How to Reach Catherine Falls in Kotagiri by Road, Train and Flight
Catherine Falls in Kotagiri is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Tamil Nadu. It is located near Coonoor and Ooty but reaching the falls can be quite tricky. Here are all the details on how to reach Catherine Falls by road, train and flight.
| Published: September 11, 2017 12:01 PM IST
Published: September 11, 2017 12:01 PM IST | Updated: September 11, 2017 12:01 PM IST
Catherine Falls in Kotagiri
Tamil Nadu in south India is full of marvelous wonders worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. Be it the magnificent temples of the state known for their history and architecture, or the natural beauty of its hills, lakes and rivers, Tamil Nadu has plenty to keep you awed. One such precious gem of Tamil Nadu tourism is the famous Catherine Falls in Kotagiri. Located in the Nilgiri district, Catherine falls is a double-cascaded waterfall that attracts several local tourists especially during the monsoon. It provides spectacular views of the surrounding hillocks and the gushing waterfall itself is a delight to witness. Best time to visit Catherine Falls is post-monsoon between October and May. You need to take prior permission from forest officials to visit Catherine Falls. Reaching Catherine Falls can be a tricky endeavor as no road leads directly to it. It involves a bit of a trek. Here are all the details on how to reach Catherine Falls in Tamil Nadu. CHECK OUT Offbeat places to visit in Tamil Nadu
How to reach Catherine Falls by road
Catherine Falls are located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. You cannot take your vehicle up to the falls so what you need to do is take the Moon road on Mettupalayam – Kotagiri road. After trekking for around 3 km through the pine forests and tea plantations, you will reach Catherine Falls. The Mettupalayam road is well-connected to major cities like Coonoor and Ooty with several buses and private vehicles plying between them. Catherine Falls is located 7 km from Kotagiri, 21 km from Coonoor and 36 km from Ooty.
How to reach Catherine Falls by train
The nearest railway station to reach Catherine Falls is Coonoor which is around 21 km away. It is well-connected by road to Kotagiri and Aravenu which is where you need to begin your trek to Catherine Falls from. The Mettupalayam railway station is around 33 km away while Ooty is around 29 km away. ALSO SEE Best tourist places in south India during summer
Catherine Falls Landscape
How to reach Catherine Falls by flight
The nearest airport to reach Catherine Falls is Coimbatore airport. It is 47 km from Kotagiri. Private vehicles, cars and buses ply between the airport and Kotagiri from where you can reach Aravenu and begin the trek to Catherine Falls.
So, next time you plan a trip to Tamil Nadu, add Catherine Falls to your Ooty-Coonoor circuit. The journey to Catherine Falls is an amazing experience in itself.