#4 of 40 Places to Visit in Ooty
Distance (From Ooty): 23 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Pykara Dam
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: This place is usually visited from Pykara Dam & Reservoir (2 Kms)
At a distance of 2 km from Pykara Lake and 23 km from Ooty Bus Stand, Pykara Falls is a majestic waterfall located in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Situated on the Ooty - Mysore road, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the most popular Ooty places to visit.
Pykara Falls is formed by the Pykara River on downstream of the Pykara Dam. The falls drops 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. The waterfall amidst the dense forest is a treat to watch. It is one of the must-visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers as part of their Ooty trip. During the rainy season, the waterfall is in full bloom. There are barricades along with the waterfall viewpoint for the safety of the tourists.
Swimming is possible at upper cascades, but not recommended as the path is filled with sharp rocks and the depth of the water is very less. Swimming in the lower part of Pykara Falls is dangerous and is mostly closed in the monsoon season to avoid accidents.
The best time to see the falls is in July. The falls can be reached by a little moderate walk (5-10 mins) on well-laid path from the parking location.
Timings: 8.30 AM - 5. 30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Person