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Catherine Waterfalls in Coonoor

A marvel of nature in Coonoor: A double-cascaded waterfall
Catherine Falls In Coonoor

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About Catherine Waterfalls in Coonoor

Catherine Falls, also referred to as St. Catherine Water Falls in Tamil Nadu, is a major attraction in Coonoor, for locals as well as for tourists. The River Kallar of Tamil Nadu descends as the Geddhehaada Halla stream, and forms the Catherine Falls. Catherine water falls is a double-cascaded waterfall, wherein there are two floors of the falls. The upper floor of the waterfall drops to the ground. Catherine Falls near Kotagiri is the second highest waterfall in the Nilgiri Mountains. It is also one of the best places to relax for an evening, with friends and family. The picturesque views that can be seen from here are a major attraction for those looking to spend some time in the lap of nature.

There are also people who love to visit this place for the trekking opportunities it presents. People trek from places such as Kotagiri, to reach the summit of the Catherine waterfalls. Treks from Aravenu are also quite popular, especially for novices who find the simpler routes a delight to walk on. For the special Longwood Shola Forest trek, one has to take special permission from the District Forest Officer before embarking on it. This place can also be seen from Dolphin’s Nose Peak, another popular viewpoint of Coonoor. When touring across Tamil Nadu, make sure to pay a visit to Catherine Falls in Coonoor. Remember that the best time to visit Catherine Falls is from October to May, when the rains have blessed the region and made the river and the waterfalls swell up, so plan accordingly.


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What is the height of Catherine Waterfalls?

The height of Catherine Waterfalls is around 220 ft.

Is there any entry fees for visiting Catherine Waterfalls?

There is no entry fees for visiting Catherine Waterfalls.

Can one visit the top of Catherine Falls via car?

Yes, it is possible to reach the summit of Catherine Waterfalls via car, since there is a new motorable path there. Another way to reach it is via a steep trek.