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    Kerala, God’s own country, is filled with bountiful nature, brilliant architectural marvels fantastic culture and heritage, and plunging waterfalls. Kerala is one of the best destinations to visit, and it is ideal for all kinds of travelers. The place is perfect for couples, pilgrims, and nature-lovers. A lot of people go to Kerala on a cultural tour to experience the beautiful tradition and culture. 

    The boat race that happens in Thrissur once a year is one of the most popular events that attract a lot of sports enthusiasts and photographers from across the world. There’s indeed a lot to experience and explore in Athirapally. However, there are various places near Athirapally that one shouldn’t miss adding into the itinerary, as each place has a beauty of its own.

    8 Places Near Athirapally

    While there are various places to explore in the town of Athirapally, there are numerous beautiful destinations located nearby. A number of them have been listed below!

    1. Thrissur

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    Known for its amazing culture and tradition, Thrissur is one of the most amazing places that you must visit when you go to Athirapally waterfalls. There are a lot of things to do when you are in Thrissur. One of the most happening events here is the Boat race, and a lot of people across the world come here to witness this extravaganza. Also, this place has a lot of heritage centers and temples that one can visit.

    Ideal for: Nature lovers, art and culture lovers, heritage lovers

    Places to visit:

    • Vadakkunnathan Temple
    • Kerala Kalamandalam
    • Chavakkad Beach
    • Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
    • Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
      Best time to travel: October to March
      Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Thrissur Railway Station
      Distance from Athirapally: 54.3 km

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    2. Sabarimala

    one of the most famous temples of south

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    Home for one of the most famous temples in India, Sabarimala is the most sought after destination for a lot of Hindu pilgrims. Known for its Ayyappan Swamy Temple, this place is tucked safely in the lush green forests surrounding the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Climbing the hills to seek blessings from the Lord is one of the challenging tasks. So, when you are in Athirapally, you could visit Sabarimala as well.

    Ideal for: Pilgrims, Nature lovers, and Trekkers
    Places to visit:

    • Malikappurathu Amma Temple
    • Pamba
    • Erumeli
    • Pandalam
    • Pathanamthitta
      Best time to travel: January, April to September
      Nearest airport: Sabarigiri Airport
      Nearest railway station: Chengannur Railway Station
      Distance from Athirapally: 114 km

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    3. Alappuzha

    backwaters of kerala

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    One of the best destinations for couples, Alappuzha and its backwaters, is a ravishing beauty. People from various parts of the country come to Alleppey to experience the luxurious stay in the houseboats here. Also, there are a lot of Ayurvedic treatment centers and spas where one can get to experience the best massages. So, for a perfect rejuvenation amidst nature, Alappuzha is one of the places.

    Ideal for: Couples, nature lovers, hikers, and water lovers
    Places to visit:

    • Alappuzha beach
    • Sri Krishna Temple
    • Kuttanad
    • Bhagavathi Temple
    • Arthunkal Church
      Best time to travel: October to March
      Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Alappuzha railway station
      Distance from Athirapally: 124 km

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    4. Munnar

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    Visiting the highest tea-plantations in the world, Munnar has to be visited at least once in their lifetime. The sprawling tea gardens and the lush green hills in Munnar can ignite the sense of happiness in everyone. The tea estates create a fantastic backdrop for the photographers. Shutterbugs would enjoy taking photos of the sweeping view of this place.

    Ideal for: Couples, tea lovers, Photography enthusiasts
    Places to visit:

    • Mattupetty Dam
    • Eravikulam National Park
    • Pothamedu Viewpoint
    • Tea Museum
    • Photo point
      Best time to travel: September to March
      Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Aluva railway station
      Distance from Athirapally: 124 km

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    5. Kumarakom

    one of the romantic destination of Kerala

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    Kumarakom bird sanctuary is an abode for different species of birds. People from various places come to Kumarakom to sight the rarest species of migratory birds. Spending time amidst the plush green nature can be one of the best things to do. Kumarakom is yet another romantic destination in Kerala that has a lot to offer for lovey-dovey couples.

