Kalhatty Falls

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Location : 13-Km From Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Tamil Nadu
Height: 122m
Also Known As: Kalahasti Falls
Nearby Attractions: Elk Hill, Fern Hill, Doddabetta, Pykara

The Kalhatty falls are located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13-km from Udhagamandalam on the Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty ghat road. Also known as the "Kalahasti Falls", the water here cascades down a height of 122m.

Kalhatty - Masinagudi slopes is rich in wildlife such as Panthers, Bisons, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambars and different types of hill birds. The falls attracts all sorts of animals like Panthers, Spotted Deer and Bisons, who come to drink water in the early hours of the day and at night.

Nearby Attractions
Elk Hill and Fern Hill are two high points on the southern and southwestern parts of Ooty. The former is a leisurely hour-long walk from the town and offers a clear view of the slopes leading to Mettupalayam as well as the quaint Lovedale, where there is a famous school. From the latter, one can see the thickly wooded resort of Avalanchi and Upper Bhavani which abounds in wild game.

Doddabetta, the highest peak (2,623 m) in the Nilgiris is a wonderful scene not to be missed by anyone who visits Ooty.

Pykara is a famous picnic spot for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Ooty. The Pykara Dam and the reservoir attract many tourists.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Coimbatore, 105-km from Ooty, is the nearest airport. There are regular flights to Coimbatore from Bangalore, Cochin and Chennai.
Rail: Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway connected to Mettupalayam (47-km), which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor.
Road: A good network of roads and national highways connect Ooty with all major towns and cities. There are regular bus services to and from Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut, Tirupati and other important destinations in South India. Ooty is also well connected with major cities of Kerala and Karnataka . For local transportation auto rickshaws are preferred and there are buses to nearby places of interest. Taxis can be hired for sightseeing.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the star and moderate class hotels, Youth hostel and lodges in Ooty.



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