Anthirappilly & Vazhachal
Anthirappilly & Vazhachal is the land of forest, rivers and beautiful waterfalls situated the east part of Chalakudy Thrissur District. These waterfalls are a place of scenic beauty, and is of 80 feet high. Anthirappilly & Vazhachal are ideal places where the monsoon is to be enjoyed in Kerala.
In 1930, Vallathol Narayana Menon had started Kalamandalam(a school for Kathakali) along the banks of the river, Nila, in the Cheruthuruthy village of Trissur District..
He was a great poet of kerala. Kalamandalam is an immortal name in the cultural map of the world. Kalamandalam is strictly a residential center of learning. Veteran teachers and talented students are its inestimable wealth. For art-recitals held in Kalamandalam and outside, artiste teachers and students participate.
It is in the academy that the best of Kerala`s Kathakali performers get their rigorous training. The institution also offers training in music, drama and other dance forms including Mohiniyattam, Ottam Thullal and Koodiyattam.