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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  • We visited on 1st May and it has no water at all. Its a dry waterfall. Try to visit in raining season.  more »
  • Not much water in the falls.Road to the falls very small.Will cause chaos in season.All around garbage.Nature not valued  more »
  • 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 »
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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)
  • No maintainence by govt... No water either , check my pics. was a nice walk though.. no parking facility at the entrance...No cleaning of plastic covers and plates since many days, no water is falling ... only a small drip of it - This is summer i agree... but i dont think its being maintained in rainy season either
  • A good place to visit! You need to walk some 2-3kms to reach almost the top.. It is said that wild animals like porcuppine, wild buffalo are present inside it! Plenty of pine trees give a eye worthy view!
  • Awesome place for trekking.. The best place in Kodaikanal. Do visit this place for sure. Be aware of bison here. You can do a short trekking here by climbing the falls, try it out. You'll feel this is the wonderful place in whole of Kodaikanal
  • Don't go to this falls during summer season, you'll be disappointed to see just a narrow stream of water. A 5 min hike is required to reach this place from the nearest place to park a car. Speaking of reaching here by car, the approach road is narrow and there is no proper parking space, be cautious about this. Recommended to visit during monsoon season.
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