The magnificient waterfalls where hit Indian movies like Bahubali, Dilse, Guru and Raavan were shot

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This beautiful waterfalls at Athirappalli take away hearts of those who visit. No wonder it has been the preferred location for many Indian movies. Athirappilli Falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is nicknamed “The Niagara of India” .The forest area near the waterfalls is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. The Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. 

Some of the hindi movies shot here includes

  1. Dilse
  2. Raavan and
  3. Guru.

Major Telugu movies shot here are:

  1. Bahubali
  2. Janata Garage and
  3. Sarileru Neekkevaru and

Tamil movies like:

  1. Iruvar
  2. Puli
  3. Villu
  4. Muthalvan and
  5. Punnagi Mannan  also were shot here. 

Location: Kerala , India

Destination type : Hill station

History of  Athirappalli Waterfalls

  1. It has featured in a 1973 Malayalam movie Punnapura kota starring the old malalyalm superstar Prem Nazir
  2. Till 1980s the waterfalls were less explore
  3. In the later part of 1980s when Kamal Hasan starer Tamil movie Punnagai mannan was shot here, it shot to fame

Activities for tourists at Athirappalli

  1. Go for trekking
  2. Go for sight seeing
  3. Have a selfie taken at the locations where film shooting was done
  4. Go for a jungle safari
  5. Take a dip in the river

How to reach there


Cochin Intentional airport 38 kms away is the nearest airport . It is connected to International destinations like :

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Sharjah
  5. Colombo etc

It is also connected to domestic destinations in India like :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai etc


Aluva railway station 40kms away is the nearest major railway station. It has trains to Indian cities like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai
  5. Hyderabad etc


The best time to visit Athirappalli are the months Sept to January

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 22°C to 30°C
Summer season (March to May) 23°C to 38°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Vazhachal waterfalls (6 kms away)
  2. Kodanad ( 40kms away)
  3. Peechi Wild life sanctury ( 74kms away)
  4. Kochi ( 73ksm away)
  5. Munnar ( 132 kms away)

Some hotels in Athirappalli with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Ambady Resort

Treebo Trip Zion Plaza

Hydel Palace Hotel and Resorts

Base9 Airport Hotel

Hotel Surabhi  



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