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 itinerary builder app .
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  • 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 »
  • This waterfall is located away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. We went in the month of December and the weather was perfect for creating a great ambience. It was drizzling and was very fo...  more »
  • This fall is tucked away from the maddening crowds as the roads are too narrow for buses and Tempo Travelers to approach. It is quite clean and the water refreshing!  more »

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