Catherine Falls

Coordinates: 11°23′05″N 76°51′17″E / 11.384636°N 76.854765°E / 11.384636; 76.854765

Catherine Falls view from Dolphin's Nose

Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris District, Tamil nadu and it is also a major tourist spot in Kotagiri, located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops to the floor, and is the second highest in the Nilgiri mountains. The waters from the upper stream of the Kallar river are crossed by the invisible Mettupalyam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west. The height of water falls is about 250 ft.Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation to Kotagiri. The native name of the Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning "Foothills Dale River". It can clearly been seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose if seeing the entire waterfall as one total impression is what you are looking for. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls.[1][2][3]

See also


  1. "Kotagiri". Retrieved Sep 27, 2011.
  2. "Kotagiri". Retrieved Sep 27, 2011.
  3. "Discover the enchanting hills". Retrieved Sep 27, 2011.

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