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The Village falls under Chalakudy Taluk which is under the Revenue Divison of Irinjalakkuda. Athirappilly is considered the tourist capital of Kerala because of the world famous Athirappilly Water Falls


According to Census 2011 Total Population 9216 Malayalam is the language spoken by the majority in this area. The female population exceeds the male population by a small margin which is a common characteristic throughout the state. The standard of education among the people in the village is really high in comparision to the national average, with a big majority of population manages to complete their high school education


The place features a tropical monsoon climate almost throughout the year. The region lies in the southwestern coastal state of Kerala, resulting in a tropical climate; there are only minor differences in temperatures between day and night, and over the year.


A large cross-section of the population belongs to the middle-lower class in the economical spectrum, the main source of income being mostly agriculture, small scale business, self employment and day to day labour. The society has people belonging to all major religions viz Hinduism, Christianity and Islam living in complete harmony which is a trademark of the state itself and this village is no exception


"The village boasts a balanced ecological system with the co-existance of human, botanical and zoological life. The village has lots of greenery towards the interiors and the people lead a life without disturbing the wild and plant life. "


The world famous Athirappilly Waterfalls is located in this village. Athirappilly Falls stands as the ever shining pride of Kerala and is often called as “Niagra of India” . It is the largest waterfall in Kerala standing at feet of 1000 above sea level at a height of ‎25 m (82 feet) with 4 drops and 100 M (330 feet) wide. Forest wildlife in the area includes the Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, gaur, sambar, and lion-tailed macaque. The unique 180 metres (590 ft) elevation riparian forest in the Athirappilly-Vazhachal area is the only location where all four South Indian species of hornbills — the great hornbill (the state bird of Kerala), Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill, and the Indian grey hornbill are found living together. The place is also blessed with natural scenic beauty just like any other place in the state and the interior places have a lot to be explored and enjoyed