Kerala’s Pretty-Postcard Picture Perfect Chalakudi River

The beautifully green, green Chalakudy river near to the Chalakudy town in Thrissur District, Kerala, depleted of its water thanks to the summer, but still looking stunningly beautiful. Typical of all rivers in Kerala and any river in tropical regions, this one too has vegetation covering its banks, reaching out towards the water with everything clearly reflecting on it, making the river appear green. The Chalakudy River is one of the most beautiful rivers in the state. The Athirappally and Vazhachal waterfalls are situated on this river. It is technically a tributary of the Periyar, and its lower stretches are substantially polluted. However, here it is still pristine. It originates in the Anamala hills on the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border and flows 142 km all the way through Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts. Not sure if the river is named after the town or vice versa. Picture taken from a train. Location:

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