Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Elk Falls

Elk Falls

Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:09 am

At a distance of eight km from Kotagiri, 28 km from Coonoor and 30 km from Ooty, Elk Falls is an impressive waterfall positioned at Uyilatty village close to Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu. It is likely one of the high waterfalls within the Nilgiris and among the many distinguished locations to go to throughout your Ooty Tour.

Regionally referred to as Uyilatty Falls, the beautiful Elk Waterfall is positioned within the midst of the idyllic Echoing Valley of Kookal within the South Nilgiris district. A lofty falls with patter water which bathe downstream offers the wonderful state of affairs and surrounds with blossom inexperienced tea and low plantations. A European home or Kannerimukku, constructed by British collector Sullivan is positioned close to the falls. This home was constructed throughout the colonial occasions of the British in India, within the 12 months 1819 and was the primary British residence in Tamil Nadu. At current, it will probably even be thought-about as a historic historical monument!

Although this waterfall is available in full gush solely within the wet season it’s value visiting this place to get the view of the Echoing Valley of Kookal. The Badaga Habitations, a serenely laid out woodland space of tea and low plantation will take you to a unique world as you hike alongside this area to achieve as much as the waterfall. The best time to go to can be the monsoon, throughout this time that the neighboring Kookal Valley blooms with mellow orange which stated to be one of many yummy oranges on this planet. There are a variety of heritage cottages of the colonial period that present plush lodging to the lodgers.

Timings: 6 AM – 5 PM

Entry: Free

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