Courtallam Tourism

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Shanta Daniel

Shanta Danielratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

9 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Serene Stay at Courtallam

This is a wonderful destination in South Tamil Nadu. This place was quite popular with the people of Tamil Nadu but I had not thought that this would be such a nice place until finally I visited it.

The overall stay at this place is amazing. The climate is very unstable. It would be so unpredictable as to when it would rain or when it would stay sunny or cloudy. The weather kept changing throughout the day. However, this destination is quite windy because of the wind currents from the Podhigai Mountain Range - the Western Ghats. The nights were quiet cool.

The shower-time at the waterfalls are quite enjoyable especially when there was no crowd around. Minimal waters at the falls are ideal for enjoyment however, with the increase in inflow of the waters it is advisable to take precautions to protect children and properties not to be washed away in the violent water splashes.

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Abdul Matin

Abdul Matinratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Courtallam-An awesome city

I studied in Seyad Residential School, Five Falls, Ilanji road, Courtallam for 6 years and have visited the falls several times. Although water flow depends on seasonal rains, June to Oct and then Nov to Dec, the monsoon rain pours in Kerala, and so one of the five falls - Main falls, five falls, Puli falls, Shenbaga falls or old Kutraalam has sufficient water all the time. When we have holiday, I used to go to any of these falls with my friends and have a good bath and leave to my home. I have visited at night times also and when we go inside water our body get rejoiced and it is not cool.

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Courtallam Overview

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.