Located in southern Indian hill station of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, Bear Shola Falls is small cascade in green plantations. This is seasonal waterfall which flows to its full size in monsoons. This place got its name because it was drinking place of bears of forest. And word ‘Shola’ in the name is a type of forest that surrounds the cascade. The falls are base of River Parappar, which is now known as Tevankarai Aar.
With slanting height, Bear Shola Falls lies inside forest reserve which is unhindered by human. The region is peaceful, quiet and true haven for those who want to escape from hustling bustling of city. The forests here are renowned all over the world as a biodiversity hotspot. It is must-visit area because it has rare species of plants and animals. The best time to visit this place is in monsoon season.
The path to Bear Shola Falls is through hilly region which is rugged and unpredictable. It is 3 KMs away from Kodaikanal bus station and lies 2 KM from attraction- Kodaikanal Lake. The tourist attractions to be visited near these falls are Berijam Lake, Pine Forest, Kodaikanal Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Pillar Rocks, Christ the King Church, Guna Cave, Chettiar Park, and more.