Charpa falls, is a lesser known yet a spot worth visiting. It falls on the highway connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Situated at a distance of 60 kilometers from Thrissur, this isn't a cascading marvel but watch out if you are there in the monsoons. It is close enough to the roads for the water to come rippling onto the road when the state receives torrential rains.
At 25 meters, the falls don't inspire awe in the height they descend from, but the flow of the water surging over the huge rocks in a turbulent, exhilarating streak, is a sight to watch. It is located on the Chalakudy river and is dubbed the “Niagara falls of India”. It has been picturized in many movies such as Dil Se, Guru, Iruvar etc.