Kerala, God's own country is blessed with a fantastic group of tourist spots. In this article, we are going to see the highlighting features of Athirappily waterfalls and nearby areas. Athirappily is one among the top destinations among scenic spots in Kerala. Athirappily waterfalls situated in Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur had attracted thousands of tourists from all over the world. It is located near popular Vazhachal forest division and Sholayar ranges.
Apart from Sholayar waterfalls, another waterfall located near Athirappally waterfalls is Charpa Falls. As per research, Athirappily waterfall is considered to be as the largest waterfall in Kerala. You can also see here a state proposed hydroelectric dam on Chalakudy River above falls.
What makes Athirappily waterfalls so special? This query is quite common from people. Chalakkudy River really originates from Anamudi Mountains of Western Ghats. Water goes around rocks and cascades down in three plumes here. You can see the turbulent water for about one kilometer from falls. Till Kannamkuzhi, river remains turbulent. After Kannamkuzhi, river remains calms and smooth till Thumburmuzhi.
Amazing wildlife is a peculiarity of Athirappily waterfalls. Animals seen in this wildlife include tiger, leopard, bison, sambar and Asiatic elephant. Apart from animals, four south Indian species of hornbills is another highlighting feature of Athirappily.
Malabar pied hornbill, great hornbill, Indian grey hornbill and Malabar grey hornbill are the four types of hornbills seen here. Plantation is another exotic feature of Athirappily waterfalls. You can find here an amazing array of bamboo, teak and eucalyptus. As per studies, this area is found to be as the habitat of 85 species of fresh water fishes.
Daily jungle safari
Daily jungle safari is one among the highlighting features of Athirappily. Trips are generally organized by Thrissur district tourism promotion council. Jungle safari through evergreen forest and sholayar ranges of Western Ghats assure evergreen memories in your tour trips.
Wildlife stretches about 90 kms across the rain forests of Sholayar ranges. If you are in search of a place that highlights Kerala's flora and fauna, feel free to visit this exotic place. It can definitely provide you the view of Kerala's amazing wildlife.
Hornbill is specified as the state bird of Kerala. As said earlier, this is the only place in Kerala where you can see the great four hornbills together. So also, the place had grabbed the hearts of ornithologists across the world. This place is an apt place for all nature lovers. If you are interested in enjoying the beautiful flora and fauna of Kerala, never hesitate to choose Athirappily as your weekend destination.
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