Athirapally Falls, truly the Niagra of India


KOCHI 
The Athirapally Falls situated near Kochi, are rightly called the Niagara of India… 

Situated around 55km northeast of the Kochi Airport, as you embark on the journey to Athirapally Falls, you realise that even the road down to the sight is breathtaking! Snake roads filled with an amazing range of flora and fauna – rubber trees, palm trees, coconut trees and small streams running amidst them, you realise that almost all roads in Kerala are scenic and make the drive even more interesting. 

Approximately 80 feet high, being a part of the Chalakudy River, the entrance to the falls is steep and is a 2 km trek to the Athirapally Falls. As you walk higher and higher, the forest area is quiet and you can hear different types of birds singing and recognise each bird from its voice. During monsoon, the trek turns slippery and is filled with little frogs jumping here and there. Walk around 15 minutes and you can hear the gigantic voice of the falls and lo! As you climb up, you can see the river flowing past huge rocks and trees. The falls are so huge that for a minute you can’t believe that they can be so huge. You also thank yourself, that the trek is worth it as you again go down towards the falls. You find little children bathing in the river and a few steps ahead and the water goes down! 

Full report here Times of India

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