February 26, 2015

Fairy Falls and Lyril Falls - Kodaikanal

Site Name: Fairy Falls and Lyril Falls
Site Type: Hill station, Waterfalls
Location: Pambarpuram area, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: Little known waterfalls of Kodaikanal
Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road 
Nearest Airport: Madurai 
How to reach: Well connected by road from Kodaikanal town
Hotel: A lot of options are available in Kodaikanal and Dindigul
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian and non vegetarian; North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, etc. in Kodaikanal


After visiting Kodaikanal, the popular travel destination in South India, I stopped calling any other city as 'City of Waterfalls'. Kodaikanal is dotted with so many small and big waterfalls which no other city and town could offer. Let us explore about two small little known waterfalls in Kodaikanal, Fairy Falls and Lyril Falls.

Fairy Falls as well as Lyril Falls are located in Pambarpuram area in Kodaikanal. Fairy waterfalls is very beautiful and it is located along with a small dam in a very secluded area full of trees. The falls is very tall. During monsoon, this place looks heavenly beautiful as the waterfalls is in full force.

Lyril Falls is a very small waterfalls located at a distance of around 1 km from Fairy Falls. As the advertisement of Lyril soap was shot in this waterfalls in the early 1980s, the waterfalls is called as Lyril Falls.

Happy travelling.

February 22, 2015

Bear Shola Waterfalls - Kodaikanal

Site Name: Bear Shola Waterfalls
Site Type: Hill station, Shola Forest, Waterfalls
Location: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A beautiful waterfalls located in Kodaikanal
Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road 
Nearest Airport: Madurai 
How to reach: Well connected by road from Kodaikanal town
Hotel: A lot of options are available in Kodaikanal and Dindigul
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian and non vegetarian; North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, etc. in Kodaikanal


After visiting Kodaikanal, the popular travel destination in South India, I stopped calling any other city as 'City of Waterfalls'. Kodaikanal is dotted with so many small and big waterfalls which no other city and town could offer. Let us explore about a beautiful waterfalls in this article.

Bear Shola Waterfalls is located at a distance of around 3 kms from the heart of Kodaikanal town. It is located inside a forest full of Shola trees and hence it is called as Bear Shola Falls. 

The waterfalls is picturesque during the monsoon season as it is a seasonal wateralls. The falls is very tall and it is attractive as it is not crowded like any other sites of Kodaikanal.

Happy travelling.

Gundar Waterfalls - Kodaikanal

Site Name: Gundar Waterfalls
Site Type: Hill station, Pine Forest, Waterfalls, Stream
Location: En route to Poomparai village, near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A beautiful waterfalls located inside a secluded pine forest
Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road 
Nearest Airport: Madurai 
How to reach: Well connected by road from Kodaikanal town
Hotel: A lot of options are available in Kodaikanal and Dindigul; no option near this site
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian and non vegetarian; North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, etc. in Kodaikanal; no option in this site



Kodaikanal is undoubtedly a popular travel destination in South India. Not only from South India, but from all parts of India, thousands of tourists travel to this Princess of Hill Stations everyday. However, hardly few tourists know about Gundar waterfalls, the hidden beauty of Kodaikanal. Let us explore about this site in this article.

Gundar Waterfalls is located in the route of Poomparai village at a distance of around 15 kms from Kodaikanal. More than the waterfalls, the 400 m. walk through the forest looks interesting. It is a secluded little known forest with full of tall pine trees. It is a perfect location for cine shooting though I am not sure if anyone has shot this location. It is advisable to go to this place in group for safety reasons.

After 400 m. walk through the forest, you would get to see Gundar falls. The waterfalls is not very tall. In fact the water flow is good only during the monsoon. It falls down and becomes Gundar stream in this site. This place is also called as Neptune's Pool.

Happy travelling.