Athirapally and Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala situated on the Chalakudy River at the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges. They are just 5 Km away from each other. Both of them are near dense green forest ranges and it adds the beauty of the falls.
Originating from the upper reaches of the Western Ghats Athirapally the 80 feet (24-metre) high waterfall is the largest in Kerala. Because of its breath-taking beauty the falls has been a location in many Malayalam films and a few Bollywood, Tamil and Telugu films. Athirapally is about 63 km away from Thrissur.
The Vazhachal waterfall is just 5 km away from the Athirapally Water Falls is close the dense green forest and is home to many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna. This is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. Vazhachal is about 68 km away from Thrissur.