Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kodai section

Before you reach the cool paradise Kodaikanal, you can’t miss few wonderful sights that come across the Ghats section while drive through Batlagundu – a town very close to the foothills of this hill station. Climbing couple of miles on the winding road holds a lovely view of the Manjalar Dam to the valley on left, which is situated by three sides of hills around, leaves you stunning with its vista.
Manjalaru Dam
Another few miles on Ghats is the Dum Dum Rock; with wide space on road, this hairpin bend holds a viewpoint to check the Manjalar Dam and the Thalaiyar Falls. Also known as Rat Tail Falls is a long thin white strip of waterfall flows across the valley, facing us to a background of black rock cliff is a nature wonder whether it flows or not.
Rat Tail Falls
Concentrating on the shape of rat tail, the falls has a low concrete wall on either side on the very edge at the top of the fall and leading to it is inaccessible except people who dare to hike to this rewarding height. For a hiker reaching the bottom of the falls is possible in the dry season following the backwater stream of Manjalar Reservoir. The falls is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu and third in India with 975 ft (297 m) tall is 267th highest in the world.
silver cascade 2
Silver Cascade is another beautiful waterfall comes very close nearing Kodaikanal, is first stop among its destinations and the flow of water is impressive except for its lack of pristine these days. Lately it was flood amazing! The 180 ft waterfall is caused by the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake and small stream by around.

The Kodai section will continue...

13 comments:

ladyfi said...

The scenery and your photos are majestic!

Ponniyinselvan said...

when I did my M.Phil I stayed at Kodai for 40 days.Every week end I used to go back to Metturdam, as karthik and Senthil were small boys.The stay was so good and I enjoyed both the studies and the climate.

ashok said...

nice snaps jeevan

sm said...

cool shots

monu said...

nice pictures!!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely pictures! I remember having seen some of these places:)

Eden said...

Beautiful photos. It is a great place to visit.

George said...

The view from the hills above the dam is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these waterfalls with us. Both are very nice. I look forward to seeing more of this part of your country.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I am enjoying seeing your world Jeevan...love the waterfall with the tourist at the bottom, contrast nature and commerce. Thanks for sharing your pictures and country with us bloggers.

Jeevan said...

Thanks a lot for all your comments and interest on sharing on my fav place kodai.

Krishna said...

thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with nice information

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely reading about the place.

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