Saturday, 23 January 2016

Athirapally Waterfall, Kerala

DAY 10: ATHIRAPALLY WATERFALL & BACK TO MUMBAI

Today was the last day of our vacation and also our last day in Kerala. We started early as we had to see Athirapally Waterfall before we catch our flight (back to Mumbai) from Kochi.

And once again we were all in our car, enjoying the lush greenery of Kerala. There were times when we could feel that we were almost floating through the clouds. The feeling was very soothing.


Idukki Lake
Idukki Lake

Idukki Dam
Idukki Dam
Half way to Athirapally we found ourselves in the midst of a dense rubber plantation. Both sides of the road were full of rubber plants with a half cut coconut shell fixed at the middle of the tree for collecting rubber. The drive to Athirapally passes through winding roads, small villages and lush greenery. It is situated in the midst of a thick forest, therefore one should avoid driving here at night.

You can enjoy the waterfall from the top as well from the bottom. A paved path leads you to the top of the waterfall whereas a steep narrow path leads you to the bottom of the waterfall. Generally there are a lot of monkeys along both paths and one should be especially careful of their mobile phones, camera & video recorders. As far as possible avoid carrying water bottles or eatables in your hand. Take a break, consume your food  & water and then start again.


First View of Athirapally Waterfall
First View of Athirapally Waterfall

Athirapally Waterfall - Top View
Athirapally Waterfall - Top View

Athirapally Waterfall - Bottom View
Athirapally Waterfall - Bottom View

Athirapally Waterfall
Athirapally Waterfall
The waterfall is a panoramic, charming and gigantic. There are lot of spots for taking selfies or snaps of the waterfall. Though a little off season the waterfall was still thundering down with tremendous force.

We didn’t spend too much time at the waterfall as we had a flight to catch. We then headed to Kochi Airport from where we took a flight back to Mumbai. Kochi Airport is nearer to Athirapally than Kochi City.

In this vacation we covered everything – Backwaters of Alleppey, Beaches of Lakshadweep, Hills of Munnar, Tiger Reserve of Periyar and Waterfall at Athirapally. What else is there that a person can ask for……. Except where is our next vacation gonna be ;)

Points to remember:
  • You can combine Vazachall falls and Charpa Falls with your visit to Athirapally Waterfalls. These two waterfalls are in close vicinity.
  • Expense Details of the day:

Expense Particulars
Amount for 4 people
Amount per head
Breakfast enroute Athirapally
                                    235
                               59
Lunch at Airport
                                    400
                             100
TOTAL
                                    635
                             159