Courtallam Tourism
Waterfront

Courtallam Tourism

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Govindan Naganathan
  • Govindan Naganathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 29 Reviews

"Wonderful experience travelling to Courtalam"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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....... More
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Vinod Kumar
  • Vinod Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderfully, Marvellously, Joyfully, Peacefully"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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....... More
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Dwarakanath
  • Dwarakanath
  • 4 Reviews

"Visit every year!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
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....... More
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G G
  • G G
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews

"Once is not enough"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
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....... More
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Aruna Venkatesan
  • Aruna Venkatesan
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 4 Reviews

"Bath in five falls!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
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....... More
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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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