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Catherine Falls, Coonoor in Kotagiri

Summer:18° C to 32° C(Pleasant)

Winter:12° C to 20° C (Cool)

Monsoon:June to September (Mild to Medium)

Best time to visit:  October to May

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Catherine Falls also renowned as St. Catherine Falls is one of the most coveted sightseeing spots in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu known for enthralling cascading falls. The water showers from a height of 250 ft. amidst the emerald forest.
The name of the fall is said to be christened after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, who is believed to be the initiator of the coffee plantation in Kotagiri. Tourists can view the impressive waterfall from the Dolphin’s Nose for the most pleasurable and mind-boggling view. You can also take a road trip to the fall for the eye-catching beauty of the Mother Nature. 
The water of St. Catherine Falls flows down and creates a water pool under the fall. Trekking fanciers can enjoy trekking in the Longwood Shola forest (about 3 km.) from Kotagiri. However, prior permission from the District Forest Department is mandatory.


Road: St. Catherine Fallscan be conveniently reached by road.Regular state transport buses are available from Ooty,Coimbatore and other cities of Tamil Nadu. Tourists can also book seats in private deluxe buses for a comfortable journey to St. Catherine Falls.

Railway: Mettupalayam (about 43 km.) is the nearest railway station to visit St. Catherine Falls. Tourists can enjoy the Nilgiri Mountain Railway service (toy train) to explore the scenic beauty of the hill station.

Airway: Coimbatore International Airport (about 88 km.) is the nearest airport to visit St. Catherine Falls. Private taxis and auto-rickshaws are available outside the airport for a convenient journey to Coonoor.