"A Must See Waterfall"

A Town in Kerala, India

Interest Measure for Chalakudy

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

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How is the weather at Chalakudy


Height(Altitude) of Chalakudy from sea level:  19 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  10.3081681°N, 76.3271711°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , River  

Food, Culture and Language at Chalakudy

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Malayalam
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Chalakudy?

Chalakudy is the most happening town in Thrissur District of the Kerala State in India. It is now a prime destination for tourists, especially those who love nature. The best season to visit Chalakudy is December to March and also in monsoon season. Chalakudy is blessed with scenic beauty and refreshing weather, has all the amenities of a suburb and is well connected by National Highway and Railways. Chalakudy serves as a base camp for all those native and foreign tourists who are bound for Vazhachal and Athirappilly waterfalls. Some of the famous tourist places to visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy River, Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls etc.
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9 Places to visit and Things to do in Chalakudy

Athirappilly Falls at Chalakudy

Athirappilly Falls

The journey from Chalakudy to the Athirappilly Falls passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages and lush green trees. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division. Athirappilly Falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is nicknamed "The Niagara of India". About 7 million tourists visit the falls and the Vazhachal picnic spot each year. The waterfall attracts visitors from across India, especially during the monsoon months (June–September).
Expenses - ₹15
Time needed - 3 hours
Chalakudy River at Chalakudy

Chalakudy River

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Chalakudy River also called as Chalakudy Puzha is one of the major rivers in Kerala State of India. River flows through Palakkad district, Thrissur District and Ernakulam District of Kerala and is the fourth longest river in the state with a length of 145.5 km. The river though has its origin in the Anamalai region of Tamil Nadu, is actually a collection of some major tributaries originated from Parambikulam, Kuriyarkutti, Sholayar, Kara Para and Anakkayam in Kerala. It merges with the Periyar River near Puthenvelikkara, adjacent to Manjali, North Paravur in Ernakulam District. The ever flowing Chalakudy river is so inviting and so cool that one will really love to be soaked for hours. The so crystal looking water flowing across the rocks is good to see and hear.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Vazhachal Falls at Chalakudy

Vazhachal Falls

Vazhachal falls is located further 5 kilometres from Athirapally waterfall. At Vazhachal do not expect to see water falling or cascading in one or many precise steps. People are drawn here to enjoy more of a horizontal fall. Water gushes down along steeply inclined rocky terrain, in the footsteps of Sholayar hills.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Pisharikkal Bhagavathy Temple at Chalakudy

Pisharikkal Bhagavathy Temple

The Pisharikkal Bhagavathy temple is an ancient Amman temple that has been there for more than 1000 years and situated in Chalakudy, Kerala. This temple is known as it has been showcased under the list of 108 Goddesses Durga temples in the state of Kerala. Amid March – April, the yearly celebration is commended in the terrific way to be specific Meenam. This celebration initiates upon the arrival of Makayiram and closures at Arattu. "Thalappoli" is the huge celebration celebrated in this temple that young ladies holds the plate having oil light, blooms, turmeric and so forth on the Atham day of the celebration. The temple holds two main God statues that are Vanadurga and Bhagavathy. Generally, all the devotees used to mention this divine god as “Bhadrakali Amman.” This temple is completely surrounded by divine aura everywhere.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
St. Mary's Forane Church, Chalakudy at Chalakudy

St. Mary's Forane Church, Chalakudy

Chalakudy is one of those areas in Kerala with high concentration of the Christian population majority being Syro-Malabar Catholics. St. Mary's Forane Church, is one of the 10 Foranes or deaneries under the Diocese of Irinjalakuda. It is one of the most popular Syro-Malabar Church near Chalakudy which every traveler should visit. It represents the Syro-Malabar Catholics culture. People visit the place often to find inner peace.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 0.5 hours
Charpa Falls at Chalakudy

Charpa Falls

This impressive waterfall cascades from about 70 feet above and lies in between the famous Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls. The source of this beautiful fall is from river Chalakudy, which flows with great speed and moves along the roadside. The Charpa falls looks magnificent in the monsoon. The damp clouds when hover above the waterfalls, the surroundings become exceptionally beautiful and enchanting. The Charpa fall is frequently visited by a large number of tourists and nature lovers, who often stop here to witness the exquisite beauty of the place.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours

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