List of Waterfalls Near Chennai

Chennai is one of the largest and populous cities in India, located in Tamilnadu state, on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The city holds many attractions and many Hill stations close to the city. The nearest waterfalls are located around 500 km from Chennai. The nearest waterfalls are in Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Coimbatore, and Kanyakumari. The Western Ghats ranges passed through in some districts of the state and many beautiful waterfalls can be found. Monsoon is the best time to see the waterfalls, better to choose the perfect time to visit the waterfalls.

Bear Shola Falls

Bear shola falls
Photo by Bala Mrgn via Flickr

Location: 2 to 3 hours from Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu – 624103
Distance: 512 Km
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

Silver Cascade Falls, Kodaikanal
Photo by Suhail90 via Flickr

Location: laws ghat road, 2 hours from Kodaikanal
Distance: 520 km
Description: Popular waterfalls plunge from 180 ft high, can experience nature in the surrounding of Silver Cascade falls, the best time to visit from October to May.

Catherine Waterfalls

Catherine falls, Aravenu
Photo by mkg_vijay via Flickr

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

Vaideki waterfalls

Location: 4 hours from Coimbatore junction
Distance: 533 km
Description: This beautiful waterfall located within the 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

Law’s falls
Photo by yrk1953 via Flickr

Location: on the way to Mettupalayam, Coonoor
Distance: 534 km
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 km
Description: One of the largest falls originates from the hill Megamalai, which is really great waterfall to see for Chennai inhabitants.

Siruvani Waterfalls

Siruvani Waterfalls
Photo by Sivakumar B via Flickr

Location: 4 hours ride from Siruvani Dam, Coimbatore.
Distance: 545 km
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

Monkey Falls
Photo by Sivakumar B via Flickr

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

Olakkay Aruvi waterfalls

Location: 4 hours trip from Kanyakumari
Distance: 691 km
Description: To get there everyone needs to trek an hour, it is only accessible by foot, the best time to visit is from June to October.

Thiruparappu waterfalls

Location: 3 hour trip from Kanyakumari, take a diversion from Trivandrum-Kanyakumari
Distance: 829 km
Description: A well-maintained waterfall 3-hour ride from Kanyakumari, visit here from February to October as it flows intermediate.

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