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Vazhachal Waterfalls

Vazhachal Waterfalls is around 75 kilometers from Kochi. This is located near Athirapally waterfalls which is one of the best waterfalls in India and one of the most famous tourist places in Kerala. Vazhachal has now become one of the popular weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore & Munnar. At Vazhachal waterfalls are famous for their views. In monsoon, the water flow gets strength and all the streams join together to become broader in width. The real beauty comes alive just after Monsson so if you visit this place in September – November you can experience mesmerizing beauty.

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Personal Experience

After the visit of Athirapally waterfall, it was time for yet another waterfall, The Vazhachal waterfall, which is located in the proximity of Athirapally waterfall. At vazhachal, water is not falling vertically but horizontally. Water flows down on steeply inclined rocky terrain, in the footsteps of Sholayar hills.

Vazhachal falls is an awesome place in an area of forests, where greenery and water have become a beauty to behold. Yes, only to behold, and not to step into the water. You are not allowed to step into the water and you should not try that either as the rocks are slippery and water current is enormous.

Police and guards can always be seen here to ensure safety measures are in place for pleasant Kerala waterfall experience. We spent around 1 hour her just relaxing and having our packed food. The experience was awesome. If you are visiting Athirapally, do have some time for Vazhachal.

After capturing the memories of Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfall in heart and camera we headed towards our next destination Munnar as we have to reach there same day after sightseeing on the way.

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How to reach Vazhachal Waterfalls

Vazhachal is easily accessible from all the parts of Kerala through all possible transport options. The closest airport is Kochi, the closest Railway station is Chalakudy, which is around 32 kilometers from Vazhachal.

BY AIR: The nearest airport is Kochi International airport. Vazhachal Waterfalls is around. Tourists can take a taxi or bus from Kochi to reach the destination.
BY RAIL: The nearest railway station to Vazhachal is Chalakudy, which is approximately 28 km from Vazhachal Waterfalls. From Chalakudy, it generally takes around 45 – 50 minutes to reach here.
BY ROAD: Vazhachal is well-connected with other cities of Kerala by road. It is around 75 km away from Kochi.You can take a bus both private and government to reach this place, which is connected through Chalakuddy highway, also called SH-2. You can also hire taxies or drive your own vehicle to this place.

Distance from major cities and destinations:
Chalakudy to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 32 Kilometers
Kochi to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 32 Kilometers
Thrissur to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 60 Kilometers
Munnar to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 100 Kilometers
Kottayam to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 122 Kilometers
Kozhikode to Vazhachal Waterfalls: Around 170 Kilometers

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Take water bottle with you
Do not feed Monkeys or other animals
Carry umbrella (depending on weather)
Do not get down in water

Important Note

Do not get down in water. Don’t even try.

Where to stay near Vazhachal Waterfalls

There are few good resorts near Vazhachal waterfalls. I personally stayed at Bethania Resort. It was small resort good to stay overnight. Below are some other options available:
Rainforest Resort
Kandamkulathy Ayursoukhyam Ayurvedic Resort
Vazhachal Green Trees
Ambady Resort

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Language Spoken

People here can speak Malayalam, Hindi & English.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Vazhachal waterfalls is after monsoon from September to January.

Other Attractions near Vazhachal Waterfalls

Athirapally Waterfalls – around 3 KM from Vazhachal Falls.
Charpa Waterfalls – around 2.5 KM from Vazhachal Falls.
Thumboormuzhi Dam and Garden – around 12.5 KM from Vazhachal Falls.
Chalakudy River
Sholayar Dam – around 31 KM from Vazhachal waterfalls
Munnar – around 120 Km from Vazhachal waterfalls


Below are some photographs that we have taken at Vazhachal Waterfalls during our visit.

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