Athirappalli and Vazhachal Athirappalli Vazhachal - Location : 63 km from Thrissur. Athirappalli and Vazhachal, the two scenic and popular waterfalls on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges are just 5 km apart. The Athirappalli Falls joins the Chalakkudy river after plummeting down a drop of 80 feet. Vazhachal is part of the Chalakkudy river. Both the waterfalls, their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience to visitors. Athirappalli Vazhachal - Getting there : A good motorable road takes you to Vazhachal and Athirappalli from either Kochi or Thrissur town. Athirappalli Vazhachal - Nearest railway station : Thrissur, about 63 km. Athirappalli Vazhachal - Nearest airports : Cochin International Airport, about 58 km from Thrissur.