Vazhachal, Thrissur KERALA
Vazhachal falls is located further 5 kilometres from Athirappally 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 foot steps of Sholayar hills.
Vazhachal falls is a great scenic place in an area of forests, where fury of water has become a beauty to behold.
Yes, only to behold, and not to step into water!
Stream appears to be very shallow in certain areas. Plus there are plenty of rocks protruding all over water giving the impression that the stream can be easily walked over.
Naively miscalculating, visitors step on to rocks.
Rocks are slippery due to moss covering. Once someone falls in to water there, death is almost certain because of the force of water, the slope of the terrain and the impact of body hitting rocks. To add to the danger, there are also crevices under rocks.
Just five kilometres away from the entrance of Athirapilly waterfalls comes the Vazhachal waterfalls. It comes under the edge of Sholayar forest range. Starting quietly from the high ranges these waters later crashing through the canyons, which would imprint in our mind the exact meaning of the word ‘picturesque’. These scintillating waterfalls are a part of Chalakudy river. The related dense green forests are home to many endangered species. It provides restful escape for those who take an off from the rushful pace of life. The gardens of medicinal herbs here have therapeutic effects on blood pressure, skin diseases and arthritis. Don’t forget to visit the Moolika Vanitha Swasraya Samithi, where you get some exquisite samples of herbs, honey and herbal soaps at reasonable price.