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Courtallam - A nice tourist spot

Updated on June 28, 2014

Its a most wonderful tourist spot for kids, adults. It is a most captitative spot which everyone must see it.

A beauty of Courtallam

Paradise of water
Paradise of water
VIP falls Courtallam
VIP falls Courtallam
Main falls
Main falls
Private falls
Private falls
Five falls
Five falls

Courtallam- Poor man's paradise

Courtallam, the 'Spa of the south', is situated at an elevation of about 167m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District. It is an excellent health resort and it is Famous for its water falls. It has an interesting legend. Devotees believes that Lord Shiva sent saint Agastheya to the south to avoid imbalance due to the over crowding in the mount Kailas on his celestial wedding.

This temple is located roughly 5 km from Tenkasi. Tenkasi is connected with other parts of Tamilnadu both by road and Train. Tenkasi can easily be reached by bus from Madurai and Tirunelveli. Bus services from Tenkasi to Courtallam are available.

Courtallam is a scenic beauty of Tamil Nadu. There are many falls at courtallam where we can enjoy a lot. The falls are main falls, small falls, old courtallam falls, honey falls, five falls, private falls.These are the places where water will shower on us with a good force. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is rain on the hills. So it is advisable to see the weather forecast, when one plans to go to Courtallam. Season begins from June of every year till September. Sometimes the falls getting flooded and people are not allowed to take bath during floods. Courtallam is not just for waterfalls, we can also attracted by religious temples. Courtallanathar is a famous lord shiva temple. That temple contain many inscriptions about Chola and Pandya king. We can always hear the sound of the falls inside the temple. It is life to watch the water. A man can learn so many thing from water. There are many hotels, lodges, and some luxurious resorts which are situated near the main falls and the old courtallam falls. The beauty of the falls will never end.

Facilities are available at all falls with the safety precautions and there will be a separate portion to take shower for women. During the peak season this place will be like a paradise, It is also called as poor mans ooty but now all the cost is getting increased due to the popularity.

Madras High Court banned soap, shampoo, washing of cloths and oil inside the falls. Since plastic material will contaminate and spoil the beauty of the nature.


It is nearly 60m high falls. It is the biggest falls in courtallam. In tamil it is called as 'Peraruvi'. There will be many monkeys jumping and playing in the rocks. We can also enjoy seeing wild life.


The Sitraruvi or small falls is a very small falls near the main falls. We can enjoy it safely and have a nice shower bath with our family members.


This place is not the historic place though we can enjoy there with a nice shower bath. This waterfall is maintained by PWD by controlling waterflow in it.


From the orchard above flows Pazhathotta Aruvi, the 'VIP falls'. It is also called as TIGER FALLS, which charges people to take bath. Its is the most beautiful falls where we can enjoy our privacy on our own.It is located between old courtallam and main falls. It is situated 7km from the main falls. There are many private falls. We have to travel there by means of a jeep, for which we have to pay according to the falls. For sure it will be awesome ride for children and also for adults. There will be many natural herbal trees around the falls and also cardamom estates.


It is natures wonder where there are divisions of five rocks through which water shower on us.It is one of the best falls with a full force of water. The scenic beauty of this falls is unimaginable. In tamil it is called as 'aintharuvi'.


Located even above the main falls is the serene Thenaruvi or "Honey Falls".It is a very small falls and considered to be most pure. Ostinably, it is least crowded, as you have to trek for more the 2 hours to reach this falls. Entry to this falls is also restricted during peak season owing to flash floods.


The most important among the five sabha is the Chitra Sabha with Natrajar 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. Here lord kutralaleeshwarar revealed his anandha thandavam to agastiar. Herbal paints are used for this divine process. We can see lord Shiva here with a vibrance on his face. Though the space being quite small, it is been filled with divinity of many Gods and Goddess. We can feel the complete bliss in this place and that has to be experienced by everyone. From there we can enjoy the sceneric beauty of Thirikuda hills. We can feel the eternity of nature from that spot. It is a source of inspiration of many a literary work.


1. Chithirasabha

2. Snake park near main falls

3. Children park

4. Boat house near private falls


Inspite of falls, courtallam is also famous for some fruits which are called Rambutan, Mangosteen and Bablimas. These are yummy fruits and are very juicy.

Other than fruits there will be also some snacks shops, having hot chilly bajji, banana chips and some spicy mango pickles. And in hotels too we can enjoy feeling at home.


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There will be a good lodging facility. There are many houses which they will rent for pay. And there are many hotels both including vegetarian and non vegetarian in which they will serve their best. The most famous resorts are Srishty resort, Saaral resort, Courtallam heritage resort, Tamil Nadu hotel, Esakki high view resort, Madurai pandyan resort, etc,.


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