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Bear Shola Falls

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Address: Reserve Forest | 3 km from Kodaikanal bus stand, Kodaikanal 624101, India

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We went there and was disappointed by the sight.The place is strewn with garbage. I have been there a couple of years back(just after monsoon) and had a better experience then.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went there and was disappointed by the sight.The place is strewn with garbage. I have been there a couple of years back(just after monsoon) and had a better experience then.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to this picnic spot around 11.00am in Feb 2015. The path leading to the falls is full of garbage. Due to non-rainy season there was a very scanty flow of water. The concerned authorities should keep the place clean and tidy to attract the discerning tourist.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a walk to the falls.Understandably there was only a trickle at the moment.Could be a great place if people didn't just throw their litter everywhere.Maybe some bins can be provided.Always find it sad to see nature spots looking like rubbish dumps.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure the small Bear Shola falls would look great when in full flow. Today there was only a trickle running over the impressively sheer dark granite cliff. Sadly the level of litter was less subdued! While much of Kodaikanal is very clean by Indian standards, the path through forest to Bear Shola falls disappoints somewhat.

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

These falls were once popular watering hole for bears. SORRY NO BEARS BUT POPULAR PICNIC SPOT. They are best in rainy season but worth a photo visit.

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Do not waste your time going here. We walked all the way from lake to this fall expecting to see nice view.. n it was literally waste of time.. we saw people washing their cloths all washing soap wrappers were floating in the water.

Kochi, Kerala, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The water fall is great and you can go inside it and enjoy. Also there is a small pine forest nearby which becomes an additionla place to have fun.

Chennai (Madras), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Water falls is great, chill water from the top falling like wanted to take a shower but here lot of public crowd makes this place messy People who comes here have created the place so messy by throwing all plastic water bottles, soap cover, shampoo cover and many more.I believe this place will become soon messy and unusable. if authorities... More 

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

By the name of it, Bear Shola falls sounded to be some huge waterfull with water gushing at high speeds. However, this was none of it. It was a pretty average fall of approx 20 mts height and around 15 mts width. For those of us, who have been to northern part of India, this one would not be exciting... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A beautiful waterfall if you are ready to walk up to it. A gentle 3 to 4 minutes walk on an uneven path - no inclines You just hear the sound of the water and the birds An appeal to visitors - please do not throw plastic covers or left over food items

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