Taking your breath away for its picturesque view Athirapilly is aptly nicked named as the Indian Niagra Falls. It’s situated in Athirapilly Panchayat part of Chalakudy municipality of Thrissur district. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy Rivers, making its way through the dense and wild Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, these 24-metre (80 ft) waterfalls are one of the prime tourist destinations in Kerala. Another attraction of this place is Vazhachal Falls, Charppa Falls and Tumburmuzhi gardens. The stream initially runs mildly however becomes more turbulent as it reaches nears Athirappilly. At Athirappilly Falls, the water surges around huge rocks and cascades down in three separate plumes. Forest life within the space includes the Asiatic elephant, tiger, leopard, bison, sambar, and lion-tailed macaque. All the 4 species of hornbills ie the Great Hornbill (the State Bird of Kerala), Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, and the Indian Grey Hornbill are found living together in these dense forests. Visitors can reach the highest peak of the falls via a sealed path that leads through thick bamboo clusters. A steep slender path also goes down to the bottom of the falls too. The falls attract guests from across Republic of India, particularly throughout the monsoon months (June–September).