Distance (From Ooty): 23 Kms
Commonly Visited From: Pykara Dam & Reservoir
Trip Duration (From Pykara Dam & Reservoir, Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Pykara Dam
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: This place is usually visited from Pykara Dam & Reservoir (2 Kms)
At a distance of 23 Kms from Ooty & 569 Kms from Chennai (situated on Ooty – Mysore road near Pykara Dam), Pykara Falls is a majestic falls formed by Pykara River on downstream of the reservoir. This is one of the best waterfalls in Ooty and also one of the most popular Ooty tourist places.
The falls cascade down through multiple layers on the rocky bed providing a unique beauty to the stream. The lower part of the falls (that falls from a height of above 60 feet) is mostly closed in the monsoon season to avoid accidents. The falls offer best views in monsoons and post monsoons / early winter.
Swimming is possible at upper cascades, but not recommended as the path is filled with sharp rocks and depth of the water is very less. Swimming at bottom of Pykara falls is dangerous.
The falls can be reached by little moderate walk (5-10 mins) on well laid path from the entrance and parking location.
Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Nominal entrance fee is collected.