The town of waterfalls, featuring five waterfalls in proximity, attracts tourists from round the country. These waterfalls include Peraruvi, Chitraruvi, Shenbaga Devi Falls, Thenaruvi, Anitha Ravi, Pazhathotta Aruvi, Puli Aruvi, Pazhaya Courtallam and Palaruvi. Developed into health resorts, the water stream is believed to be blessed by Lord Shiva and has rich herbal and therapeutic value.
Most of the waterfalls are revered by the natives and feature separate bathing facility for men and women. Travellers can also engage themselves in rejuvenating activity nearby the waterfalls.
Along with the water streams, the ancient shrine of Lord Thirukutralanathar Temple is a highlighting attraction of the location. This worship centre is famous for beautiful inscriptions of Chola and Pandya Kings. Along with the temple, boat houses nearby Five Falls and Old Courtallam Falls are among major sightseeing attractions of Courtallam.