Sometimes, perhaps most of the time, the most beautiful things to discover are the natural beauties of the world. Waterfalls, mountains, lakes and deserts: these tend to be the most powerful and stunning things on earth and can have far more sway over human thought and emotion than man-made structures. Today, let’s celebrate that by taking a look at some of the most beautiful Waterfalls in Tamilnadu.
There are many Waterfalls in Tamilnadu that are popular destinations for picnicking and recreation. Some of the waterfalls are:
List of Waterfalls in Tamilnadu
- Hogenakkal Falls
- Courtallam (Kutralam)
- Tirparappu Waterfalls
- Kolli Hills
- Catherine Falls
- Ayyanar Falls
- Agaya Gangai
- Kiliyur Falls
- Kumbakkarai Falls
- Suruli Falls
Famous Waterfalls in Tamilnadu Tourism
1. Hogenakkal Water Falls
Hogenakkal Falls is the most attractive tourist destination of Tamil Nadu. Hogenakkal Falls is among the famous water falls on the Kaveri River. Situated in the Dharmapuri district of the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, this falls is often referred to as the "Niagara of India". Settled amidst the Melagiri Hills, about 750 feet above the sea level the picturesque beauty of the entire place is really exciting, which helped it to become an attractive tourist destination of south India.
2. Courtallam (Kutralam)
Courtallam (Kutralam) situated at a mean elevation of 160m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District. Many seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tamirabarani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earn it the title the Spa of South India.
3. Killiyur Waterfalls Yercaud
Killiyur Waterfalls is amongst the well known waterfalls located at a distance of 3 kms from the Yercaud hill station, this is an ideal tourist spot to be visited in monsoon. The waterfall collects the surplus water of the Yercaud Lake and other surrounding lakes which falls in the form of a stream from a height of 300 feet. Surrounded by some of the evergreen forests this waterfalls is thick and rich during and after the monsoon season. The water flows from a giant lake into the Yercaud valley.
4. Catherine Falls
Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded fall located 7 km from Kotagiri Tamilnadu, located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops 250 feet (76 m) to the floor, and is the second highest in the Nilgiris (mountains). Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation to Kotagiri. The native name of the Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning "Foot Hills Dale River".
5. Kumbakarai Falls
Kumbakarai Falls is in the foothills of the Palani Hills. along the Kodai-Vellagavi-Periyakulam foot path. These falls have two stages. At the first stage water collects in huge rock recesses which are each named after wild animals such as tiger, elephant, snake etc. The Pambar river then flows .5 kilometers (0.3 mi) to the second stage before falling as the main waterfall.
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