Vazhachal Waterfalls,Best Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur

Vazhachal Falls is situated in Athirappilly Panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and at the edge of the Sholayar ranges, it is just 5 km from entrance of Athirappilly Falls. It is located 36 km from Chalakudy.

This waterfall, cascading on the edge of the Sholayar forest range has been categorized as one of the finest present in India. There are several water parks and natural gardens located near to the region of the waterfall.  

The months from June to October are considered as the best seasons to visit this place because of the pleasant weather conditions. Private taxis and buses are also available that connect this place from the Chalakudy Bus Station.

The picturesque beauty of the waterfall provides an escape to those who want to leave the stressful city life behind. Unlike its more striking sister Athirappilly Waterfalls, the Vazhachal Fall look like a faster paced river than a waterfall. The Vazhachal area is known to have good riparian vegetation which is well-preserved and has a thousand varieties of living species inhabiting it.

While entering the area there is a single ticket counter that caters to all the visiting tourists to the falls. This particular region is also known as an Important Bird Area and India’s Best Elephant Conservation effort. The water levels are low usually but during the monsoons the water rises and covers the area making it look like a huge waterfall.

It is about 55 km away from Kochi by road. There are many good buses both private and government which are available from Bangalore and Kochi. The journey from Bangalore to Cochin is overnight. The waterfalls can be reached by the Chalakuddy highway, also called SH-21, in a taxi or by boarding a bus from the Chalakuddy Bus Terminal.
Cochin International Airport, about 53 km from Thrissur
Railway Station:
Chalakudy, about 30 km away

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala