Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:07 am
At a distance of seven km from Tenkasi, 160 km from Madurai, 62 km from Tirunelveli & 625 km from Chennai, Courtallam, or Kutralam is well-known for Courtallam Falls which is likely one of the most well-known waterfalls in Tamilnadu and among the many should embody locations in Tamilnadu tour packages throughout monsoon season. Courtallam is famed because the ‘Spa of South’.
The principle attraction of this summer time resort is its waterfalls. The waters of Courtallam are believed to have medicinal qualities because it flows via forests of herbs. There are 9 waterfalls at Courtallam the place the River Chittar cascades over 92 meters at various volumes.
The Principal falls or Peraruvi is the most well-liked and the most important among the many 9 falls, at a distance of about 300 meters from Courtallam Bus Stand. Falling from a top of 60 m, it’s situated proper inside Courtallam city. The stream of water is interrupted by the Pongumakadal rock and comes down gently making it a secure place to bathtub. One can discover water not solely in the course of the season but in addition in off season (November to January). Through the peak months, this place is frequented by travellers from across the nation. The Kutralanathar Temple, devoted to Lord Shiva is situated close to this falls. Street entry is accessible near the falls.
Chitraruvi or Small falls is located simply above the Principal falls. There are steps which offer easy accessibility to the small falls. The scale of the falls is relatively small and the people who find themselves fearful of Peraruvi can actually get pleasure from Chitraruvi. Separate sections are current each for women and men to take bathtub. Chitraruvi results in different waterfalls like Shenbagadevi falls and Thenaruvi.
Shenbagadevi Falls or Chembakkadevi Falls is located above Chitraruvi falls / Small falls, at about three kms from Principal falls. Guests need to trek via Chitraruvi forest for about 45-60 minutes to achieve Shenbagadevi falls, the place the water flows from a top of 40 toes. The falls is surrounded by Shenbaga bushes. Entry to this falls is restricted throughout peak season attributable to flash floods and never secure for bathing. There’s additionally a temple devoted to Shenbagadevi Amman close to the falls. Throughout full moon days quite a few pilgrims go to this temple. Distributors promote the aromatic Shenbaga flowers on the way in which to the temple, which is an providing right here.
Honey Falls or Thenaruvi is additional 1 km from Shenbagadevi Falls and four kms from the Principal falls. It cascades down from a top of 40 m between two massive stones. That is the primary cascade within the collection of Courtallam Falls and thought of essentially the most pure. It’s named after the beehives that type on the face of the rock throughout dry season. The picturesque horseshoe formed waterfall which falls vertically from three sides to affix right into a small lake, is a superb sight. The waterfall will not be simply accessible and is a dangerous trek. The trek will takes nearly 30 minutes from Principal falls and individuals are not allowed to bathtub within the falls as it is rather harmful. Entry to this falls can also be restricted throughout peak season owing to flash floods.
July to October is the very best time.