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

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Probably best after rainy season.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolutely hopeless place! There was no water(I visited in May) and placed smelt of excreta all over. Its not maintained at all!

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coimbatore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was amazed on the sounds of the waterfall, when it was heavily raining in kodaikanal, while going to the place, lesser number of tourists were there, and on nearing this fall, i was amazed and frightened on seeing the falls and hearing the sound it has created. What a wonderful falls, the local municipality should arrange roads to this... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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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.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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