Athirappilly falls located 70 km northeast of Kochi city, 55 km northeast of Cochin International Airport, and 30 km from Chalakudy town. The Athirappilly Falls is situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area. The International Bird Association has declared it an "Important Bird Area" Athirappilly is popular among tourists. Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The second attractive waterfalls in Kerala, Vazhachal falls very near to Athirappally, just 5 km away from Athirappally. So tourists can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of both falls in one trip.