There are few states in India that offer big and tall waterfalls, and the southern states are really home to so many falls that are enjoyed by tourists from all over the country. Actually, there are no waterfalls in Chennai, so people search for them in nearby places. Falls are mostly enjoyed in the rainy season as the capacity as well as the speed of the flow increases. So if you wonder where to visit in monsoon then, definitely waterfalls are going to fulfil your lust for something exciting and eye-catching. Waterfalls are the most beautiful creation of nature and there are many majestic waterfalls near Chennai, a few best ones have been mentioned here.
Silver Cascade Falls
This waterfall enfolds its beauty in the place called Kodaikanal, not very far away from Chennai. It is an ideal place for the nature enthusiast as besides this 180 feet high waterfall there are fruit vendors and a few souvenirs. Monkeys are huge in numbers in this place. It is located at a distance of 520 kilometres from Chennai at a place named On Laws Ghat Road. Kodaikanal Central bus stand is the place from where you can reach this falls after driving for 2 hours. The best time to visit the place is from October to May.
The one and only waterfall that is featured with streams of water are Catherine Waterfalls in Coonor. To have a spectacular view of the falls you need to go to the top of the dolphin’s nose. This is a wonderful region for trek lovers who would get a chance to do trekking from Aravenu as well as from Kotagiri. It is situated at a distance of 527 km from the main city, Chennai. The place can be visited all year round and is the most amazing falls near Chennai.
This mesmerising waterfall near Chennai is accompanied by enchanting dense forests and originates from the hills of Magamalai in Madurai. The falls can be enjoyed all through the year and is a perfect tourist destination with some nearby attractions such as Suruli Velapper temple and Kailashanatha temple. Situated at a distance of 543 kilometres it takes nearly six hours to reach Chennai. The best time to visit here is from June to October. The falls stand on the way to Thekkady near Gudalur and Kambam.
This falls near Aliyar Dam in Coimbatore which stands between Valparai and Pollachi. The best time to enjoy it is from October to March. Although you can get a chance to take a bath under the falls it is a bit risky to take the chance in the monsoon due to the high flow of water. It takes one or two hours from Aliyar Dam to reach there. The fall is a perennial waterfall and is enclosed within vegetation and lush greeneries.
Olakkay aruvi Waterfalls
The falls is in between the hills and can be reached after a trekking journey. If Kanyakumari is on your list o destinations then this is a must-visit region where you will get the opportunity to walk on foot and do a trek accompanied by lots of adventure and thrills. It is at a distance of 691 kilometres from Chennai. June to October is the best time to visit. It is basically visited from Kanyakumari and takes four hours to reach there.
It is a waterfall in Coimbatore and is at a distance of 545 kilometres from Chennai. The place is a wonder lust for nature lovers and is a suitable one to bath under the shower provided by nature. The view is definitely eyed soothing and is a popular tourist destination. The occurrence of deep cliffs at the upper part makes the pat dangerous but bathing is a delightful activity mostly enjoyed by the travellers.
Other than the above-mentioned waterfalls there are many others too in Tamil Nadu such as Tada falls, Kailashakana, Hogenakkal, Talakona, Kaigal, and Agaya Gangai Falls that are beyond description. Chennai is known to be a place of varied interests such as beaches, temples, malls and theme parks but waterfalls are something that fulfils the lust of nature enthusiasts.