Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gundar Falls, Kodaikanal

Gundar Falls, Kodaikanal
Gundar Waterfalls is located in the route of Poomparai village at a distance of around 15 kms from Kodaikanal. More than the waterfalls, the 400 m. walk through the forest looks interesting. It is a secluded little known forest with full of tall pine trees It is advisable to go to this place in group for safety reasons.
Move and steady through the wattle forest and some shoals down towards the Gundar River and the Gundar Falls. It starts on the Observatory road. From there, walk on and look for a path leading downwards to the right. Follow the path down the valley. After a while you’ll be crossing a small stream. Then you will find the parallel path to the stream along the side of the hill down to where the stream joins the Gundar River. It’s a Magnificent Valley with silver spread of water flow.

It has a slanting height and lies inside a forest reserve that is unhindered by human encroachments. It is quiet, peaceful and a true haven for those who want to escape from concrete forest parks. A visit to this area will bring one up close and personal with many common and rare species of animals and plants.
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.
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.