Courtallam Tourism
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Courtallam Tourism

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Courtallam Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Courtallam is a small township located in the district of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 167 metres on the Western Ghats, Courtallam is the anglicised version of Kuttralam.

Known as 'Spa of the South', the township is famous for its cascading waterfalls and ancient temples. The location features as many as seven waterfalls, which originate from the Chittar River. The town is also referred to as Mukthiveli, Nannagaram, Pithur Kanda, Theerthapuram, Thirunagaram and Vasanthaperur.
 
Like many other Indian towns and cities, the township of Courtallam is also linked with mythological stories. According to legend, Lord Shiva commissioned saint Agastya to avoid imbalance due to the growing huddle in the Great Kailash on his celestial wedding.

The inscriptions in the temples of Courtallam depict the feature of Chola and Pandya kings. According to local beliefs, the Sabha is one of the five Sabhas where Lord Nataraja had performed his trademark cosmic dance.

Since the town is known for its waterfalls, tourists can head to the nearest fall to enjoy themselves. There is not much to shop in Courtallam other than local produce and souvenirs sold at local roadside shops. Tenkasi is a small town located nearby and it has a number of small restaurants that serve traditional South Indian fare.
 
Tourists can also arrive at Tenkasi Railway Station to enter the town, 6 km away from the destination. The nearest airport to Courtallam is the Tuticorin Airport (TCR), which is located at a distance of 86 km. Travellers can also drive down to the town from Tirunelveli.
 
The best time to visit Courtallam is between June and September. Courtallam enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year.


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Kherwal Soren
  • Kherwal Soren
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 4 photos
  • 1 Review

"Serene waterfalls!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I went to Courtallam waterfalls during my summer internship. I boarded the bus from Trivandrum on Saturday, early morning at around 4 am. It took 5 hours approx to reach the exact destination (inside Courtallam city- you just need to ask the bus conductor to let you know when that place arrives from where you can hire a cab in around 500 Rs which will take you to 5 main water falls). My experience was quite good. I was alone so basically I was into photography. I somehow managed to climb some lower mountains from where I got some good pictures of the falls and relaxed there as well. It took me 3 hr to visit all the falls. I returned to Trivandrum then,the same day.
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Aman Deepa
  • Aman Deepa
  • Lives in Vellore
  • 7 Reviews

"A good place with waterfalls & shopping"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2014
This place is really cool(chill), mostly Courtallam is suitable for couples especially newly married couples.

Courtallam is fully occupied with falls and there are five falls- Lotus falls, Crazy falls, Nagaraja falls, etc.

After bathing in falls, head to some road side shops and take hot chats, that is really nice. Here bathing in falls and eating and roaming is the only work also some kinds of shopping like handmade wooden works in road side and natural hair oils are best lists.

Train is not available at Courtallam, so bus or car is best Trains means you will struck at Thirunelveli itself. But train is the best and cheaper way of travelling or you can travel by your own car. Bus it is really a bad idea, not only here, travelling a longer distance in bus is a bad idea, I hate that.
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Ajit Chajjed
  • Ajit Chajjed
  • 1 Review

"Best place on earth."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2014
Travellers must visit because nature is at its best. 5 falls and main falls is must visit. Local food near main falls is delicious. Idly and Sambar are best there and ya Tamil sapdu is also good. Falls kept us busy whole day. I was shocked when my friends told that even at midnight we can to the falls and I went around 1 am also and it was too cold and awesome fun. My advice to travellers would be please do visit Courtallam. Its one of the 1000 places you must visit before you die!!
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Naveen Kumar
  • Naveen Kumar
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 4 Reviews

"Best to visit during the weekdays"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2014
Coutrallam on Saturday & Sunday during the season time is very crowded. Better choose weekday Monday to Thursday with family visit. Have bath Old Falls and Main Falls and have parotta and chicken at Border Kadai. Falls are most enjoyable during early morning, but people can visit those falls 24/7.
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Govindan Naganathan
  • Govindan Naganathan
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Wonderful experience travelling to Courtalam"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2014
It was a wonderful experience travelling to Courtalam to enjoy the water falls of the place. However, the water falls were badly crowded due to Sabarimala devotees travelling to and fro from Sabarimala. One observation is Tamil Nadu tourism board can take some action to develop Courtalam by improving facilities at the waterfalls by crowd control and keeping the place clean.
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Vinod Kumar
  • Vinod Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderfully, Marvellously, Joyfully, Peacefully"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2014
Happily, wonderfully, Marvellously, Joyfully, Peacefully enjoyed my visit to Courtalam with my family. The tour was so good. If anyone plans to visit this place don't miss border kadai parota. This place provides good Parota. My family members like it so much. Above all if you have a good travel facility it will surely add more comfort to you. We got a good driver who really had patient in driving, showed good manners and he took us so safely. hats off to the driver.
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Dwarakanath Rajasekar
  • Dwarakanath Rajasekar
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  • 4 Reviews

"Visit every year!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2013
Food items like halwa and some special fruits are available there. Get food in small shops around there it is good. We can have good bath with massage. Near shencottah there is rahamah broder parotta stall it is also good
Go there in june or after august you can avoid crowd which is the largest problem there
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G G
  • G G
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews

"Once is not enough"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 23, 2013
Everybody has to go at least once to enjoy this. The falls is great and food is good. It is healthy as it has medicinal quality too. Once is not enough at all. People usually go only for this and not for any site-seeing at all. Local food is mostly non vegetarian but you get good vegetarian food as well. You can go to Kerala from here and come back aryankavu has falls and temple that you can go from here.
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Aruna Venkatesan
  • Aruna Venkatesan
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 4 Reviews

"Bath in five falls!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2013
Wonderful experience and especially taking bath in five falls and main falls is worth mentioning. Everyone in the family would enjoy the visit to Coutrallam hence its a family destination. We took a train from Chennai to thenkasi and stayed in sristhi resorts in Coutrallam. You would feel relaxed and calm after taking bath in the falls and a must visit place.
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Ahamedunnissa M
  • Ahamedunnissa M
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderful, a must visit place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2013
The falls are a must visit for this place. Just take a non ac vehicle and feel the fresh air while travelling. The place is very beautiful and gives so much peace to mind. A must visit destination for every human being. Also stay in a place where its free from monkeys.
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