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Catherine Falls

#Waterfall in Coonoor

A major tourist hotspot in the Nilgiri Hills is the Catherine Falls, a double cascaded waterfall leaving you dumb founded. There are two part of the falls, known as the two steps - the lower and upper falls falling down from an unbelievable height. It is named after the wife of a MD Cockburn.

The falls is locally known as the Geddhehaada Halla, meaning the Foothills Dale River. From Dolphin's nose, you can get a stunning sight of the falls, which will be etched in your memory forever. The falls is surrounded by green peaks topped with a hint of white mist, dense forests and rolling Mettupalayam plains. Driving through pine forests and the lush greenery to reach the falls is a memorable experience in itself.

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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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