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Catherine Falls

#Waterfall in Coonoor

Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri. 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 Mettupalyam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west. The height of water falls is about 250 ft.Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation to Kotagiri. It can clearly been seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose if seeing the entire waterfall as one total impression is what you are looking for. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
5861 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
11.3848289°N, 76.8539464°E
Distance from Coonoor to Catherine Falls
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Catherine Falls..

Overall Rating:3.8

  '4' out of 5
"An awesome place to hangout with friends. Nice cool, clean fresh river water. Away from the busy hustle and bustle city life. You could spend the whole day playing and gazing the nature. The best way to reach this place is by two wheeler. The roads are very steep and narrow. Guys who does not have enough riding experience do not attempt to ride bikes. The main water falls is very very steep, slippery and one should be very careful. Last do not forget to take sufficient food or snacks as there is no shop nearby."
  '3' out of 5
"Catherine falls is located in mid of the tea plantations. Beautiful views. You need to drive 10km from kotagiri town to reach this falls. Best place for hiking."
  '4' out of 5
"Oooohhhhhhhhh hooooooooo"
  '5' out of 5
"Wonderful place.There is a falls here you can bath."
  '1' out of 5
"Pls do not waste your time on this spot. I don't think there is a place as such. We were on wagon R. But the road was designed for a mountain bike. If you don't have mountain experience, I beg you not to come here. Waste of time. "

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