Thalaiyar Waterfalls ,Tamil Nadu, India


Address -: Thalaiyar Waterfalls ,Batlagundu of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu State, India

Thalaiyar Falls, also known as Rat Tail Falls is located in the Batlagundu of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu State, South India. It is 975 ft (297 m) tall and is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu, the sixth highest waterfall in India and the 267th highest in the world.
On a clear day Rat Tail Falls is visible from the  Dum Dum Rock viewpoint on the Batalugundu-Kodaikanal Ghat Road, 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) away to the west. It appears across the valley as a long thin white strip of cascading water on a background of black rock cliff face that juts out of the foothills.
Hiking is allowed near the falls but only to their bottom and that too in the dry season, as there have been accidents when hiking to the top part of the falls. The hike usually begins at the Manjalar Dam proceeding along the path through the Mango orchards and potato fields around the Manjalar Reservoir and then goes up along the watercourse till the small shrine of Goddess Kamakshi. It is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Kodaikanal & 485 Kms from Chennai.
As you drive up the Ghat road to Kodaikanal, you can’t miss spotting the falls as they cut a silver swath through the mass of foliage enveloping the mountains. Legend has it that Lord Muruga used to visit this rock on his way to Palani.

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