WATER FALLS

Coimbatore - District

Kovai Kutrallam

It is 37 km. from Coimbatore and 5 km.away from Alandurai village. Kovai-CoutrallamIt is perennial waterfalls located in the Western Ghat forest. It is also known as Sengupathy waterfalls. It is surrounded by a thick forest and is full of flora and fauna.

Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam

The waterfalls and the dam are about an hour's drive from Coimbatore. The water of the Siruvani is known as for its good taste. The panoramic views of the dam and the falls are enchanting.

Thirumoorthy Waterfalls

Thirumoorthy Temple It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills Thirumoorthyadjoining the Thirumoorthy Dam. This is about 20 kms. from Udumalpet on the Highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfall. The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms. from here. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.

Vaidehi Waterfall

It is located 30 kms. from Coimbatore through the Narasipuram village. It is a fine picnic spot for trekkers. The perrennial waterfall is a major attraction.

Monkey Falls

It is 65 km from Coimbatore and 27 km from Pollachi Monkeyfallson Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai Highways.

Dharmapuri - District

Hogenakal Falls

At many places the falls descends as far as 20 mtrs. The water also makes a continuous thundering sound. This gives the area a different atmosphere. At Hogenakkal the water spreads for miles around. The locally made boats are called Parisal . A parisal ride will give you a rare experience. Surrounded by hills at various heights, Hogenakkal offers the visitors a different ambience and is a refreshing place to relax. HogenakkalFresh fish caught in the river is cooked and served. One can also take bath in the falls. Local people give oil massages. As the river flows through out the year, Hogenakkal can be visited through the year. To add attraction the forest department maintains a mini zoo and a crocodile park here. The New Moon days in the months in January or Thai and in July or Adi are special for the pilgrims who arrive to take a dip in the river. However on Adi 18th, which is in August, a festival to the river goddess is celebrated.

Dindigul - District

Thalaiyar Fall

Thalaiyar Falls, also known as Rat Tail Falls is located in the Palani Hills of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu State, South India. It is 975 feet (297 meters) tall and is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu, the third highest in India and the 267th highest in the World.

Silver Cascade

Silver Cascade waterfall is located on the Ghat Road about 8 km from Kodaikanal. Silver-cascadeThe overflow of Kodaikanal Lake comes down here as sheer drop of 180 feet high falls leaping over a steep cliff, crashing into a pool beside the Ghat Road. This waterfall can be delightful and impressive during the monsoon when the fall is in full flow. Silver Cascade Falls was noted for its erstwhile clean, pure and glittering water and so the name Silver Falls. It is a wonderful roadside scenery not to be missed en route to Kodaikanal. Earlier the authorities used to let tourists take a quick bath here. Nowadays, the Cascade area is fenced and a small park is maintained around it, so its good only for a 5 min break of journey and snaps. The water quality (from the Lake - impure source) is also reportedly poor nowadays, not good enough for taking bath.

Pambar Falls

This magnificent falls is also popularly called as the Pambarfalls'Grand Cascade'. It can be reached by a steep, slippery path behind Pambar house. Racing down Pambar Ravine is the zig-zagging Levinge stream that cascades over a series of rock formations. The Pambar Ravine showers down the Waterfall and a series of steep and precariously slippery rocks during its meandering course. Pambar Falls is a splendid surprise that awaits tourist as they journey across the rigid paths fringed by rugged hills. It is 4 Km from Kodaikanal Bus Stand.

Bear Shola

Bear Shola Falls situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, among the Palani Hills, Bear-sholaKodaikanal is one of the unexplored destinations of southern India. With its intoxicating air, breathtaking scenery and serenity that you can hardly find in any other hill station, Kodaikanal is an ideal summer resort for the travel buffs of the southern plains.

Kanyakumari - District

Thirparappu Waterfalls

Thirparappu literally means a pavilion of beauty and sanctity. The panoramic view of the Lord Mahadevar temple Thirparappuor (Lord Shiva) atop green hills and the perennial River Kodayar running in front of the shrine is really fascinating and attractive. The Kodayar makes its descent at Thirparappu and the sparkling waterfall is a rich feast for the eyes.

Aruvikkarai

Situated in lush green surroundings, Aruvikkarai (also spelt Aruvikkara) is a small town in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Ponmani is situated in the east, Thirparappu in the north-east and Arumanai in the north-west. It lies near Thiruvattar, Aruvikkaraiwhich is about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Hanging Bridge at Mathur is the prime attraction. Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thengapattinam, and Thriparappu Waterfalls are nearby tourist spots. Accommodation facilities are available at Nagercoil. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. Kuzhithurai Railway Station serves the town. Nagercoil Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railhead. Aruvikkarai can be accessed from Kuzhithurai and Nagercoil by road.

Namakkal - District

Kolli Hills has been the top choice for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts, trekking clubs and meditation practitioners among hill stations in Tamil Nadu. In comparison to other hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kolli Hills is not commercialized, less polluted and offers unique mountain ranges. Kollifalls The district administration has recently developed a botanical garden, Boat house, Cave house, New waterfalls called Masila Falls. The administration also celebrated "Ori festival" with lot of cultural events.

Agaya Gangai Falls

Agaya Gangai waterfalls is located in Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats. Panchanathi, Agaya-Gangaifallsa jungle stream cascades down as the Agaya Gangai (En:Ganges of Sky), near the Arapaleeswarar temple atop the Kolli Hills in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu.

