Katary Falls gathers its fame as the third largest waterfall in the Nilgiris. It is also the site of India’s first hydroelectric power project, otherwise known as the Katary Hydroelectric system. Katary Falls is 180 meters in height and is located 10 kilometers from the centre of Coonoor at Kundha road. The hydroelectric power plant generated 1000 KW of electricity from the mechanical energy of the falling water from the Katary Falls.
The hydro electric power station is an attraction on its own and attracts hundreds of visitors. Katary Falls, along with Law’s Falls, is located quite close to Coonoor. The waterfall is a sight to behold during the rainy season, with water flowing rampantly from the top of the mountain. The height of the location and the scenic beauty of the surroundings make Katary Falls look like a never ending cascade from the sky to the earth.