Athirapally Waterfalls

Athirapalli Falls also known as “Suren Chellakutti Falls” is situated in Athirappilly panchayath, Chalakduy Taluk in of Valparai, on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, this 24-metre (80 ft) waterfall and the nearby Vazhachal Falls are popular tourist destinations. It is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is nicknamed “The Niagara of India”.[1] Controversy about a state-proposed hydroelectric dam on the Chalakudy River above the waterfalls began in the 1990s and has continued through 2011.




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