappilly is easily reachable from Chalakudy by taking a vehicle for rent or by bus from the Chalakudy private bus terminal.
Jungle Safari in Athirappilly
There are daily jungle safari trips are organized by Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council with Athirappilly Destination Management Council from Chalakudy to Malakkappara. It is the most attractive wildlife watch and Ecotourism Junle safari through the evergreen forest of Sholayar ranges of Western Ghats - Kerala. It is also the most beautiful Jungle Safari watching Wildlife in the entire Kerala and is about 90 Kms across the rain forests of Sholayar ranges.
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