Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal

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#8 of 10 in Nature in Kodaikanal
Dip into the pool underneath Bear Shola Falls, a seasonal waterfall in a reserve forest that soars during the monsoon season. Gushing from a 12 m (40 ft) tall cliff, the water crashes into a small pool underneath, passing over smooth boulders as it runs. Named after the bears who come to drink water from the top of the falls, the site stands 10 minutes by foot from the nearest car park along a gently climbing trail. You can buy tea, water, and snacks at the entrance to the trek, but only during the monsoon season, as the falls reach their peak power in September and October. To visit Bear Shola Falls and other attractions in Kodaikanal, use our Kodaikanal family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are in a tight schedule donot waste a single minute going to bear shola falls. Its a small falls and not worth going to.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Bear Shola falls is nearly 3 km away from Kodaikanal bus stand.The place is best for picnic.The best time to visit this lake is during rainy season.This is because during this season,the beauty of the...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Bear Shola falls is around 2-3 kilometers from the Kodaikanal lake and is pretty good. we have to walk around 500 meters which is really a good experience. There is no entry charge for the falls & Par...  more »

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