Catherine Falls, Coonoor


13.6/5(21 Ratings)

Catherine Falls, Coonoor Overview

Ranked 36 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty
Catherine Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Coonoor.
Located near Kotagiri, 10 km away from Coonoor, this waterfall is named after Catherine Cocburn, the wife of M.D. Cocburn, a pioneer coffee planter in Kotagiri.
Locally known as Gaddhehaada Halla, Catherine Falls plunges from a height of 250 ft and continues its course as Kallar River. The falls is best seen from Dolphin's nose view point.
The journey to Catherine Falls itself is an unforgettable experience as one has to drive through the pine forests and lush green tea gardens of Nilgiri Hills.
There are numerous trekking trails from the base of the falls to the Longwood Shola Forest. Prior permission has to be taken from the District Forest Officer.
Tourists can also visit Sim's Park, Kodanad Estate, and Guernsey Tea Factory situated near this fall.
Best time to visit Catherine Falls is from October to May, right after the monsoons, when the falls is in full flow. The falls is best enjoyed in the mornings with cool mist in the background.
Preferred by the whole family, Catherine Falls is easily accessible by road as it lies off the Kotagiri-Mettupalayam Road.

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What travellers are saying about Catherine Falls, Coonoor

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Narayan Rao

Narayan Rao2.1/5

2 reviews

View of falls is awesome

You cannot visit the falls directly.Important note : you have to see the falls from Dolphin nose point.This place is just to see the falls, not to enjoy the water in waterfalls.
  • View of falls is awesome

Anil Meena

Anil Meena5.0/5

4 reviews

Most beautiful place in Ooty

Catherine Fall of Ooty is actually a cascade of flowing water and everyone love this. This is most beautiful place in Ooty. Everyone should watch this place.

Rakesh Sheladiya

Rakesh Sheladiya4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful falls

It is a joyride to go this beautiful waterfall, it's indeed looks like paradise on the earth. Always travel in group here, there are small trekking spots also available, definitely recommended.



6 reviews

Nice place and seems nature's gift

It was a nature's gift. Good place to see. It is completely different from our day today living life style. Everybody should visit such places to relax from daily hectic activities life.

Umang Trivedi

Umang Trivedi2.1/5

17 reviews

Not worth it

You can skip this if as I would say its not one of the best attractions in and around Kotagiri. However, if you would like to have a good drive through the tea plantations, its recommended.

V Abi

V Abi3.6/5

5 reviews

Good spot

This spot can only be seen from Dolphin Nose located in Coonoor.
  • Good spot

Raja Shekar

Raja Shekar3.9/5

4 reviews

Good place and beautiful weather

The waterfalls sprinkling is a good experience to enjoy the nature as we are seen it from far that around 200mtrs but the thick forest around the waterfalls is nice to experience and the waterfalls is just like the milk flow in morning view.

Ashwini Acharya rao

Ashwini Acharya rao5.0/5

15 reviews

Covered with scenic beauty

Very far, but covered with scenic beauty. The people keep binoculars to see the falls

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy2.9/5

184 reviews

Not very attractive

Good to see, but still is not quite attractive as it had very little water.

Radha G n

Radha G n0.4/5

2 reviews

Catherine falls

No attractions for this sightseeing. As the water is very less and the view is far just to see from long distance. Way should be made to see the falls from near and to feel the falls.

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Photos of Catherine Falls, Coonoor

Catherine Falls, Coonoor, Ooty

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Narayan Rao

St. Catherine Water Falls
Catherine Falls, Coonoor, Coonoor

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V Abi

Catherine Falls view from Dolphin Nose
Catherine Falls, Coonoor, Coonoor

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Somak Sarkar

COONOOR - katherine falls from dolphin nose

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