Athirapally village is famous with its majestic waterfalls. This evergreen village is a haven for nature lovers who want to soak in beauty and tranquility. It was a deep forest until some parts of village was granted to ex-military families by government in 1959 and they were the first occupants in this area after tribes. Athirappilly comes under Grama Panchayath with 489.00 km2 area in Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur district in Kerala, India. The Athirappilly Falls is located 1000ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats, Athirappalli is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is often one among the most important waterfalls within the state. The forest area within the range of Athirapilly-Vazhachal have many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found.
The five kilometers ride between Athirapally to Vazhachal through deep forest is interesting. Blessed by wild and refreshing beauty, it is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate at Vazhachal. Vazhachal falls is a great scenic place in an area of forests, where water furry has become a beauty to behold. While visiting athirapally, you must explore Ezhattumugham Prakriti Gramam, which lies on the banks of Periyar river deep inside of palm plantations.