28 picturesque waterfalls in Tamil Nadu

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

28 Picturesque Waterfalls of Tamil Nadu

The state of Tamil Nadu, the cultural capital of the south, topped with some of the best hill stations and beaches in India, is majestic. It is a delight during the monsoons when the many waterfalls here come to life in a glorious flow!

1. Courtallam Waterfall

Located in Tirunelveli, it is the largest waterfall of the state and one of the largest in India. It cascades down over 160 metres and meets the river Chittar. The Pongumakadal rock on the waterfall’s course is a popular spot. This fall is also known as ‘The Spa of South India’ due to the presence of many big and small waterfalls in the adjoining areas. The Kutralanathar Tem­ple is a popular attraction nearby.

2. Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls are located on the river Kaveri and is often referred to as the Niagara of India. The name is derived from two Kan­nada words – ‘Hog’ meaning smoke and ‘kal’ meaning rocks. This is because of the beautiful foam created from the cascade of the fall. The waterfall covers a height of 20 metres. Boat riding is a popular activity here. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the state.

3. Thalaiyar Falls

These falls are located in the Palani Hills of Dindigul, very close to Kodaikanal and is also known as Rat Tail Falls. This waterfall is the tallest one in Tamil Nadu and the third tallest in India. It falls from a height of 975 ft. One has to trek for 2-3 hours to see this waterfall.