Placed at 60 km against the Thrissur district of Kerala, Athirapally Falls is a fantastic deluge of barmy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi elevation of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is situated at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". Against here, the Athirapally decline clearance through the verdant grass of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, generating a fantastic vista of brilliant water, emerald forests, and azure sky. When you land in Athirapally, you are greeted with the sight of charming green Sholayar Peaks peering over the rushing gush of the falls.
With a collection of beautiful Mural paintings, some of which are more than 400 years old, this gigantic 1000-year-old temple and historical structure is famous for the Nataraja Mural near the main gate.The structure till date displays its original colors without much preservation. The shrine of Vadakkumnathan is also situated there, which is apparently covered completely under ghee for centuries, without any incidence of melting. The shrines of Mahavishnu and Shankaranarayan are also located in the temple. It features one of the largest Dance Hall, called Koothambalam which depict unique Keralan architecture. It hosts traditional performances called Nangyar Koothu.
Charpa Dip is addition one of nature's satisfaction that appears the blessings of Mother Nature. Cascading down from a shot height, this fall which is a part of River Chalakkudy offers a breathtaking experience. Athirappilly Falls and Lake Vachumaram are a stone's throw away from Charpa Falls. The Charpa falls are on the road between Athirapally and Vazhachal. When we went immediately after the monsoons, they were full and impressive. Like us, all visitors to Athirapally will also see Charpa and Vazhachal. There is no payment to see Charpa as it is a roadside waterfall, after all.
This Heritage Garden lying in the heart of the city is famous for housing many rare species of flora. It is a well-manicured garden and is quite popular among locals and tourists as a picnic spot. Thrissur is observing as the adorning capital of Kerala, a charming coastal region of southwest India with a history intensively rooted in the salt trade. For an exercise in absolute serenity, schedule an overnight houseboat tour of the local backwaters. If you’re happy enough to stay in the temple festive of Pooram, you’ll experience live music performances, fireworks, shadow puppet shows and processionals of beautifully adorned elephants.
There are three shades and sitting arrangement built around is a good place to relax with friends and family. The rocky falls are really a must visit spot. Vazhachal decline is a populous picnic place. Quality time can be spent here with the family. The place is located at a distance of 60 km from Thrissur city and 5 km from Athirapilly Falls. Vazhachal decline has dense forests of Sholayar ranges enclosing. During its course on rocky terrain, River Chalakkudy gives out in three branches, which resume its flow surrounding the small islands formed by the riparian forests. This three-arm assemble energy on its downward course and plummet to the rocky bed of River Chalakkudy to reunite.
Converted into an amusement park, this once-upon-a-time private hillock is famous for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. It draws locals as well as tourists who enjoy climbing its rolling heights for morning exercise. Maintained by the Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council, the entry to the park and parking comes at a very nominal fee.
Shakthan Thampuran Palace:
Shakthan Thampuran Palace situated in the town of Thrissur marks the royal residence. It has been a famous attraction for its heritage value and dates back to the time of the King of Cochin named Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran. It is visited by hundreds and thousands of visitors every year. The king was a very generous ruler, and the duration of his reign was known as the 'Golden Age of Kochi'. The palace was built by the then ruler of Cochin and has thereby been named after him. The architecture of the palace is worth laying eyes on and should not be missed out on if on a trip to Thrissur. The palace consists of a shrine for the God of serpents known as Serpent Grove (Sarpakaavu).
Peechi Dam lies at a distance of 23 km from Thrissur. The dam is the main irrigation project of this town of Kerala. It is a very famous attraction, and visitors come here now and then for the fantastic picnic spot it serves as and for the boating facilities which are offered at this reservoir. One can again come crosswise Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife altar here which is a must-visit area for the nature-lovers. The dam is constructed across the Manali River. The dam is spread across an area of 3200 acres. When it was completely built in 1957, it could irrigate up to 17555 Ha of land present in Mukundapuram, Thrissur, Thalappally and Chavakkad Taluk. Peechi Dam also supplies drinking water to the town of Thrissur.
Formerly known as the Trichur Zoo, Thrissur Zoo and the State Museum is located in the heart of Thrissur city, Kerala. Started in the year 1885, the attraction covers an area of approximately 13.5 acres. The zoo houses a wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds. Besides the extensive variety of fauna, the zoo has many other attractions to fascinate you. There is a Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, a Natural History Museum and an Art Museum, showcasing the socio-cultural heritage of the region. The Art Museum placed in Thrissur Zoo has an admirable compilation of wood-carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, antique jewellery and a amazing anthology of classic Kerala lamps.