Athirapilly and Vazhachal Waterfalls are the two well famous Kerala waterfalls. Athirapilly waterfalls, is an 800 foot high waterfalls and lies at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges. Athirappally is in Thrissur district and is 78 kms far from Kochi, located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot affording to the spectators, one of the most bewitching sights. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul, and gives a soothing effect to the tourists. The Athirapally finally fall join the Chalakkudy River.
After Athirapilly, Vazhachal is an also picturesque spot which is also in Thrissur district and situated near to Athirapally and is adjacent to dense green forestland. Vazhachal is part of the Chalakkudy River. The other waterfalls are Palaruvi waterfalls or ' stream of milk’ 75 Kms away from Kollam on the Kollam-Shenkottai road near Aryankavu. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Aryankavu. The fossils of the ancient temples could be recovered there. The water is said to be medicated as it flows down from the forest and is said to be a preventive for many ailments.
Thusharagiri Waterfalls is the water falls which is embraced in the Western Ghats, are the garrulous waterfalls of Thusharagiri. Thushargiri exhibits a unique affinity between the land and water. The three waterfalls on the backdrop of the Western Ghats provide a thrilling and mesmerizing sight to the visitor.
The seasons between Septembers to November are the best time to some to kerala for enjoying the waterfalls. The Scenic view of the Waterfall is a soothe to the spectators. The two streams originating from the Western Ghats will meet and join Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, 'Thusharagiri'. Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara, situated at Kodencherry in Kozhikode district.