Elk Falls, Ooty
Elk Falls is situated close to the Uyillatti village at a distance of about 7 km from Kotagiri. Though this waterfall comes in full gush only in the rainy season it is worth visiting this place to get the view of the Echoing Valley of Kookal.
The Elk Falls are located in the Nilgiri district of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They can be placed below the Uyillatti village. A European house or Kannerimukku, constructed by British collector Sullivan is located near the falls. This house was built during the colonial times of the British in India, in the year 1819 and was the first British residence in Tamil Nadu. At present it can even be considered as a historical ancient monument! The two-storeyed house is now in a sad-state or ruins. A village in Kotagiri also provides accommodation facilities to the tourists in classical yet well maintained British cottages, of the pre-independent era.
The road passes through serenely laid out Badaga habitations. Though the water is fully only in the wet months, the site is always worth a visit. It commands towards the north, a spectacular view of the Echoing Valley of Kookal and a vista of exquisite surroundings.
A lofty falls with patter water which shower downstream gives the amazing scenario and surrounds with blossom green tea and coffee plantations. The finest time to visit would be the monsoon, during this time that the neighboring Kookal Valley blooms with mellow orange which said to be one of the yummy orange over the world.