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Kuttalam (Courtallam)
(160 km)

Kuttalam

Spectacular waterfalls, scenic surroundings and a pleasant, bracing climate have all made Kuttalam very popular with those on holiday. Kuttalam also has a number of temples and two hydro-electric projects. 

Courtallam, the 'Spa of the South' is situated in Tamil Nadu State at an elevation of about 16.7 m on the Western Ghats. Some of the most important falls in Courtallam are Peraruvi (Main Falls), Chitraruvi, (Small Falls), Shenbaga Devi Falls, Thenaruvi (Honey Falls) Aintharuvi (Five Falls), Puli Aruvi (Tiger Falls), Pazhaya Courtallam (Old Falls), Puthu Aruvi (New Falls) and the Pazhathotta Aruvi (Fruit Garden Falls).
 
These waterfalls are said to have medicinal properties and a bath in them has a soothing and tonic effect on the entire physical system. The atmosphere is pure and bracing. The main falls is formed by a sharp three-stage drop of about 91 metres high and is flood-lit for bathing at night. Its bracing climates extend particularly from June to September.

Features:

  • Main Falls 

  • Small Falls 

  • Shenbagadevi  falls 

  • Honey Falls - you need to sweat to reach here

  • Milk Falls - Not recomended

  • Five Falls 

  • Tiger Falls

  • Old Falls

  • New Falls

  • Fruit Garden Falls

and Oil Massage is done in most of the falls above to have a refreshed bath.

There is a temple called Kutralanathar Temple Which is near to the Main water Falls and it is dedicated to Lord Siva.

HOW TO GET THERE 
By Air 
By Rail 
By Road 
STAYING
Hotels

PLACES OF INTEREST 
Meenakshi  Temple
Thirumalai Nayak Mahal
Mariamman Theppakalam
CSI Cathedral
Gandhi Museum 
Madurai Kamaraj University
Agricultural College
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Chithirai Festival
Float Festival
Other Festivals
EXCURSIONS 
Alagar Koil (21 km)
Pazhamudhir Cholai (23 km) 
Kuttalam (160 km) 
Kodaikanal (120 km) 
Palani (122 km)
Periyar Tiger Reserve National Park
Thekkady (135 km) 
Suruli Waterfalls (128 km) 
Tirupparankunram (8 km) 
Vaigai Dam (69 km)

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