Waterfalls in TamilNadu

 Best Waterfalls in TamilNadu

Tamil Nadu is the state in India, lies in western and eastern ghats with great natural diversity. The mountains and rivers combined created many endearing waterfalls. The Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu are the main tourist sites and there are many waterfalls found in remote area of hill stations.


Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls:

          Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas. The river flows over a series of waterfalls, the last two of 55 metres (180 ft) and 61 metres (200 ft) being known as Pykara Falls. The falls are approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the bridge on the main road. There is a forest rest house at Pykara. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boasts well-protected, fenced sholas, Toda settlements, large grassy meadows and good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, falls and reservoir attract many tourists.

Agaya Gangai Waterfalls (Kolli Hills):

Agaya Gangai waterfalls are located in Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats. Panchanathi, a jungle stream, cascades down as the Agaya Gangai (En: Ganges of Sky), near the Arapaleeswarar temple atop the Kolli Hills in district, Tamil. It is 300 ft waterfall of the river Aiyaru situated close to Arapaleeswarar temple. It is located in a valley that is surrounded by mountains on all sides.


Kovai Kutralam Falls (Coimbatore)

          Kovai Kutralam is a scenic spot with a gentle waterfall originating on the Siruvani hill ranges. It is located on the western ghat mountain range that lies to the west of this city at a distance of about 35 kms from Coimbatore. The siruvani dam is just above this water fall and this place is under the control of forest department. Permission has to be sought from them to visit this Kovai Kutralam Falls.

Kiliyur Falls (Yercaud)

          Kiliyur Falls is a waterfall in the Shervarayan hill range in the Eastern Ghats Tamil nadu. The waters overflowing the Yercaud Lake fall 300 ft (91 m) into the Kiliyur Valley. The falls is situated at a distance of 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the Yercaud Lake. The final 500 m (1,600 ft) or so consist only of a rough unpaved steep pathway. But it is a breathtaking sight in the monsoon time when the water levels are at the maximum. The best time to visit this place is immediately after the monsoons.

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