Pykara Falls - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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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)

About Pykara Falls

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 and is situated downstream of the Pykara Dam.

Height of Pykara Falls

The Pykara Waterfall 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. There are barricades along with the waterfall viewpoint for the safety of the tourists. It is one of the must-visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers as part of their Ooty tour. The surroundings of the Pykara are famous for the Toda settlements and these are one of the very few placements where you find the Todas in their natural habitat.

Swimming at Pykara Falls

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.

Best Time to Visit Pykara Falls

The best time to see the waterfall is during the post-monsoon season. Avoid visiting during the monsoon months as the waterfall is unpredictable, and the level of water might rise suddenly without any forewarning which can result in catastrophe for any tourist.

Pykara Falls Timings

Monday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 8.30 AM - 5 PM

Pykara Falls Entry Fee

Entry: Rs. 10 per Person

How to Reach Pykara Falls

Pykara Waterfall is about 23 km from Ooty and can be reached by bus or cab. The waterfall can be reached by a little moderate walk (5-10 mins) on a well-laid path from the parking location.