Many people visit Kerala to enjoy the scenic beauty of Nature. As the place is popularly known as “God’s own country”, one can walk through the golden beaches and emerald backwaters of the place to the lofty mountain ranges, Ayurved hubs, and Artistic Works. But have you ever thought that Kerala also has the rich Cultural tourist attractions in its backyard villages?
Thrissur- the “Cultural Capital of Kerala” is endowed with mesmerizing blue water destinations in its lap which are in the list of the top tourist places in Kerala.Some popular destinations are Vazhachal, Charppa, Athripilly, and Munnukal. The people who are looking for best tourist places in Kerala for 3 days short trip, should include these bluewater places to visit in Thrissur Circuits in their tour itinerary.
4 Mesmerizing Bluewater places to visit in Thrissur
1) Vazhachal Waterfall
The Vazhachal waterfall is located mainly in the Athirapilly panchayat of Thrissur district. If you love the exquisite blue water of the Kerala Sea, which is often found in the backwater of Allepy, then the mesmerizing waterfall of Vazhachal is worth visiting for you. The gorgeous view of this heavy waterfall flows forcefully through the frequent set of rocks, seems less like a normal flow of water and more like the flow of mini Tsunami.
A small garden near the waterfall, enriches with lush green flowers with pleasantry smell, will make your way towards the waterfall through the connecting roads without any hassle. The waterfall is close to the road (around 100 meters) so that you can take the number of clips of this beautiful location at glance.
Best Time to Visit
The winter period between September to February is the most favorable time to visit Vazhachal waterfall. Make sure you could visit here in the morning, around 8 am to experience the natural scenery of the exotic flora and herbal plantation.
Driving route to Vazhachal waterfall
The Vazhachal waterfall is situated at the distance of about 61 km from Thrissur district and around 75 km from Kochi. You can directly reach Chalakudy from Kochi (35 km) by train. There are frequent Bus services from Chalakudy to Vazhachal (30 km).
If you like the natural man-made arts, then don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful pieces of handicrafts items made by the local villagers in the Thrissur tourist places. It is also available for sale, so you can purchase any handicrafts material directly from the villagers. Apart from this, don’t forget to visit Moolika Vanitha Swasraya where you will find different samples of herbs, honey, herbal soaps, bamboo wall hangings, and hats.
2) Charppa waterfall
After spending the quality moments in the various bluewater places to visit in Thrissur (Vazhachal), you can move further to Charppa waterfall (just 5 km away from Vazhachal.) This place is situated just on the way to Athirapally and you can hear the roar of waterfall which is originated from Chalakudy River (especially in Monsoon) just from a few meters away from the destination.
Charppa Waterfall in summer season
The moment you reach here, you can watch a splendid view of the water flowing down below the bridge on the road across the falls. However, getting down the bridge for bathing or any other water activity is strictly prohibited as it may cause accidents.
Charppa Waterfall in monsoon
Instead, you would feel happy to click lots of selfies only while standing near the bridge on the road by covering the glorious view of the waterfall as the image background.
Best Time to Visit
The monsoon (between July to August) being the ideal season for visiting and watching the exotic beauty of charppa waterfall. During this period, the water splashes onto the road which seems dazzling and produces greater waterfall noise.
Just close your eyes and listen to the mesmerizing sound of the roaring waterfall, this practice would definitely wash away your daily worries for a few moments.
3) Athirappilly Waterfall
Athirappilly waterfall is one of the popular tourist places in Thrissur located at a distance of 60 km from here. The waterfall flows through Vazhachal forest towards the Arabian Sea. The mesmerizing chirping of birds along the sky creates the picturesque ambiance across the glorious Sholayar peaks. The waterfall joins the Chalakudy River before it finally meets the sea.
Athirapilly falls covers the Anamudi Mountain of the Western Ghats, the only place here, where one could see the glimpses of endangered Hornbill species.
Apart from this, you can sit over the falls in the pool and takes your breath away for a while. For capturing this sensational view of the flourishing waterfall in your camera, you need to get down from the mountain of about 100 meters.
Local Attractions/Adventures/Film Location
You can enjoy the meals at the resorts, that falls on the way towards Athirappilly.
The Athirappilly falls is also popular for adventurous trekking, this experience would never disappoint you as you will be meeting with the Natural wildlife along the journey. The gorges colorful birds and the gang of camera-friendly innocent monkeys will frequently come along your way to entertain you during the journey. On few occassions you may be lucky if you view the glimpses of Samba Deer.
Athirappilly falls being the most favorable Bollywood movie destination in Kerela over the years. The location becomes popular for a couple of popular Bollywood songs -“Jiya Jale Jann Jale”(Dil Se) and “Barso Re Megha” ( Guru) . Recently, Athirappilly falls is immortalized for the shooting of the blockbuster movie “Bahubali”.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Athirappilly falls to see the blessings of God on Nature especially during September to January when the breezing shadow of clouds welcomes the enchanting waterfall.
Travelling Route to Athirappilly Falls
The total distance from Kochi to Athirappilly is about 70 km. Once you visit Kochi, you can reach Chalakudy by train (44Kms). From Chalakudy, there are frequent bus services which will drop you to Athirappilly falls (35 km). However, there are another 2 routes to reach Athirappily from Kochi- Valparai to Athirappilly (80 Kms) and Angamaly to Athirappilly (29 Kms).
Apart from this, you can also travel by Jungle Safari available at Athirappilly which covers many other tourist attractions includes Kauthuka Park, Thumboormuzhy Dam, Butterfly garden, Vazhachal falls, Athirapally falls and many other short attractions.
4) Munnakal Beach
Being the largest beach among all the Thrissur tourist places, Munnakal beach is located in the Kodungullur district of Kerala. Munnakal is the famous blue water destinations for spotting “Dolphin”. Since it is developed under tsunami rehabilitation program, it becomes popular for a quick bluewater places to visit in Thrissur among many tourists.
It is less crowded but a fine getaway for family, couples, and children. You can walk around the golden sand of the beach which feels smooth and shiny when the sun rays fall directly on the surface of the sand. You can also see the Chinese Fishing Nets near the shore of the sea and can remove your hunger by taking snacks from the number of food outlets across the place.
There is a big park in the large space near the beach made especially for the children where they can enjoy playing with sea saw, swings and Garden slides.
The Munnakal beach is a fine destination to take your tired breath away, relaxing your mind and make you fresh from the hustle bustle of the other tourist destinations in Kerala.
It is best to reach here in the evening after completing other destinations. Enjoy the beach for a couple of hours and leave before 7 pm as it may cause electricity issue.
The above Bluewater places to visit in Thrissur come under Thrissur Circuit Tourism model of Kerala Rural Tourism. This model depicts the enormous beauty of Kerala-Thrissur Circuit which is not yet explored completely by most of the tourists from all over the nation.