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Courtallam (Kuttralam) Waterfalls in Kutralam

·  Summer: March-May (23°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: October-February (13°C - 30°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  July-March

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Popular as the ‘Spa of the South’, Courtallam is home to stupendous waterfalls formed by many small streams at the Western Ghats. Constant rainfall during the monsoons adds voluminous waters to these streams that follow the journeys through herbal forests before converting into cascades. Known for healing and medicinal qualities, these waterfalls boast of heavenly grandeur hard to emulate.

A total of nine waterfalls attract flocks of tourists. These include Main Falls (Peraruvi), Small Falls (Chitraruvi), Shenbagadevi Falls, Honey Falls (Thenaruvi), Five Falls (Aintharuvi), VIP Falls (Pazhathotta Aruvi), Old Courtallam Falls, Tiger Falls (Puli Aruvi) and Milk Falls. Many of these cascades promise stimulating bathing experience, though some are restricted due to risks of flash floods.

Temples as well as idols of many Hindu deities add spirituality to the surroundings. Cool weather, sprinkling water droplets and unbound natural beauty can keep you glued to these spots for hours.

Road: Government run special buses during the peak tourist season help the visitors reach Courtallam’s main bus stands, Central and Chatram. From these bus stations, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available for accessing some of the waterfalls, while others can be accessed only by trekking.

Railway: Tenkasi, at the distance of about 5 km. has the closest railway station to Courtallam. It is possible to hire a taxi at the station for a scenic road trip to reach the waterfall destinations.

Airway: Those travelling by air can get down at Tuticorin which has the closest airport to Courtallam, about 96 km. away. The road trip from the airport can be covered in a taxi.