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Divisional Forest Office, Vazhachal <<BAck
Vazhachal Forest Division falls within Mukundapuram Taluk, Thrissur Revenue District. It have 5 territtorial ranges viz., Athirappilly, Charpa, Vazhachal, Kollathirumedu and Sholayar.
Major Tourist Attractions
Place Distace (kms) From Chalakudy Height & Width(Mtrs)
Athirappilly Waterfalls 30 East 42-220
Vazhachal Picnic Spot 35 East --
Charpa Kuthu 33 East 63028.3
Medicinal Plants Conservation Area (Assisted by FRLHT*)
Demonstration Garden 35 East  
Medicinal Plants conservation 33 East Area of 111.68 Hectare has been well protected for insite conservation
*Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions.
Annually about 7,63,635 Tourists visit Athirappilly Water Falls & Vazhachal Picnic.
How to reach and facilities available
Tourists can hire taxis from Chalakudy town or travel by regular buses plying between Malakkappara, Athirappilly and Chalakudy. The nearest railway station Chalakudy is about 35t Kms from the tourist centres and the new Nedumbassery - Kochi Airport is about 55 Kms. ;Forest Ibs with 5 suits with catering facilities is available in Vazhachal about 5 Kms from the falls. Facility of 25-bed dormitory can also be availed by the nature lovers.
Fauna & Wild Life Sighting
Asiatic elephant, Tiger, leopard, bison, Sambar, Porcupine, Lion tailed Macque, Malabar Squirrel, Viper, King Cobra etc. Lucky tourists can enjoy the wild life sighting while moving from Athirappilly to Pokalappara through the main road in the late evenings.
Major species in Plantations
Teak, Misc, Eucalyptus, Albicia, Elavu, Grevilia, Bamboo, Murukku, Sesbania & Medicinal Plantation.

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