Thusharagiri WaterFalls

Thusharagiri waterfalls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thusharagiri Falls
Thusharagiri Falls (Photo credit: dhruvaraj)

Thusharagiri WaterFalls is located near to Kodencherry town near Thamarassery in Kozhikode District of Kerala State, India. Thusharagiri WaterFalls has an important place in Kerala tourism map.
Thusharagiri means ‘snow capped or Misty Mountain’ in the local language; Malayalam.

Thusharagiri Falls  is the meeting point of two streams from Western ghats and they form Chalippuzha River from this point. The river diverges into 3 waterfalls resulting in a snow filled spray; thus getting its name Thusharagiri.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls offers trekking and rock-climbing through the river path and waterfalls.

There is a crocodile farm run by the Kerala state forest department near to the Thusharagiri Waterfalls.

How do I Go to Thusharagiri WaterFalls?

Thusharagiri WaterFalls is at a distance of around 11 kilometers from Kodencherry town. Thamarassery town (and the scenic Thamarassery churam on the Kozhikode – Mysore National Highway 212, via Wayanad) is at a distance of around 17 kilometers from Thusharagiri falls. Kozhikode (Calicut) town is at around 50 kilometers from the beautiful waterfalls of Thusharagiri.

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Visit the Niagara of India – Aathirapally Falls

Athirapally Waterfalls, on Chalakudy River, is one of the beautiful water falls in India. It is situated in Kerala state. This falls is situated in Thrissur District of Kerala ans is known as “The Niagara of India”.

Niagara of India, AthirapallyAathirapally Falls.

Chalakudy river originates in Anamudi mountains, highest peak in south India, situated in Idukki district. Anamudi is part of the Western Ghats, which is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Athirapally falls, Water surges around massive rocks near the falls and then cascades down as three. The fall looks like Niagara falls.

Tourists can reach the top as well as the bottom of the Indian Niagara falls through the thick bamboo forests. Monsoon season, i.e. June to September, is the ideal time to visit the Niagara of India. You can find more information on Kerala Tourism website

Another major waterfall on the same Chalakudy river, Vazhachal waterfalls, is at a distance of 5 kilometers away from Athirapally water falls.

How Do I Go to the Niagara of India, Athirapally Falls?

Athirapally, Indian Niagara falls, is well connected by road, train and air or even by ship. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport at 55 kilometers away. Chalakudi railway station on Palakkad – Ernakulam route is the nearest railway station at around 30 Kilometers away.

Taxi and bus services are also available from Chalakudy town. You need to buy entry tickets at the ticket counter, near the falls. Ticket counter opens at 8 am.

Cochin, the nearest shipyard, is around 55 kilometers away.

Is Accommodation Available Near to Athirapally Falls?

Staying facilities are available at nearby town of Chalakkudi (a small town), or at Thrissur alias Trichur (nearby city), or at Ernakulam alias Kochi (the largest city in the state of Kerala).

‘Plantation Valley” is a farm resort situated 32 kilometers east of Chalakudy (near to Vazhachal falls also) from ‘The Plantation Corporation of Kerala Ltd’, a Plantation company established by the Government of Kerala. ‘Rainforest’ and ‘Riverok Villas’ are some of the Athirapally resorts near to the Athirapally falls in private sector.

Indian Niagara falls in God’s Own Country, Kerala beacons you! Are you going to this falls?