Chalakudy River

Chalakudy River also called as Chalakudy Puzha is one of the major rivers in Kerala State of India. River flows through Palakkad district, Thrissur District and Ernakulam District of Kerala and is the fourth longest river in the state with a length of 145.5 km. The river though has its origin in the Anamalai region of Tamil Nadu, is actually a collection of some major tributaries originated from Parambikulam, Kuriyarkutti, Sholayar, Karapara and Anakayam in Kerala. It merges with the Periyar River near Puthanvelikkara, adjacent to Manjali, North Paravur in Ernakulam District.

Chalakudy River on Google Map

Chalakudy river has a rich aquatic life and is the richest river in fish diversity perhaps in India says the survey by National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources Lucknow. It contains 98 species of fresh water fishes out of the 152 species known from Kerala.Among the fish species in the river, the most species rich family are the Cyprinids, followed by Bagrid catfishes and hill stream loaches.

Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls the most famous and beautiful waterfall in Kerala State are also located in this river only.

Chalakudy River

By- Jan J George (Wiki)

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