Thalaiyar Falls is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Kodaikanal and 485 Kms from Chennai in the Palani Hills of Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State India. Thalaiyar Falls is also known as Rat Tail Falls which is the sixth highest waterfall in India and the 267th highest in the world. Thalaiyar Falls is visible from the Dum Dum Rock viewpoint on the Batalugundu to Kodaikanal Ghat Road.
Fact About Thalaiyar Falls in Kodaikanal
Address: Thalaiyar Falls, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu
Location: Close To Ghat Road After 40 Kms From Kodaikanal
Height of Fall: 975 feet (297m)
Also Known As: Rat Tail Falls
Things to do: Trekking, camping, photography, bird-watching, angling, swimming
Signification: Listed in sixth tallest waterfalls of India.
Main Attraction: Falls of water
How to reach By Air: The airport nearest to Thalaiyar Falls is Madurai about 160 kilometres away.
How to reach By Rail: Dindigul Railway Station just 44 km away from Thalaiyar Falls.
How to reach By Bus or Road: You can hire buses or taxis from Kodaikanal to reach Thalaiyar Falls.
The Thalaiyar Falls is one of the most wonderful falls that you can visit on your tour to Kodaikanal. Thalaiyar Falls or Rat Tail Falls drops from a height of 975 feet (297m) and is the third highest waterfall in India. Legend has it that this rock was frequently visited by Lord Muruga on his voyage to Palani. Reaching by foot is allowed near the falls and it is a great experience for tourist who visit this fall.
Entry Fee and Timing for Thalaiyar Falls of Kodaikanal
Open Days: Open All Days (Do not visit during Rainy season its difficult)
Visit Duration: Approx 2 hour
Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best time to visit: September to May. Avoid visit during monsoon season.
Entry Fee: Free to all
The falls got the name of a Rat tail falls because it can be spotted as a silver line from a long distance on the way. These falls are a great place for hiking and trekking and must visit place when you visit Kodaikanal. The hike is very difficult and should be avoided by most of the people.