List of waterfalls near chennai


Chennai is one of the largest and populous cities in India, located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. There are many attractions in the city, there are many Hill Stations outside the city. The nearest waterfalls located around 500 km from the Chennai city. The waterfalls in Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Coimbatore, and Kanyakumari are nearest to the City. The Western Ghats ranges crossed on the some districts of the state which naturally created rich places with beautiful Waterfalls. Monsoon is the best time to see the perfect beauty of waterfalls in India, so choose perfect time to visit the waterfalls.

Bear Shola Falls

Location: 2 to 3 hours from Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu – 624103
Distance: 512 Kms
Description: A Small waterfall in the middle of a lush green plantation with proper facilities, the best time to visit July to October.

Silver Cascade falls

Location: laws ghat road, 2 hours from kodaikanal
Distance: 520 kms
Description: Popular waterfalls plunges from 180 ft high, can experience nature in the surrounding of Silver Cascade falls, worth to visit in October to May.

Catherine Waterfalls

Location: on the Kotagiri-Mettupalayam Road, Aravenu
Distance: 527 kms
Description: This falls commonly visited from Kotagiri village, around 2 hours from Kotagiri, it can be visited all round the year, many trek from kotagiri and Aravenu.

Vaideki waterfalls

Location: 4 hours from Coimbatore junction
Distance: 533 kms
Description: This beautiful waterfall located within forest with wild animals and need to get prior permission from the forest guards, need to trek inside the forest to see this fall.

Law’s falls

Location: on the way to Mettupalayam, Coonoor
Distance: 534 kms
Description: The fall named after Col. Law who constructed the Coonoor ghat, located in on the way to Mettupalayam, Coonoor.

Suruli waterfalls

Location: 6 hours from Madurai, Near Kambam and Gudalur
Distance: 543 kms
Description: One of the largest fall is originate from the hill Megamalai, is really great waterfalls to see for Chennai inhabitants.

Siruvani Waterfalls

Location: 4 hours ride from Siruvani Dam, Coimbatore.
Distance: 545 kms
Description: Siruvani is the falls with deep cliffs, and bathing at the bottom of the falls, is best to visit from June to October.

Monkey’s Falls

Location: 2 hours from Aliyar Dam, Coimbatore
Distance: 565 kms
Description: This is the parennial waterfall, located near Aliyar Dam, is surrounded by greenery and bathing at the bottom of the fall, do not bath in the monsoons as the water flow is high.

Olakkay Aruvi waterfalls

Location: 4 hours trip from kanyakumari
Distance: 691 kms
Description: To access everyone need to trek a hour, because this fall only accessible by foot, best time to visit from June to October.

Thiruparappu waterfalls

Location: 3 hour trip from Kanyakumari, take diversion from Trivandrum-Kanyakumari
Distance: 829 kms
Description: A well maintained water fall 3 hour ride from Kanyakumari, visit here from February to October as it flow intermediate.