Bear Shola Falls

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Time Required: 2-3 hrs

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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal Overview

Located at a mere distance of 2 kilometres from the Kodaikanal Lake, the Bear Shola Falls is a popular tourist spot in the region. This cascade is a seasonal attraction which comes to life in its fullest during the monsoons, when the water flows down from the hilltop making its way through the verdant greenery of the region. An interesting legend behind the unique name of this place is that it was a favourite haunt of a bear who used to frequent this water body to drink water, hence imparting it the name Bear Shola Falls. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere of this destination is a true haven for those who want to escape from concrete forest parks. A visit to this area will bring one up close and personal with many common and rare species of animals and plants.

If you prefer going to someplace which is more reserved and private and is much closer to nature than a jungle of concrete buildings, then you should Bear Shola Falls. Wrapped with dense forests coupled with the chirping of birds, Bear Shola Falls is a little heaven. Also, the forest area of the Western Ghats situated near the falls is a biodiversity hotspot where you can have a rendezvous with our furry friends in the wild.

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The terrain around the Bear Shola Falls is slanting and uninterrupted by humans, which makes it the perfect destination to go on a trekking adventure. As you approach the falls, you will encounter the hill path where you can reach by means of a motored vehicle. From there on, a concrete path leads the way to a short trek of around a kilometre which runs deep in the woods. The emerald greenery of the forest is the perfect setting for a quaint run through the region, where you will also encounter animals like monkeys and deer. With the charming beauty of Bear Shola Falls in the background, a trek through the Western Ghats is the perfect way to relax and refresh your mind, body and soul.

The frothy waters of Bear Shola Falls is most famous for its tranquil scenery where you can enjoy a laid back afternoon after you trek your way to the base. You can also sit back and watch the regional birds frolic around in all its glory, and if you have a camera handy, go ahead and click a few pictures too!

1. Be careful around the lake. The surface is often very slippery.
2. Monkeys here can be quite annoying, so keep a track of your belongings. 

The Bear Shola Falls is 3 kms away from Kodaikanal bus station. It lies at a distance of just 2 km from the star attraction of the hill station- Kodaikanal Lake, and you can take a bus or cab to reach this destination.

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