Allow These 6 Beautiful Waterfalls Near Ooty To Engulf You With Their Magnetism!
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The South Indian summer hill station, Ooty is a scenic delight for any traveller. It's a treasure trove of all things beautiful showcasing flourishing forests, extensive tea estates and cascading waterfalls, of course! Here are some of the best waterfalls in/near Ooty to check out ASAP.
1. Law's Falls
Picture Credits: Maheswaran Manickam
This place is a perfect picnic spot visible from the Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint. The water cascading amidst the mountains makes it a magnificent sight to behold. This beautiful waterfall is set aside from the busy city life amidst the lush green forests of Coonoor and would be the perfect place to escape the hustle & bustle of the city.
Location | Coonoor, The Nilgiris
Distance From Ooty | 26 Kms
2. Kalhatti Falls
Sliding from the slopes of the Kalhatti mountains, this is one of the must-visit tourist destinations of Ooty. Ideal for bird watching, hiking and trekking, it is frequently visited during the monsoon. If you’re lucky enough you could even spot a panther, tiger and deer here early in the morning!
Location | Manchethevaru
Distance From Ooty | 13 Kms
3. Catherine Falls
One of the renowned tourist spots in Kotagiri, Catherine Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the verdurous Nilgiris. This double-cascaded waterfall offers a picturesque drive and a trek of 1.5 kms to reach the base of the waterfall. Surrounded by coffee plantations, it has become a popular tourist destination in Ooty.
Location | Coonoor, Nilgiri Biosphere
Distance From Ooty | 36 Kms
4. Pykara Falls
An ethereal waterfall located in the village of Pykara, this waterfall is the ideal place for spectacular views and peaceful boat rides along the Pykara Lake. The neighbourhood is famous for Toda settlements which has been declared as a heritage site making it a must visit tourist destination.
Location | Pykara, Sholur
Distance From Ooty | 2 Kms
5. Monkey Falls
At just a 4-5 hours drive from Ooty, Monkey Waterfalls is enveloped by rocky terrains and greenery all around offering sporting and recreational activities for each one of its tourists. Oh, and you can enjoy a rejuvenating bath under the clear and chilly waters of the fall. Sounds thrilling, Right?!
Location | Coimbatore
Distance From Ooty | 152 Kms
6. Elk Falls
Elk Falls boasts of surreal surroundings. It's an airy fall located amid the dense forests of Uyillatti Village at a distance of about 7 kms from Kotagiri. The lush tea estates and coffee plantations in the surroundings make it look like a postcard stamp! This place is a definite treat to the eyes and soul.
Location | Mettupalayam, Kotagiri
Distance From Ooty | 40 Kms
Don't miss out on these marvels of nature!