Waterfall | Adventure / Trekking
India | TamilNadu | Coimbatore
#7 of 35 Places to Visit in Coimbatore
Distance (From Coimbatore Junction): 36 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. Siruvani Dam (5 Kms) can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 36 km from Coimbatore, and 50 km from Palakkad, Siruvani Waterfall is a scenic waterfall situated in the Siruvani Hills of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Tamilnadu, and among the must-visit places during your Coimbatore trip.
Also called Kovai Kutralam Falls, the Siruvani Fall is formed by the Siruvani river. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government with funds collected by the Tamil Nadu government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore city. The water of the Dam is famous for its sweetness and it is typically known to be the second sweetest lake water in the world. It is one of the major tourist places in Coimbatore.
The visitors are not allowed to see the falls after 5 pm as it is located in the center part of a dense forest. With an outstanding panoramic view, the Siruvani dam is extremely beautiful and breathe taking. Tourists cannot make their visit to this falls anytime because only a few numbers of buses are available to visit the place.
Sadivayal Checkpost, where an entry fee Rs. 50 is charged, is at the gateway to the waterfalls. Private vehicles are not allowed beyond this point. However, vehicles arranged by the forest department can be used for the conveyance to the point where the trek is to be started. No extra charges for this service. An almost 1 km trek-walk through the forest is required to reach the exact place for bathing.
The fall is best seen in the monsoon season between June and October. The upper part of the falls is dangerous with deep cliffs and tourist usually enjoy the beauty and bathing at bottom of the falls.
Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 50 for Person