Tamilnadu Waterfalls Attracts Crowd

The weekend gone by witnessed unprecedented rush at over eight prominent waterfalls in Tamil Nadu bringing back the smile on the faces of traders and hoteliers. After the monsoon and the gradual receding of the nippy weather, visitors are heading for the waterfalls and boating yards across the state.

With vibrant western ghats and ecological hotspots, Tamil Nadu accounts for 47 waterfalls located in 12 districts spread across the state. “The period from February attracts huge crowds and the activity is sustained till the onset of summer.

Last year, many who had turned up at the Courtallam falls during peak summer were disappointed when the thundering cataract became a trickle,” an official said.

The rumbling Hogenakkal falls bordering Karnataka and situated about 46 km from Dharmapuri had lured huge crowds last weekend.

“The tourism season at the falls has commenced and it will peak during summer vacation,” an official said.

Closer to the city, the Jalagamparai falls in Yelagiri and the Akash Ganga falls in Kolli hills too have started receiving scores of visitors.

However, Chennaiites who got to experience waterfalls during summer had to forfeit it. The massive artificial waterfalls put up during the Kodai Thiruvizha (Summer fest) at the Island Grounds here was dismantled. The project had run into rough weather and the TTDC, which has established the 50-foot high waterfalls — Ayyan Aruvi – on revenue sharing basis shelved the Rs 2 crore project. However, the water-based theme parks on the fringes of the city have planned it big to attract visitors this summer.

The number of visitors would swell when families descend at the falls once the final examinations of children are over in April.

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Posted on February 24, 2012, in Adventure, Attractions, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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