Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Mayil Uthu Waterfalls, Ladapuram, Perambalur

Mayil Uthu Waterfalls, Ladapuram, Perambalur

Mayil Uthu Falls is located in Perambalur District of the south Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is located in picturesque Pachaimalai Hills. These falls enhance the beauty of the Eastern Ghats in the state. Mayil Uthu Falls is in close proximity to Ladapuram Village. These falls form a part of the three waterfalls of the Pachai Malai Hills i.e. Mangalam Aruvi, Mayil Uthu Falls and Koraiyar Falls. Several tribes are seen dwelling in the vicinity of these hills. Amongst them, popular ones are the Malayalis, who sell their surplus agriculture produce in the townships.

The Mayil Oothu Falls will be getting a lot of water during monsoon showers. Though the falls remains dry for the major part of the year, a sharp spell of rain is sufficient to rejuvenate it and attract tourists for a couple of months from late October or early November. Although a person can drive up to a hamlet in the vicinity of the hills, he has to trek for some distance along a narrow path.

Ladapuram has 2 main falls one is mayilootru and another one is yanaikatti falls. In local language mayil means peacock it has this name because rock looks like peacock from where the water is falling.  Same applies for Yanaikatti falls, Yanai means Elephant in Tamil. It has this name because rock looks like elephant from where the water is falling.

This Falls is ideal to visit during rainy season to enjoy the beauty of the falls to its extensiveness. The approach path to this fall is a craggy hill path and hence appropriate means of transport is essential to reach the falls. This place can be reached by trekking. The forest that surrounds this fall 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 fall 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.


Mayil Uthu Waterfalls is located at about 5 Kms from Ladapuram, 7 Kms from Ladapuram Road Bus Stop, 18 Kms from Esanai, 23 Kms from Perambalur, 32 Kms from Thuraiyur, 56 Kms from Ariyalur Railway Station, 69 Kms from Pachaimalai and 75 Kms from Trichy Airport.