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Catherine Falls, Kotagiri

#11 of 19 in Nature in The Nilgiris District
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris District, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a major tourist spot, located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops to the floor, and is the second-highest in the Nilgiri Mountains. The waters from the upper stream of the Kallar River are crossed by the invisible Mettupalayam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the southwest. The combined height of both falls is about 76 metres (250 ft).

Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced coffee plantations to Kotagiri. The native name of Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning "Foothills Dale River". The entire waterfall can clearly be seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls.
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  • Definitely a scenic place. A rejuvanating place especially in summer where you can enjoy the water with right amount of flow. The flow may increase during monsoons. It requires a one 1km trek to...  more »
  • The view from the top is nice but you can only see a small part of the falls. If you want to go closer to the falls or want to take a bath, you have to trek down for 3kms through tea estate and...  more »
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