Catherine Water Falls

About Catherine Water Falls, Things to do, Timings, How to reach and many more.

Catherine Water Falls are located in Kotagiri near Ooty. The place is very famous for its privacy from this busy life of urban areas. The Falls are surrounded by the lush green Nilgiri Hills and will witness the beauty of Nature. The height of the falls is 250 meters and is a double cascade fall. This fall is regarded as the second-highest waterfall of Nilgiris.

Catherine Water Falls

The place is in the lap of nature for travelers to immerse themselves in the surroundings. The emerald forests and the tea gardens take the visitors to feel like they are in heaven. It is an ideal spot and is the best place to visit in the whole district of Nilgiri. The water from the Kallar River flows through the Mettupalayam via Ooty road on the upper level of the mountains inflows in a double cascade from about 250 meters high.

Etymology of the falls

The waterfall is natively known by the local people as “Geddhehaada Halla” called as “Foothills of Dale River” in English.

Catherine Falls

Things to Do

The entire area is surrounded by beautiful greenery of the forest of Nilgiri Hills, plains of Mettupalayam and tea plantation. One can see the beauty of the fall from the Dolphin’s Nose which is 1000 feet above the sea level.

Photographers can capture nature in their cameras and it is the perfect place for both beginners and professionals in photography.

Tourist can enjoy some of the activities like trekking, hill climbing, and swimming are the adventures people can participate.


The waterfall can be visited from morning 6’o clock till evening 6’o clock.

Entry Fee

The entry is free for everyone.


The Waterfalls is the best place to have good stills exploring the nature that surrounded by the lush green plants and tree and also some of the bird species.

The photography is for free of cost.

Time to spend

One can spend 1-2 hours in the place enjoying the nature

Best time to visit

Tourists can visit the place from September till Mid-March

How to Reach

Coonoor to the fall – One has to travel for nearly an hour to reach the place in a taxi to reach the place. The place is around 21 KM from Coonoor


Ooty to the falls- one has to travel for one and half hour to reach the place by car to reach the place. The place is around 39 KM from Ooty.

Catherine Water Falls, Tamil Nadu 643201, India.

Contact Number

For More details and tour booking and for hotel bookings please contact – 8500898000, 9393939150 or visit our site

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