One of the destinations in my “must visit” list – Athirappilly Waterfalls near Chalakudy.
The search for which ultimately gave me few first sighting’s in birds and wildlife – Malabar pied Hornbill, Malabar whistling thrush, Malabar trogan
, two Malabar pit vipers (metallic brown in color and light brown), and many Lion tailed Macaques. I thoroughly enjoyed the drive between Valparai to Athirappilly. It made me very happy to see the reservoirs, small streams, the small streams that become waterfalls, the animals, the birds, and the snakes.
I felt that the smaller waterfalls were more subtle, beautiful, approachable than the huge, fascinating and unapproachable Athirappilly waterfall. Though Athirappilly is beautiful, it is crowded and completely commercialized whereas the lovely small waterfalls are totally ignored. Good that way! 🙂
Thank you Athirappilly. You were a pretty sight!