Enjoy in the natural waterfall

Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal

Indulge in the scenic treat of the charming cascade
Tourism in Kodaikanal

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Best time to visit

Oct - May

Ideal Duration

5-6 Days



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Rs. 4,999
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  • Adventure

About Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal

Bear Shola Falls, a perfect picnic spot is located at a distance of 2 km from the Kodaikanal Lake in the Reserve Forest. As it flows in the forest area, the purity of the falls is unspoiled by human intrusions. There is an interesting legend behind the name of this tourist spot. It says that a bear used to frequent these falls to drink water; hence the name. The cascade comes to life in monsoons and presents a mesmerizing scenery as it gushes down the hill, traversing through lush greenery around.

Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal are blessed by serene natural charm, inviting everyone who looks forward to spending some quality time in tranquil environs. What makes this area all the more special is the fact that it is home to several flora and fauna species. The heaving terrains around present a breathtaking backdrop to Kodaikanal Bear Shola Falls. To the beauty, the chirping of birds adds symphony, making the atmosphere soothing. In addition, Western Ghats stretch their forest area, close to the falls, which is a biodiversity spot. Here visitors can witness furry animals in their natural habitat.

Bear Shola Falls are also a part of the Parappar River, which is known as Tevankarai Aar as it flows downhill. Its uninterrupted terrain makes it a perfect trekking destination. No wonder, adventure lovers look upon it as a suitable place to trek. On reaching the falls, trekkers come across the hill route, which is accessible by motored vehicles. A concrete pathway takes them on a short trek into the jungles. With the charisma of Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal as the background, trekking in this area is a great way to refresh and relax oneself. After trekking back to the base, trekkers can enjoy a lazy noon by the side of bubbly waters of Bear Shola Falls. Needless to say, clicking pictures comes as default in such a region.

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Pack a picnic hamper and start your 2-km hike from Kodaikanal Lake.

The waterfall is at its full glory during the monsoon season. Avoid visiting in summer as there is not much water here.

It is located only 3 km from Kodaikanal Bus Stand. One can either take a walk or hire a taxi to reach the falls.

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