Courtallam Main Falls
An interesting holiday spot in South India, Courtallam is famous for its Courtallam Falls in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu in Tirunelveli District. Though the falls are located in Tamil Nadu, it also shares the boundary of Kollam district of Kerala State. Also known as Kuttralam Falls, it has gained an extreme popularity, since the water here is believed to have great curative properties for a number of skin problems and even nerve disorders, as they run through a forest of herbs. The town is famous for its pleasant climate and abundant natural beauty. There are nine places at Courtallam where the River Chittar cascades over 92 m., at varying volumes. The falls are at its best during the rainy season (July to late August) and one can see heavy flow in all the places during this time.
Courtallam is not just waterfalls; its temples too attract visitors. The most important among these is the Chitra Sabha, one of the five sabhas with Nataraja, Shiva in the dancing posture as the main deity. The paintings at the Chitra Sabha were renovated about 100 years ago. The others are the Rathna Sabha at Thiruvalangadu, the Kanaka Sabha at Chidambaram, and the Velli Sabha at Madurai and the Thamira Sabha at Tirunelveli). The temple at the foot of the hill is conch-shaped which has special significance in Hindu tradition.
Courtallam Main Falls, Courtallam, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627802
Type of Place
- Picnic Spot
- Tutikorin Airport nearly 96 km.
- Tenksai railway station nearly 5 km.
- Opening daily from 10 am to 04 pm expected gazzated holidays.There are numerous hotels in the town,
being a tourist spot. One of the famous hotel, Rahmed Porata stall situated in piranoor, that is in the bus
route of Senkaottai to Tenkasi via Ilanji. There is very long queue during the season period, it the good
non-vegetarian hotel for over more than 15 years. The cuisine is traditonally South Indian with limited
options for others. Its also famously known as the Border Shop
- The main attraction at courtallam is where the River Chittar cascades over and the gorgeous waterfall. As
its name suggests, the Main Falls or Peraruvi is the most popular and the biggest among the nine falls.
Falling from a height of 60 m, it is located right inside Courtallam town. Here one can find water not only
during the season but also in off season (November to January).
Things to Buy
- Local handicrafts and souvenirs are available.Fruits like Rambootan,Mangosteen, are available.
Things to Eat
- There are numerous hotels in the town, being a tourist spot. One of the famous hotel, Rahmed Porata stall
situated in piranoor, that is in the bus route of Senkaottai to Tenkasi via Ilanji. There is very long queue
during the season period, since it the good non-vegetarian hotel for over more than 15 years. The cuisine is
traditonally South Indian with limited options for others. Its also famously known as the Border Shop.
Things to enjoy
- Therkumalai Estate can be reached from Honey falls in 1 hour, which is roughly at 2000 ft altitude.
Boat Houses near the Five Falls and Old Courtallam Falls.
Snake Park nears to the Main Falls.
Aquarium near the Main Falls.