Vazhachal Falls in Thrissur, family favorite destination


The waterfalls became famous for not just their view but the endemic species found in the surrounding dense forests.

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Vazhachal Falls is a must-visit destination if one is in Thrissur. A popular tourist attraction just like its neighbor the majestic Athirappilly Falls, Vazhachal also lies in the Athirappilly panchayat. Vazhachal Falls is 5 km from Athirappilly. The Chalakudy river meets Vazhachal from its place of origin in the Anamudi ranges. A permit is required from the Kerala Forest check post which opens at 6 am to enter the area of Vazhachal Falls. If you have purchased a ticket at Athirappilly Falls that should suffice. Vazhachal Falls is located towards the end of the Sholayar ranges, coursing through the midst of the lush green forests on either side. At 390 feet, the sight is captivating, to say the least. The Western Ghats are on display in their magnificent beauty and might as the falls adorn them in a slanting gush of water. The areas surrounding the falls are calmer and so make for ideal picnic spots. Visitors are warned to avoid walking through the water as the rocks are slippery and any accidents can be dangerous, to say the least. Forest guards stand vigil around the area. Bird watchers can never get enough of the winged inhabitants of the region which is also known for its endemic species. The monsoon or cooler months from June to September are ideal to visit the falls as they flow at their highest intensity. It is an experience that onlookers will find humbling and thrilling all at the same time.


  • Railway station: Chalakudy railway station, 30 km away
  • Flight: Cochin International Airport, 40 km away
  • Timings: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Activities: Trekking, Picnic