Gaur Vellaiyan Falls, Kodaikanal
Gaur Vellaiyan Falls at, 52 feet (16 m) high, is along the Kilavarai trail between Kilavarai and intersection 11 with Kodaikanal–Munnar Road, 40 kilometers (25 mi) from Kodaikanal. The local language of the region is Tamil and most of the locals cannot converse in any other language. The best time to visit the Gaur Vellaiyan falls is in the months of September to March.
Gaur Vellaiyan is an ideal spot for picnic or excursion for the locals as well as the tourists by large. These falls are part of the region of Kilavarai. The high altitudinal meadows surrounding the cascade add to its natural beauty. The tourists enjoy trout fishing in the streams around the cascade, in the region.
You must carry a camera when you visit this stunning Falls. The sight of waters disgorging from a height of several feet is always mind-stilling. The surrounding forests add more exquisiteness to the setting.
This Falls is ideal to visit during rainy season to enjoy the beauty of the falls to its extensiveness. The approach path to this falls is a craggy hill path and hence appropriate means of transport is essential to reach the falls.
This is a high place for hiking a trekking and one has to cross a craggy trek to reach here. The forest that surrounds this falls is home to numerous plants and animals so it would be a great place to visit for the wildlife enthusiasts. The volume of water will be great during the monsoons.
Dressing Restrictions: There aren’t any specific dressing restrictions and you may choose to wear clothes as per your convenience. It may also depend on the season of your visit.
Coordinates: 10°11'46"N 77°18'37"E
Best time to Visit: The Best time to visit the falls would be between the months of September to May. The falls are at its best during the rainy season.
Visiting Timings: The timings to visit this falls are between 10 am to 6 pm. However there are no specific time restrictions and you may visit it as per your convenience.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to visit this place.
Restrictions: There aren’t any restrictions on things you can take. You may carry food and water as per your requirement. It is advisable to carry fewer luggages as you may not find a suitable place to keep them.
Suggestions: These falls are a great place for hiking and trekking, so if you are in search of a good adventure, this is a great place to be. It is also a great place for photography.