Cheppara Rock Garden in Thrissur- Know more


Cheppara Rock Garden is one of the less-known tourist destinations in the Thrissur district. Situated in Thekkumkara panchayat near Wadakkanchery, Cheppara is endowed with natural beauty and is dotted with remnants of the past.

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A massive expanse of rock allures visitors with the view from the top becoming a source of curiosity for those who make their way up. To help them in the ascent to the top is a metal railing built along the rockface. The railing is a great blessing as it makes the climb less intimidating. People of all ages can be seen walking up the rockface using the handrail. Stone benches have been built for a short rest after reaching the top. Green lush views of treetops amidst dense forest are what await. A cave on the top called Muniyara is where hermits sought out to meditate in the past. A large water body can be seen too. Rock climbing and rappelling are sought out by adventure tourists here. The remains of megalith structures such as dolmens have long amused visitors here. Covering an expanse of 500m, the rockface is along the Thrissur-Athani-Poomala-Cheppara route. The rockface provides a breathtaking view of the sunset. Not frequented by travelers, Cheppara is a little-known destination about 20 km from Thrissur. High winds prevail in the area owing to its altitude which makes it a thrilling outing by itself. A parking facility is available and there is a small make-shift store near the rockface where one can have a snack or buy water.


  • Railway station: Thrissur railway station, 18 km away
  • Flight: Cochin International Airport, 62 km away
  • Timings: Not specified
  • Activities: Rock climbing, Rappelling