The rains add more beauty to all the places, everything looks green and lively. A tour in the post-monsoon season is surely one of the best experiences. Tamil Nadu has several tourist places from temples, historical sites, religious sites, beaches, hill stations, rivers and so on. Among them, waterfalls are one of the prominent tourist attractions.
Especially, the post-monsoon season is the best time for visiting the waterfalls. The high levels of water in rivers, dams and falls is a visual treat. A trek amidst thick green trees, steep hills and a bath in the gushing water is most rejuvenating.
Here is a list of 15 waterfalls that are a must visit!
The beauty of Hogenakkal has got it the name the 'Naigara of India'. True to its name, Hogenakkal rushes with all the fervor.
It is a very popular waterfalls situated in Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu. In Kannada language 'hoge' means smoke and 'kal' means rock, meaning the water forms a smoke when it falls on the rocks.
Coracle ride and medicinal baths are also some of the attractions.
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River Pamba cascades to form Kumbakkarai falls in the foothills of Kodaikanal.
It is located in Dindigul district; it is around 85km from Madurai and 9km from Periyakulam.
Kumbakkarai waterfall is a lesser known tourist place in Tamil Nadu.
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Thalaiyar waterfalls in Palani hills is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu. It is also called as Rat Tail Falls because a white line is visible from a long distance.
The walk from Manjalar Dam is the best way to enjoy your visit to the falls. In a dry season, tourists can easily go the bottom of Thalaiyar falls.
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Courtallam or Kutralam is known for several waterfalls. Especially after the rains, it is a treat to visit these places.
Courtallam Falls is the main and a popular waterfalls in Kutralam.
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Surrounded by the evergreen forests, Monkey falls in Anamali hill ranges, is a must visit place in Coimbatore.
It is around 28km from Pollachi and is also famous for medicinal baths.
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Agaya Gangai falls can be seen in Kolli hills of Eastern Ghats. It is also called as Akash Ganga for its milky white appearance.
Situated near Arapaleeswarar temple, the waterfalls look different from various angles.
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Catherine Falls is situated in Kotagiri and is at a distance of 36km from Ooty. This enchanting waterfalls is one of the must visit places near Ooty.
Catherine Falls is also the second highest waterfalls in the Nilgiris district.
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Bear Shola Falls
Bear Shola Falls is one of the famous tourist spots in Kodaikanal. It is believed that once bears used to come here and hence the waterfalls was named as Bear Shola Falls.
It is a seasonal waterfall which fills up during the rains. Bear Shola Falls is located at a distance of 3km from Kodaikanal Lake.
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Katary Falls is the third largest waterfall in Nilgiris district.
It is at a distance of 15km from Coonoor.
Katary Falls plunges from the height of 180ft and the water is also used for the generation of electricity.
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Pykara River creates Pyakara waterfalls ; this beautiful place is a popular attraction along with Pykara dam, reservoir and a boat house in Ooty.
Pykara project is also one of the oldest power plants in South India. Tourists can enjoy boating and motor boat ride in the Pykara reservoir.
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River Siruvani plunges down the Western Ghats of Coimbatore to form Siruvani waterfalls.
Situated in Siruvani Hills, this falls is one of the famous tourist attractions.
Tourists should walk atleast for 1 km to reach the exact point and they can also enjoy the bath in the water.
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Fairy Falls is one of the enchanting waterfalls in Kodaikanal.
It is formed by the Pamba River and is situated at 5km from Kodaikanal Lake.
Fairy Falls is also one of the must visit places in Kodaikanal.
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Kiliyur Falls is formed by the Yercaud Lake in the hill station of Yercaud.
The lake is 3km from the waterfalls, a walk through the steep pathways to this falls is just amazing.
It is situated in Shervaroyan hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats.
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Silver Cascade Falls
Silver Cascade Falls is created by the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. It is also one of the prominent tourist places in Kodaikanal.
The silvery glitter of the water has got its name as Silver Cascade Falls.
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Kutladampatti Falls is near Vadipatti in Madurai, it is one of the lesser known waterfalls in Tamil Nadu.
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