    Ideal for: Bird lovers, nature lovers, photographers, couples
    Places to visit:

    • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
    • Pathiramanal Island
    • Driftwood museum
    • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
    • Kumarakom Beach
      Best time to travel: November to February
      Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Kottayam railway station
      Distance from Athirapally: 124 km

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    6. Calicut

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    Right from the temples to the fort to the beaches, Kozhikode, difficult to pronounce but beautiful to experience, has a wide range of options for every kind of travelers. The beaches in Calicut are must-visit because of their serene ambiance. Standing on the lighthouse and getting a bird’s eye view of Kozhikode can be the best things to do when you are here.

    Ideal for: Couples, Pilgrims, Birding enthusiasts, waterfall lovers
    Places to visit:

    • Kozhippara Falls
    • Thusharagiri Fall
    • Thikkoti Lighthouse
    • Orakkuzhi
    • Elathur
      Best time to travel: October to March
      Nearest airport: Karipur Airport
      Nearest railway station: Kozhikode railway station
      Distance from Athirapally: 175 km

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    7. Guruvayur

    divine Krishna temple

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    Guruvayur, known for its divine Krishna temple, is one of the most revered places in Kerala. Krishna here in child form attracts a lot of people with his aura. Apart from this, one must go to Guruvayur to learn about the elephants in the camps. There are also other famous temples in and around Guruvayur, and when you are here, do not forget to taste the Prasadam offered at the temple premises.

    Ideal for: Pilgrims, nature lovers, water lovers, Wildlife enthusiasts
    Places to visit:

    • Anakkota
    • Elephant Camp sanctuary
    • Palayur Church
    • Venkitachalapathy Temple
    • Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
      Best time to travel: October to February
      Nearest airport: Kochi International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Guruvayur Railway Station
      Distance from Athirapally: 82 km

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    8. Kottayam

    highest point in Kottayam

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    Home to the famous hill-station Vagamon, Kottayam is one of the must-visit places from Athirapally. Kottayam also has a lot of scenic locations, and a lot of trekking enthusiasts visit the Illikkal Kallu, the highest point in Kottayam. Visiting Kottayam during the Onam festival can be a great experience.

    Ideal for: Nature lovers, Tea lovers, hiking and trekking enthusiasts
    Places to visit:

    • Vagamon
    • Vaikom Mahadev Temple
    • Elaveezhapoonchira
    • Discs & Machines – Sunny’s Gramophone Museum
    • Kattikkayam Waterfalls
      Best time to travel: September to February
      Nearest airport: Kochi International Airport
      Nearest railway station: Kottayam railway station
      Distance from Athirapally: 127 km

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    So, these are some of the top eight places that you can visit from Athirapally. After witnessing the beautiful waterfalls, we are sure that your heart would be craving for more such scenic locations, and all these places would satiate that feeling completely.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Places Near Athirapally

    Q. Are Athirapally waterfalls a one-day picnic spot?

    A. Yes, it can be considered as one of the one-day picnic spots

    Q. Is the water at the waterfalls clean?

    A. Yes, the waterfalls are pretty well-maintained

    Q. What is the best time to visit Athirapally waterfalls?

    A. Monsoon (June to September) would be the ideal months to visit the waterfalls

    Q. Is swimming allowed in Athirapally waterfalls?

    A. Yes, swimming and bathing are allowed on the top of the waterfalls but, there are signs for restricted areas.

    Q. Are all these places safe for solo travelers?

    A. Yes, all the places mentioned above are safe for solo travellers

    Q. Do we have accommodation facilities at all the above-mentioned places?

    A. Yes, all these places are popular; hence finding accommodation here would not be a problem.

    Q. Are there multi-cuisine food options available in all these places?

    A. Yes, every place here has a wide range of food options.


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