Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal

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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 itinerary builder app .
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  • Bear Shola falls is located around 2-3 kilometers from the Kodaikanal lake. Less crowded. path to this waterfalls is nice. visit if having enough time. Best view is in monsoon.  more »
  • One of the best waterfall in kodaikanal. When we visited there was literally no one at falls. View wise it is good.  more »
  • This is an off the beaten path kind of experience that not many visit. The path to the falls was strewn with Garbage. There were some local boys sitting on top of the falls, drinking and throwing bott...  more »
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  • Bear Shola falls is around 2-3 kilometers from the Kodaikanal lake and is pretty good. It is very less crowded as not many travel agency take people to this fall. Although the water flow in the falls is very low but to reach the falls we have to walk around 500 meters which is really a good experience. There are two falls one at the front side and one at the back side, the front side of the falls is not good as it has very low water flow level whereas the falls beside it is much better but the height is low. There is no entry charge for the falls. Overall a good water fall to visit with lot of greenery with it & a peaceful place. I have shared some of the pics taken that is captured on the way to falls (while walking)
  • The road to this waterfalls was narrow. There is no parking space near the falls. I didn't like the falls but path to this waterfalls is nice. If you don't have enough time then you can skip this place.
  • Went there during the week and there was no one else there. So enjoyed the place all to ourselves. Nice small water fall. Nothing spectacular but all waterfalls are fascinating to look at.
  • Awesome falls, in the interior of western ghats. Little walk is required from the main spot. Vehicle parking is a big headache as we need to travel through a residential space
  • Nice and short waterfall near Kodaikanal, nice scenic beauty, wonderful​ landscape view. This waterfall can be viewed only in the rainy season. No parking space available yet very eye-catching views which attracts the visitors the most.
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