Kovai or Coimbatore has been named as the Manchester of India with a strong business base that includes various engineering industries and textile companies. It is a perfect vacation destination that provides an array of sightseeing spots including historic monuments, glorious temples, magnificent churches and inspiring mosques.
A delicious blend of culture, history and heritage gives a gratifying experience to travellers visiting this flourishing tier-II city of Tamil Nadu. Discover the iconic getaway destination of Athirappilly situated at a distance of 154 km from Coimbatore with our one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha Dam and Athirappilly tour.
Malampuzha is a dramatic dam, located in the Palakkad district of the neighbouring state of Kerala. Explore the floral splendour traversing through the stunning gardens near the dam.
Athirappilly proves to be a perfect destination for travellers seeking to explore the national treasures. Set on the highway that links Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Athirappilly is a favourite sightseeing spot for natural lovers. Experience both waterfalls and jungle safari with this one day trip.
Just 5 km from this amazing place lays Vazhachal another picturesque location not to be missed place especially by nature lovers.
Take in the sights Malampuzha and Athirappilly with our one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha and Athirappilly tour designed to witness the rhapsodies of nature.
Package Glimpse of the one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha and Athirappilly
One day Coimbatore to Malampuzha Dam and Athirappilly tour by private cab is going to be a truly impressive experience. A captivating tour takes you on a scenic route to the iconic landmarks in the state of Kerala.
Tourists would feel the roar and vibration of the amazingly beautiful waterfalls as they stroll along these spectacular natural wonders. Driving through the breathtaking landscapes delights every traveller.
This one day trip to Malampuzha and Athirappilly tour stops at all the key attractions of Athirappilly and Malampuzha. A charming journey covers Arithrappilly’s treasures including:
1. Malampuzha Dam
Kick start your one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha and Athirappilly tour with the visit to the Malampuzha Dam. An impressive structure that is 355 feet high is built on the Malampuzha River, the tributary of the second largest river of Kerala, the Bharathapuzha River. An incredible man made wonder is one of the largest reservoirs of Kerala.
Enjoy the clouds of spray produced as the water gets discharged in the dam formed with the combination of masonry dam that extends 1849 meters and an earthen dam with a height of 220 meters. Beautifully set amidst the Western Ghats the dam is located near Palakkad in South India.
An important project initiated in 1949 by M Bhaktavatsalam, the then Public Works Minister was completed in 1955 with a water reservoir capacity of 8000 square meters. Visitors would be delighted to witness a multitude of attractions near the dam.
Wander through an array of gardens that draws the attention of all the tourists especially nature lovers. Meticulously landscaped Yakshi Garden, Japanese Garden and the Upper Gardens provide its visitors a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The striking statue of Yakshi, created by celebrated sculptor, Kanai Kunhiraman adorns the amazing garden.
Neck Chand Saini, the brainchild behind the Chandigarh Rock Garden have created the Malampuzha Rock garden using discarded materials like broken bangles, empty plastic cans and tiles.
Take a ropeway ride to enjoy the best views of Malampuzha Dam and the gardens. Adding to the delightful experience are the amusement park and a small fish shaped aquarium with a varied collection of fish.
- Must see \ Things to do: Take a relaxing cruise in the toy train
2. Athirappilly Waterfalls
Proceed to Athirappilly’s real treasure the captivating waterfalls with our one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha and Athirappilly tour. Take in the impressive flow of water at Athirappilly Waterfalls that is formed by the Chalakudy River in Thrissur district.
The majestic Chalakudy River starts from its source in Anamudi Mountains of the Western Ghats and runs all the way through Vazhachal forest down to Arabian Sea. Soak in the jaw-dropping views of the Sholayar hills and the Western Ghats. It has been the home to 85 species of freshwater fish.
More popular as the Niagara of India, it has been the most preferred movie shooting spot. It is also christened as Punnagai Mannan Falls as the famous Punnagai Mannan was shot at this place.
Well known song sequences like Barso Re from Guru, Narumugaye Narumugaye from Iruvar and Chalo Chalain Mitwa from the remake of Nayak were shot at this place.
- Must see \ Things to do: Catch a glimpse of the Sholayar hills
3. Jungle Safari
Spot hornbills with our one day Coimbatore to Athirapally tour that takes you to on a jungle safari into the thick woods spread around the Athirappilly to Vazhachal falls region. Lush green forests are dotted with bamboo, teak and eucalyptus trees.
Get up close with the diversified flora and fauna of these forests that is home to Asiatic elephant tiger, leopard bison, sambar and lion-tailed macaque. This biodiversity hotspot is the habitat for all the four south Indian species of hornbills the Great Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Indian Grey Hornbill.
- Must see \ Things to do: Experience the riparian ecosystem of Kerala
4. Vazhachal Waterfalls
Venture into the spectacular Vazhachal Waterfalls, the favourite sightseeing spot of our one day Coimbatore to Malampuzha and Athirappilly tour. Wander near the stunning waterfalls and experience the beauty of the nature up close.
Admire the gentle falls that is set on the west-flowing Chalakudy River that flows more as a fast flowing river than turbulent falls. Situated near the Sholayar ranges the tranquillity and the lush forests fascinate every customer. People often visit the herbal garden located in its vicinity.
- Must see \ Things to do: Take splendid pictures of striking waterfalls
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