Hyderabad: A video of a waterfall is viral on social media. Users claim that it is Athirapally waterfalls at Chalakudy in Thrissur, Kerala.




Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a video uploaded on a YouTube channel 'Kingbirds studio' on November 23, 2019.

The description of the video reads: 'Jog Falls in Karnataka'.


Taking a cue from this, we performed a keyword search which led us to another video on a YouTube channel 'Yoyo Tv Channel' aired on August 08, 2019.


We also found a tweet by a journalist. Replying to a tweet he stated: "This is Jog Falls near my village in Shimoga district of Karnataka. I was born and brought up there."

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. Waterfall in the viral picture is in Karnataka, not Kerala.

Claim Review :   Waterfall image of Athirapally waterfalls in Chalakudy near Thrissur, Kerala
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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