Waterfalls in Kochi
Waterfalls in Kochi 1

There’s something about a waterfall that makes you wonder about the impressive power and beauty of nature! Waterfalls in Kochi with the soothing sounds of rushing streams, the mesmerising tumble of water into a calm pool below, the ethereal veil of mist. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Kochi boasts of some of the most bewitching waterfalls in Kerala at reachable distances by car. The world-famous waterfalls in Kochi like Athirapally, Vazhachal, Areekkal & Charpa waterfalls with their waters shimmering & falling, breaking into a thousand shards of spray are a real treat to the eyes. These splendid waterfalls in Kochi are world renowned tourism hotspots as people from around the world come to watch the glistening waters cascading down the green facade.  These stunning waterfalls are also the favourite sites for day outings and picnics for local people as well.

Here’s a glimpse through the charming waterfalls in Kochi

Athirapally Falls

Athirapally Falls
Athirapally Falls, Image Credits: flikr @arawatclicks

A singular, super-steep Athirapally waterfall amazes you with its roaring cascade of frothy waters that wind down the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats. Often called the “Niagara Falls of India, this wonder of nature 80 ft high and 330 ft wide, is the largest waterfall in Kerala. The stupendous Athirapally falls join forces with the Chalakudy river & the waters glide through the rampant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a tantalising panorama of sparkling waters, greenery of the jungle and bright blue skies. 

The irresistible beauty of the Athirapally Waterfalls has attracted many filmmakers. The shooting of many South Indian & North Indian movies has taken place in the beautiful setting of the Athirapally waterfalls. The magnum opus Bahubhali was shot in these scenic locales of Athirapally. The jungles near Athirapally falls are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and the endangered species of birds like Hornbill are seen here. A must see for nature lovers!

Location

The Athirapally Waterfalls is located at the height of 1000 ft above sea level at the border of Ernakulam, Thrissur districts, 70 km from Kochi. To reach the falls you need to get down the mountain for about 100 meters.

Getting there

By Air: Cochin International Airport to Athirapally waterfalls distance is 63 Km.  There are Taxis from the Cochin Airport to take you to the Athirapally Falls.

By Train: The closest Railway stations – Chalakudy and Angamaly. You can also get down at Aluva or Ernakulam Stations & take a Taxi to reach here. 

By Road: All major buses ply through the towns of Chalakudy, Aluva & Angamaly. You can engage Taxis from Kochi to Athirapally falls as per your convenience from these towns.  

Athirapally Waterfalls Timings: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Entry Fee: Rs.15. Entry pass from the Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department.

Best Time to Visit: June to October

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Vazhachal Waterfalls

Vazhachal waterfalls beautiful tourist destination in Kerala

A fantastic waterfall in Kochi that amazes you with its ethereal beauty! A great site for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts & nature lovers, the Vazhachal Falls nestled amid the green foliage of the Sholayar Ranges is one of the most sought-after waterfalls in Kochi. The River Chalakudy divides out in three branches during its course on the rocky terrain & resumes its flow surrounding the small islands formed by the dense forests. The three branches garner momentum on their downward direction and plummet to the rocky bed of the river, which is a beautiful sight to watch! 

Location

The Vazhachal waterfalls is located at 60 km from Thrissur & 5 km from Athirapally Falls.

Getting there

By Air: The nearest airport – Cochin International Airport 68 Km away.  There are Taxis from the Airport to take you to the Vazhachal Falls. 

By Train: The nearest Railway stations – Chalakudy 30 km away 

By Road: Vazhachal waterfalls is well connected to the towns of Thrissur, Chalakudy, Aluva & Angamaly. You can engage Taxis to reach the falls from these towns.  

Visiting Time: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Vazhachal waterfalls Entry Fee: Rs.15. Entry pass from the Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department

Best time to Visit: Monsoon & winter 

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Areekkal Waterfalls

Areekkal Waterfalls near Kochi
Photo credits: Geo George

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kochi nestled amidst Rubber plantations in a most picturesque setting of miles of greenery! A great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and enjoy the serenity of nature. The silvery shimmering water cascading down from around 100 feet with forest and rubber plantations in the background is a magnificent sight to behold! Tourists from different parts of the world visit these falls, and it is a popular tourist spot in the city. 

Location

Areekkal waterfalls is situated at Piramadom, 35 km from Kochi at the Pampakuda panchayat in the Piravom-Muvattupuzha route.

Getting there

By Air: The nearest airport – Cochin International Airport is 40 Km away.  There are Taxis from the Airport to take you to the Areekkal Falls. 

By Train: The nearest Railway station – Chalakudy 30 km away 

By Road: Areekkal waterfalls is well connected to the towns of Thrissur, Chalakudy, Aluva & Angamaly. You can engage Taxis to reach the falls from these towns.  

Areekkal waterfalls Visiting Time: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Entry Fee: Rs.15. Entry pass from the Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department

Best time to Visit: Monsoon & winter 

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Charpa Waterfalls

Photo from View Point at Charpa Waterfalls
Photo credits: Unnikannan

A magnificent waterfall right on the highway is something you find very rare! The Charpa Falls, one of the enchantingly beautiful waterfalls in Kochi lies very near to the Athirappilly waterfalls.  The River Chalakudy falls down 70 feet near the roadside. There is a bridge there to view the beauty of the falls. The Charpa falls so close that the water sprinkles on our body as we stand on the bridge. A must visit the small, beautiful waterfall in Kochi & a great place to freshen up your mind, body & soul!

Location

Charpa waterfalls is situated in Athirappilly panchayath in Thrissur district of Kerala. Approx 2-3 km from the Athirapally waterfalls. The Charpa waterfalls lie in between the more famous Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls.

Getting there

By Air: The nearest airport – Cochin International Airport is 63 Km away.  There are Taxis from the Airport to take you to the Areekkal Falls. 

By Train: The nearest Railway station – Chalakudy 30 km away 

By Road: Charpa waterfalls is well connected to the towns of Thrissur, Chalakudy, Aluva & Angamaly. You can engage Taxis to reach the falls from these towns.  

Visiting Time: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Entry Fee:  Rs.15. Entry pass from the Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department.

Best time to Visit: Monsoon & winter 

God’s own country, Kerala is a treasure trove of natural beauty! The magical gurgling streams, cascading waterfalls of Kochi make it a favourite tourist destination. Take time out to visit these famous waterfalls of Kochi for a holiday to remember!

Also Read: Athirappilly Vazhachal Waterfalls

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