Nilgiris - District

Pykara Lake And Water Falls

It is situated about 21 kms. on the Ooty - Mysore road of well protected fenced shoals,Pykarafalls toda settlement, undisturbed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, the reservoir, waterfalls and the Boat House attracts many tourist.

Kalhatty falls

It is located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13 kms. from Udhagamandalam on the Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty ghat road. The height of the water falls is about 100 ft. Kalhatty - Masinagudi slopes is rich in wildlife such as Panthers, Bisons, KalhattyfallsWild Buffaloes, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambars and different types of hill birds.

St. Catherine Waterfall

St. Catherine Waterfall From Dolphin's Nose of Coonoor one can have a magnificent view of St. Catherine Waterfall, Catherinefallswhich is about 250 feet in height. But it can be reached from Kotagiri 8 kms away. To reach the top of the hills tourists should take a diversion at Aravenu on the Kotagiri-Mettupalayam road.

Moyar Falls

Moyar River running through the dense forest is a good place to see animals when they come to drink water from the river. Moyar River Gorge, also called the Moyar Canyon, Moyar-fallsis a dramatic 20 km long gorge dug out by Moyar River, which plunges into the gorge below Theppakadu in a roaring water-fall popularly known as Moyar falls.

Law's Falls

7kms from Coonoor, set inside the Coonoor forest range with vast stretches of undisturbed sholas, the Laws falls is a paradise for naturalists. The water fall is very wild and rocky.

Katery Falls

A diversion from Coonoor on the Kundah Road about 1 km from kendala Village. Water from the Katery dam flows as a falls. This is one of the highest falls in the Nilgiris.

Theni - District

Kumbakkarai Falls

Kumbakkarai Falls is an amazing feat of nature, and is yet another of Tamil Nadu’s tourist attractions. KumbakkaraifallsComparatively less known, these falls offer a breathtaking view. Situated at the foothills of the Kodaikanal hills, the falls are located 8 kms from Periyakulam. The water from these falls is full of the goodness of minerals and herbs that grow on the mountains. There are two stages to these falls. At the first stage the water gathers in huge rocky recesses that are variously named after wild animals such as the tiger, elephant, snake, etc., before the water drops as the main fall. Bathing is possible.

Suruli Falls

Suruli Falls that drops from a height of 150 feet gathers into a pool, flows for a short distance and again plummets to a depth of 40 feet, offering a spectacular sight of nature’s raw and wild beauty. The dense forests that surround it provide an awesome backdrop. SurulifallsFacilities are available to bathe in the waters of these falls. The special feature of the fall is that it is “a round the year” fall. However, the best season to visit is June–October, when the water column is heaviest. The beauty of this fall finds mention in Tamil epic, Silappathikaram written by poet Ilango.

Thiruvannamalai - District

Beema Falls

This falls is situated 5 kms away from Jamunamarathur. Water flows approximately for 8 months of the year. The refelction of sun on the water falls glow like a silver sheet that is a beautiful and magnificent sight. This falls is one of the main attractions of tourists. BeemafallsPeople enjoy bathing in this falls. Majorities of the people enjoy bathing at this falls where water flow is less. The route to the falls and a bath will have an exotic extravaganza. This place is the resplendent rendezvous.

Tirunelveli - District

Kutrallam (59 kms)

Kutrallam, the " Spa of the south" is situated at an elevation of about 170 m high, Kutrallamon the western Ghats in Thirunelveli district. This is not only a tourist spot but also a health resort too. The waterfall has medicinal properties since the water runs through forests of herbs and the water has therapeutic qualities to cure physical ailments. During the season between June to September every year thousands of tourists visit this place.

Papanasam

It is located 60 kms from Thirunelveli. The famous Shiva temple is located at the bottom of Western Ghats and also very near to the origin of the River Tambraparani. Every year The Chitrai Vishu festival is celebrated in the month of April and another festival Adi Ammavasai is celebrated in the month of July and lakhs of people congregate there. It also serves as a picnic spot.

Kalyanatheertham

This is a holy pool located at an elevation of 125 feet on the AgasthiyarPabanasam-Kalyanatheertham falls and it gets its water flow from this pool only. This is called kalyanatheertham. Near the pool, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Panartheertham

The River Tambraparani commences its course from this point. It is located just opposite the upper dam. One can reach this spot, crossing the dam by boat when the dam is full. During the festival days domestic tourists around Papanasam visit this place. PanartheerthamAgasthiyar Temple and Falls: This temple adjoining the falls named Agasthiyar falls is located half way to the Panatheertham, which is at a distance of 4 kms from Papanasam Shiva Temple. One can reach these Agasthiyar Falls and the Temple by trekking a distance of 3 kms. Regular buses are available to visit these temples.

Vellore - District

Amirthi Waterfalls

Amirthi Forest (24 kms) South of Vellore is the panoramic Amirthi forest, which is rich Amirthiin its variety of flora and fauna. Half of this jungle is cleared to serve as a tourist spot while the other half is developed as a wildlife sanctuary. A trek for a km leads one to a full view of seasonal waterfall.

Jalagamparai-falls

A lovely waterfall about an hour's trek from Yelagiri has been created by the Attaru River, Jalagamparaifallswhich flows through the Yelagiri hills. The Government Silk Farm is famous for its mulberry plantations. The sericulture tour can provide you immense pleasure as you get a chance to see a silk farm up close. Nearly an hour's trek from Yelagiri, this fascinating waterfall is an attractive spot for couples.