At a distance of seven km from Kotagiri, 21 km from Coonoor, and 36 km from Ooty, Catherine Falls is a stupendous waterfall located close to Kotagiri in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It’s the second largest waterfalls in Nilgiris and the most effective waterfalls in Ooty. It is usually the most effective places to visit in Coonoor.
Cascades down from a top of 250 toes, the gorgeous Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall positioned at Aravenu. The River Kallar descends down the rocks as Geddhehaada Halla stream, to kind the Catherine Falls. Also referred to as Geddhehaada Halla by locals, this waterfall is known as after Catherine Cocburn, the spouse of M.D. Cocburn, who had launched espresso plantation to the areas of Kotagiri and Yercaud.
Catherine Falls is surrounded by lovely views of forest, tea plantations and the Mettupalayam plains. The falls is clearly seen from the highest of Dolphin’s Nostril and that is the one place the place you may get to full view of the falls. Although it isn’t potential to achieve the foot of this waterfall, one can go to prime of the falls for a very spectacular view. From a small city referred to as Aravenu on the Kotagiri/Mettupalayam Street, one has to go through Moon Street to achieve the falls. About 2-Three km trek is required from the closest street to achieve the falls. The journey to Catherine Falls itself is an unforgettable expertise as one has to drive via the pine forests and plush inexperienced tea gardens of Nilgiri Hills.
Many trekking lovers trek to this place from Kotagiri & Aravenu as properly. Kotagiri is properly linked by buses with Ooty & Coonoor. Prior permission needs to be taken from the District Forest Officer. Nearest street to Catherine Falls may be reached from Kotagiri by non-public automobiles.
Finest time to go to Catherine Falls is from October to Might, proper after the monsoons, when the falls is in full move.