Photo Credit : Nishanth Jois
Vazhachal waterfalls is situated in Athirappilly Panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala. It is located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and at the edge of the Sholayar ranges, and it is just 5 km from entrance of Athirappilly Falls.
Vazhachal is part of the Chalakudy river. Both the waterfalls with their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of the thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience to visitors.Athirapilly and Vazhachal waterfalls is one of the most sought after picnic spots in Kerala. Located in Thrissur district, 1000 ft above sea level, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats, Athirapilly is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in Kerala state.Athirapilly and Vazhachal are accessible by a good motorable road from Thrissur (63 kms).The nearest railway station to the waterfall destinations is Thrissur (63 kms) and the nearest airport, Cochin International Airport (58 kms).
Though it is not as large as Athirapally falls, Vazhachal falls is famous for its gracefulness and the herbal garden nearby.