Athirapally Falls

Also known as Chalakudi or Punnagai Mannan Falls.

Visited - Nov 2013
One of the best and literally immersive experiences I have had. If you are a waterfalls lover, this is one place not to miss. This is a destination I craved to be at since getting to know about it in the movie 'Punnagai Mannan'. 27 years after the movie was made, it was amazing to be there. Despite the falls view and effect anywhere I turned, I left wanting for more. Simply beautiful experience!

At Sunset, Dusk and Dusk+


Base Views - Feel the force!


Distant Views - See the Force!


I also found this place and surrounding very environment friendly. Many boards found like this with messages and bins to do your part.
By Train - Chalakudy is the nearest station The falls is less than 35Kms from the station

By Air - Cochin is the nearest airport Roughly 40Kms/1.5Hours from the falls

Cab operators have pickup/drop services from both locations

For a falls crazy person like me, Athirapally is all there is to see! But, I gave in and did get to 2 other waterfalls - Charpa and Vazhachal falls.

Charpa was a OK experience. Since it is not that hard to get to and is enroute to Vazhachal, you might as well make a stop.

Vazhachal on the other hand was quite impressive. The flow and patterns of the water and rocks was definitely worth the visit.

I did not want to waste any more time away from Athirappally, but caught sight of this board that might give you more ideas on planning your trip.

Take in the falls with all 5 senses and more, at all times!

You can go to the top of the falls and as well as the base of the falls. Amazing views and variety of experiences. Can also get into the water depending on water levels.

Simply wonderful accommodation at the falls! Rainforest is the place to be, with views all around.


Know before your go:

Athirapally is a small town with not much outside of your hotel and the falls itself.

Go there for the falls and falls alone.

Trek with a guide. Is is a vast forest area.

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