Courtallam
Courtallam or Kuttalam, Spa of South India, is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal and few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Thamirabarani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. The season begins from June of every year till September. The South West Monsoon hotels near courtallam falls brings in the cold breeze with mild temperature. From October to December North East Monsoon sets over in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes. Sometimes the falls get flooded and people are not allowed to take bath during floods. The best time to visit kuttalam is between July and September.

Location
Nestled in the Western Ghats, Courtallam has scenic surroundings. The hillocks which dominate the scenery disappear into the blue mist of Agasthiarmalai, the mountain bearing the name of a sage who made immense contributions to Tamil literature and is believed to have lived in the area. The closest town to Courtallam is Tenkasi at 5 km (3.1 mi).The closest airport is Tuticorin Airport and Trivandrum international Airport. The nearest railway stations is at Tenkasi, 5 km (3.1 mi) away. The Waterfalls may experience its peak climate in the season period between July to September.There are many waterfalls in and around Coutrallam.

Falls in Courtallam
Courtallam has nine waterfalls.
Peraruvi (main falls) the biggest falls in Courtallam, is about 60m high. The flow of water is interrupted by the Pongumakadal, a 19m deep crater and comes down with greatly reduced impact, making a bath safe.
In Chitraruvi (small falls), the flow is thin. Here naturally separate places for men and women are there to bathe.
At Shenbagadevi falls, the water flows through shenbaga (Michaelia champak) trees. There is also a temple there, dedicated to Shenbagadevi Amman. Shenbagadevi leads to Chitraruvi.
About 3 km from this is Thenaruvi (honey falls), 40m high and cascading between two large stones. In places where there is no water, one can see big honeycombs. Thenaruvi is very dangerous and it is restricted for public. But it is very common to see people visiting and bathing in Thenaruvi.
Aintharuvi (five falls) which has five separate cascades hotels near courtallam falls of water form this waterfalls.
From the orchard above flows Pazhathotta Aruvi, the 'VIP falls'. Only VIP's are allowed in Pazhathotta Aruvi.
The Pazhaya Courtalla Aruvi (Old Courtallam falls) used to fall into a valley from between two rocks. The valley was closed and the rocks were broken to change the course of water and make bathing easier. It was reopened later.
The artificial Puli Aruvi (Tiger Falls) has a moderate flow of water which collects in a lake and is diverted for irrigation, sometimes tigers visit this place for water.
There is another small falls inside the Government Horticulture Park above Five Falls, but it is off limits to the public.
The three major waterfalls reachable by road are the Main Falls, Five Falls, and Old Courtallam Falls. Other waterfalls like Shenbaga Devi Falls and Honey Falls are reachable only by trekking on the mountain.

https://www.greengardenresort.in/

Author's Bio: 

Green Garden Resort

Check in to our Resort by choosing Studio Deluxe Suite, Village Cottage, Duplex Villa Rooms available near to Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Courtallam, Kutralam.

https://www.greengardenresort.in/