Located at an altitude of about 7400 feet, Ooty is a picturesque hill station in Tamilnadu, and one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India. Often called as ‘Queen of Hills’, Ooty is home to majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and sprawling tea estates which are perfect retreat for travellers who wish to spend some time amidst nature as part of Tamilnadu tour packages. Besides serenity and natural beauty, there are several number of gorgeous waterfalls in Ooty where the water is falling down from the several feet above the sea level and thus makes it a perfect place for a day out to relax, rejuvenate or just to spend some time in solitude.
Here is the list of some enchanting waterfalls in Ooty.
Catherine Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is the second largest waterfalls in the Nilgiris and one of the must include places in Ooty tour packages. Cascades down from a height of 250 feet, the stunning Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located at Aravenu. The River Kallar descends down the rocks as Geddhehaada Halla stream, to form the Catherine Falls. Also known as Geddhehaada Halla by locals, this waterfall is surrounded by beautiful views of forest, tea plantations and the Mettupalayam plains. The falls is clearly visible from the top of Dolphin’s Nose, among the prominent places to visit in Coonoor. The journey to Catherine Falls itself is an unforgettable experience as one has to drive through the pine forests and lush green tea gardens of Nilgiri Hills.
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Pykara Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated in Ooty. Situated on the Ooty – Mysore road, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the most popular Ooty places to visit. Nestled amidst the dense forest, the waterfall is formed by the Pykara River. It cascades down into two sections with a height of 55 m and 61 m through multiple layers on the rocky bed providing a unique beauty to the stream. It is one of the must-visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers as part of their Ooty trip. The falls can be seen in full bloom during the rainy season that draws a huge number of tourists.
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Located on Coonoor – Mettupalayam Road, Law’s Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Ooty. It is one of the popular waterfalls in the Nilgiris, and among the must-visit places as part of Coonoor tour packages. The beautiful Law’s Falls is set inside the Coonoor forest range with vast stretches of undisturbed nature around. Named after Col. Law, who constructed the new Coonoor ghat, this waterfall is formed by the Coonoor river. The height of the waterfall is about 30 feet through multiple cascades. This small & pretty waterfall attracts a huge crowd, especially during post-monsoons. Ooty & Coonoor cna be visted along with Mysore tour packages.
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Kalhatty Falls is an attractive waterfall situated on the Ooty – Mysore Road or Sigur Ghat Road. Also known as the Kalahasti Falls, it is one of the top places to visit in Ooty, among the popular weekend getaways from Mysore. Set amidst the wonderful surroundings of the Sigur Plateau, the waterfall cascades down the verdant Nilgiri Mountains from a height of about 120 feet, and is considered to be an ideal destination for trekking in Tamilnadu. One can reach the falls through a private tea estate from the main road. Also, there is a viewpoint that offers a far view of the falls and also one can walk down through a narrow path from the viewpoint to get a closer view. Besides, the Kalhatty-Masinagudi slope is rich in wildlife such as Panthers, Bisons, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambars and different types of hill birds.
Kolakambai Falls is a magnificent waterfall located near Kolacamby, Tamil Nadu. Also known as Kullakamby Falls, it is one of the highest waterfalls in Tamilnadu and among the must visit Ooty tourist places. Standing tall at a height of 400 feet, this is the highest falls in the Nilgiris mountain range. It descends from the northern side of Kolakambai Hill, which is an important peak of the Nilgiri Hills range. A visit to these falls during the monsoon season can be quite breathtaking. The way to this falls is popular for hiking, trekking, and biking through the wild area full of natural flora and fauna that is typical of this mountainous range.
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Katary Waterfall is an enchanting waterfall located at Adikaratti village near Ooty and is the third-largest waterfall in the Nilgiris. Gushes down from a height of about 130 feet, it is a 2-tiered waterfall that forms a pool at the base. Also, it is the site of India’s first hydroelectric power project, the Katari hydroelectric system which generates 1000 KW of electricity from the mechanical energy of the falling water from the Katary Falls. During rainy season, the waterfall looks mesmerizing with all its full glory amidst lush green woods enveloped in mighty mountains in Ooty, among the most famous places to visit near Mysore.