Courtallam Water Falls

 

Overview

Courtallam (Tamil: ?????????) or Kutralam, Spa of South India, is a town panchayat located at an average altitude of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal employees and a few perennial rivers such as the river Chittar, the Manimuthar River, the river Pachaiyar and the Tambaraparani river originating in this region. The many waterfalls and cascades the long of the omnipresence of the spas of the region have earned him the title of the Spa of South India. [ 1] falls lead a good quantity of water only when there is a rain on the hills. Season begins from June of each year until the month of September. The South West monsoon brings in the cold wind with mild temperature. From October to December North East monsoon sets more in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes. Sometimes the falls flooded and the people are not allowed to take a bath during the floods.
 
 
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Nestled in the Western Ghats, Courtallam has picturesque surroundings. The hillsides that dominate the landscape disappear into the blue mist of Agasthiarmalai, the mountain bearing the name of a sage who made immense contributions to the Tamil literature and is convinced of having lived in the region. [ 3] the nearest cities of Courtallam are Sengottai and Tenkasi to 5 km (3.1 mi) respectively. The nearest airport is the airport Tuticorin (TCR) to 90 km (56 mi) and the nearest railway station is Tenkasi, 5 km (3.1 mi) away.
 
Falls of Courtallam
 
upper part of the old Falls cascade of Courtallam
 
Courtallam has nine cascades.
 
Peraruvi (main falls) the largest falls of Courtallam, is approximately 60m high. The water flow is interrupted by the Pongumakadal, a 19m deep crater and lowers with greatly reduced impact, making a bathtub in-room safes.
In Chitraruvi (small waterfalls), the flow is thin. Here naturally separate places for the men and women are there to bathe.
 
TO Shenbagadevi falls, the water flows by shenbaga (Michaelia champak) trees. There is also a temple, dedicated to Shenbagadevi Amman. Shenbagadevi led to Chitraruvi. Approximately 3 km of this is Thenaruvi (honey falls), 40 meters high and cascading between two large stones. In places where there is no water, we see large nests. Thenaruvi is very dangerous and it is restricted to the public. But it is very common to see people- vising and bathing in Thenaruvi.
 
Aintharuvi (five drops) has five separate cascades of water form this cascades.
The orchard above flows Pazhathotta Aruvi, the "VIP falls".  Only the VIP are allowed in Pazhathotta Aruiv.
The Pazhaya Courtalla Aruvi (old Courtallam falls) used to fall in a valley between two rocks. The valley has been closed and the rocks were broken to change the course of water and bathing easier. It has been reopened later.
 
The artificial Puli Aruvi (Tiger Falls) has a moderate flow of water which brings together in a lake and is diverted for irrigation, sometimes tigers visit this place for the water. [ 4]
There is one other small drops to the inside of the government Horticulture park above five falls, but it is off limits to the public.
 
The three major waterfalls accessible by road, are the main falls, five Falls, and old Courtallam Falls. Other cascades as Shenbaga Devi Falls and honey Falls are accessible only by hiking trails on mountain.
 
Places to visit
 
Therkumalai real estate can be reached from honey drops to 1 hour, which is approximately at 2000 meters of altitude.
 
Boat houses near the five Falls and old Courtallam Falls.
 
Snake Park is close to the main falls.
 
Aquarium, near the main falls.
 
Park for the children.
 
Nearby tourist interests
 
Tenkasi is a city located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the Courtallam Waterfalls, near the Tamil Nadu Kerala - border of Tirunelveli District. Tourists prefer to stay in the one or the other or courtallam Tenkasi and the proximity allows tourists travel frequently between the two. The Palaruvi Falls is located on the other side of the border of the state of Kerala. [ 5]
 
 
Courtalleswaran Temple.
 
Boat House.
 
Courtallam is not only of the cascades; its temples too attract visitors. The most important among them is the Chitra Sabha, one of five sabhas with Nataraja, Shiva in the dance posture as the main deity. The paintings at the Chitra Sabha have been renovated about 100 years ago. The others are the Rathna Sabha to Thiruvalangadu, the Kanaka Sabha to Chidambaram and Velli Sabha to Madurai and the Thamira Sabha of Tirunelveli).  The temple at the foot of the hill is conch-shaped which has a particular meaning in Hindu tradition.
The Tamil poet Thirukudarasappa Kavirayar sang on the beauty of this place in his "Kutraala Kuravanji" standing on its highest point at 1565m.
The temple at the foot of the hill is conch-shaped which has a particular meaning in Hindu tradition. [ 6] [ 7]
 
near the temples
 
Thirukutraalanaadhar Kovil main of falls. During the months of Thamizh Chithirai has ten days of the festival is organised which ends with a special prayer on Pournami (full moon day).
Thirumalai Kovil in Panpoli, 8 km from Kutraalam.
Kumaran Kovil in Ilanji, 3 km from Kutraalam.
Kasivishuwanathar Kovil in Tenkasi, 6 km from Kutraalam.
Dhakshinamoorthy Kovil in Puliyarai, 12 km from Kutraalam.
Papanasam Ulagaambihai & Sivan Kovil, Papanasam, 35 km from Kutraalam.
Ariyankavu Iyappan Kovil in Kerala, 35 km from Kutraalam.
 
Resorts
 
There are many resorts, hotels and lodges of Courtallam. Most of the luxury hotels are located in close proximity to the main falls and old Courtallam.

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Tamil Nadu
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Tirunelveli
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Courtallam
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