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Bear Shola Falls

Reserve Forest | 3 km from Kodaikanal bus stand, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Ranked #19 of 21 Attractions in Kodaikanal
Type: Waterfalls
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New Delhi, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Bear Shola falls might see its day with water gushing in cascaded flow but we had our share of disappointment when we visited during the end of July hoping to see something yet found nothing but rocks! No water!! Not a drop!!! Perhaps this place is good for nothing. Only to get a feeling of standing at the bottom of... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India
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64 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This falls is worth a visit when water is there. The time we visited, kodaikanal is simmering under water scarcity but it rained on the same day. The rains are minimal now and hence the falls is not having water... any way it is a sight to be seen.....

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All the water has been piped out for human use - it is just a waterless barren rock in the midst of woods.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited this place quite a long time back. The name bear shola is because it is located in the area named Bear Shola road. To get down to lake waters one needs to go down a steep slopy and slippery path. The water in the lake Is very cold and refreshing. Getting down for a few memorable clicks is... More

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chennai
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited the place with family. Such a great falls to see and relax. Very natural surrounding. Clean water, very refreshing. Travel to this place is little time consuming. But, still worth a visit. It should be more enjoyable during raining seasons. Check the water level before visiting. Though we visited in peak summer, there was water in the falls due... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This falls is a good trek from the side of the lake. Should be visited only during monsoon time as it is dry otherwise.

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Bangalore, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Feeling the Cold Mist in this kind of Crouching Summer is an Experience not the written as there would be no words.

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

May be a bad timing.. No water at all... Not even a single thread line of water... waste of time.. the path way to the falls gives deep forest feel.. except that i didnt enjoy anything...

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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

May be due to summer, there was no water at all.. May be better to visit during monsoon. You need to walk around 10-15min to reach the place and the road leading to the "falls" is quite narrow and if you are driving your own vehicle, you may want to park before the road gets too narrow.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

you will have to walk close to half a km and you will find very less water during summer. If you carrying kids and going with elders, this might not be the place. During rainy season and post that, there should be more water.

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