Marottichal

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Marottichal Waterfalls
Tourist destination(Restricted)
മരോട്ടിച്ചാൽ വെള്ളച്ചാട്ടം.JPG
Coordinates: 10°47′9″N 76°34′9″E / 10.78583°N 76.56917°E / 10.78583; 76.56917Coordinates: 10°47′9″N 76°34′9″E / 10.78583°N 76.56917°E / 10.78583; 76.56917
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictThrissur
Government
 • TypePanchayat
 • BodyPuthoor
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
680014
Vehicle registrationKL-08
Nearest cityMarottichal, Pudukad


Marottichal Waterfalls is a popular tourist attraction located in Puthoor Panchayat in Thrissur district of Kerala.

Marottichal is about 20 km away from Thrissur town. There are two popular waterfalls in this area, one is named as Olakkayam Waterfalls and the other as Ilanjippara Waterfalls. Ilanjippara Waterfalls is about 300-400 meters from the main road. Ilanjippara Waterfall is about four kilometers away from Illankippara Waterfalls.

Ilanjippara Waterfall, being the main waterfall is situated inside Reserve Forest and the entry to this waterfall is currently restricted by Kerala Forest Department. Any unauthorized entry will attract imprisonment of 1 to 5 years and up to a fine of ₹5000.

Chess in Marottichal[edit]

The village of Marottichal is famous for its obsession with the game of chess. On the 18th of May 2017, the BBC's travel section featured an article on how the game has transformed the village, which was once rife with illicit gambling and alcoholism.[1] A movie by the name of August Club has also been made on the villagers’ obsession for chess.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palfrey, Jack. "The ancient game that saved a village". Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/life-in-64-squares/article3805323.ece

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