Vazhachal Falls

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 15 per head.
Time Required
About 30 minutes
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Nature lovers.

Quick Info

Vazhachal falls is a scenic waterfall situated close to the famous Athirapilly Waterfalls in Thrissur. The waterfall is part of the Chalakudy river stream that flows through the Vazhachal forests. The best time to visit the Vazhachal falls is between the months of September and February, after the monsoon season ends. The nearest city, Thrissur, is about 68 km away from the Vazhachal Falls. It takes about 80 minutes to reach the Athirapilly falls from Thrissur. A short drive from Athirapilly falls will take you to Vazhachal falls.

Rankings & Ratings

A scenic waterfall surrounded with lush greenery, ideal for picnics.
Editor's Rankings

#2 in 3 Things to Do in Thrissur
#2 in 3 Sightseeing Spots in Thrissur

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Vazhachal falls is a beautiful waterfall enjoying a splendid forest backdrop. Unlike the Athirapilly Waterfalls, the Vazhachal falls is not a waterfall flowing from a great height but it is actually a river flowing downhill with a lot of speed. The place around the waterfall is ideal for picnics since it is not very overcrowded and the natural beauty is amazing. You should visit this place after the monsoon season ends.


  • Scenic falls and peaceful environment.
  • Ideal for picnic with family and friends.
  • No trekking needed.
  • Amazing forest backdrop.
  • Well-maintained by the tourism department.
  • Not overcrowded.


  • Not a very huge waterfall.
  • Dangerous to go too close to the water.
  • Can only be viewed from a distance.
  • Water flow is too strong during monsoon season.

Detailed Info

Vazhachal falls belongs to the Chalakudy river stream that flows through the Vazhachal forest division. Located 5 km away from the entrance of the famous Athirapilly Waterfalls in Thrissur, the Vazhachal falls is on the edge of the Sholayar ranges. While the Athirapilly Waterfalls is famous for its magnificent height, the Vazhachal falls attracts tourists because of its thick forest backdrop. The forest division close to the waterfalls is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. The natural beauty of the entire region makes this place worth visiting at least once.

Vazhachal falls is not a waterfall that flows from a spectacularly high place. In fact, it is just a strongly flowing river which becomes a visual treat because of the forest in the background and the huge rocks amidst the river. Since the water flows with great speed, it is dangerous to go close to it. Swimming is strictly prohibited. During the monsoon season, the river flow becomes too strong. So the best time to visit the place is after the monsoon season which ends in September. The months between September and February would be a great time. For your safety, you must always follow the guidelines of the forest officers. The entire region around the falls makes for an ideal picnic spot because of the lush greenery. You can spend some quality time with family and friends.

Moolika Vanitha Swasraya, a shop located to close to the Vazhachal falls, sells herbs, honey, herbal soaps, bamboo wall hangings and hats at a reasonable price.