Thiruvambadi Panchayath, Kozhikode KERALA
Arippara Waterfalls in Kozhikode is a beautiful picnic spot by the Iruvanji River near Thiruvambady and attract many visitors. The terrain being rocky and steep, many cascades are formed along the course of the river.
Aripara Falls (alternate spelling: Arippara Falls) is a tourist spot in Thiruvambadi panchayat in Kozhikode district, Kerala. It is located on the Thiruvambadi - Anakkampoyil route, 15 km from Thiruvambadi. and 45 km from Calicut. The waterfall is a tributary of Iruvanjippuzha. There is a proposal for implementing a hydel power project on the Aripara waterfall.
Those who are coming from Calicut side should take the route through NH 766 and after 16 Km (Kunnamangalam) take deviation to NIT Calicut- Thiruvambadi route. from there nearly 15 Kms only to the destination. The route is very good and well tarred upto Thiruvambadi and after the condition of the road is average. Those who are coming from the Wayanad side, make deviation from Kunnamangalam and no need to go to Calicut. Nearest Railway Station & Airport is Calicut and from there many Local/ Ordinary buses are available to Thiruvambadi. Taxi's are availabe at Thiruvambady in day time.
The Arippara Water Falls is not that much developed tourist spot. And because of that we can touch and feel the naked beauty of the nature there. When we reach there, we can hear the sound of water flowing and that making us in a meditational mood. For the entry to the waterfalls area, 5 rupees entrance pass is there and if you want to enter with camera you need to take an extra pass worth 25 rupees. Security guards are availabe there for 24 hrs because the water falls is very dangerous in monsoon time. So normally at monsoon the entry to the water falls is restricted.