Courtallam also spelled Kuttalam or Kuttralam is a panchayat town in the Tirunelveli district of Southern India that’s a hillock residing on the Western Ghats elevated at an altitude of 160m above the sea level. It is the place where perennial rivers like Chittar River, Manimuthuar River, Pachaiyar River and the Thamirabharani River originates giving out some of the astonishing waterfalls for the people to cherish its natural gift. Further, the water from the mountain tip crosses several health resorts before it splashes on the water pebbles down and hence, got its name as the Spa of Southern India.
The best time to visit this place is from October to December where the North-East Monsoon winds would bring out some pretty mild temperature making the falls sound enticing. Well, this town can be called as a base for plenty of waterfalls, amongst which some can be reached by road and the rest by trekking, to name some;
Peraruvi (main falls) is the biggest waterfall in this region that is at an elevation of 60m above the sea level and, there exist a crater in the middle coz of which the intensity of the falls gets reduced thus making it safe for the people to bathe.
Chitraruvi (small falls) with a very thin flow of water from the hilltop makes it safe for the tourists to get themselves drenched. From here, the Shenbaga Devi Falls, Thenaruvi Falls, and the Herbal Farm can be trekked and reached.
At Shenbaga Devi Falls, the water flows through the Shenbaga Trees also known as the Champak trees where there is a temple dedicated to Shenbagadevi Amman. From here, at a distance of 3kms, resides the Thenaruvi Falls.
Thenaruvi Falls (Honey Falls) is a fall that is 40m high and can be seen cascading between two large stones giving out a tantalizing sight. Where there is no water, one can easily sight large chunks of honeycombs and coz of this, the falls is restricted to the general public.
Well, these are some of the common waterfalls of this region, besides these; there are farms, parks, and aquariums for the kids to have the best time ever. So, what are you waiting for, head straight to ticketgoose.com, India’s leading online bus ticketing portal and book your bus tickets to Tirunelveli either in SRM Travels, SRS Travels or Parveen, Kallada Travels.