Courtallam is a panchayat
town situated at a mean elevation of
160m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli
District, Tenkasi Taluk.
Many seasonal and a few
perennial rivers such as the Chittar
River, the Manimuthar River, the
Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani
River originate in this region.
The numerous waterfalls
and cascades along with the ubiquitous
health resorts in the area have earnt it
the title the Spa of South India.
Courtallam is 5 km from
Sengottai. 53 km from Tirunelveli.
Courtallam is 5 km from Sengottai, 6
km from Tenkasi, 37 km from Puliangudi,53 km
from Tirunelveli, 137 km from Kanniyakumari,
152 km from Alleppey, 112 km from
Thiruvananthapuram, 64 km from Rajapalayam,
72 km from Srivilliputtur and 640 km from
Chennai. The nearest airport to Courtallam
is Tuticorin Airport (TCR) approximately 86
km away. The nearest railway station to
Courtallam is Sengottai, 5 km from here.
Courtallam, the ‘Spa of the south’, is a
panchayat town situated at an elevation of
about 167 m on the Western Ghats.
The peak season when most tourists flock
from around Tamilnadu and Kerala, is between
Jun. and Sep.
The weather then is usually pleasant with
gentle cool breeze and the occasional
The Water of Courtallam has lot of
herbal Values. The Herbal values in
Courtallam reduces Hypertions and gives
relax to Mind, Its believed that helps to
resolve psychological disorder.
The Main attraction of cortallam
for all its visitors are the waterfalls. There
are three major waterfalls in courtallam- the
Tiger Falls, the Main Falls and the Five Falls.
Old Courtallam Falls, further away from the
rest, is another atrractive, and perhaps the
largest amongst the courtallam falls.
Other attractions include a snake park, a public
acquarium, small children's parks and play
areas. Most of them are badly maintained.
Contact: Tourist Office, Courtallam,
Courtallanathar Temple :
Courtallam is dedicated to Lord
ThiruKutralanathar(Siva) and the temple at the
periphery of the main falls is the Kutraleeswar
Temple. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Siva
sent Saint Agastya to the south to avoid an
imbalance due to overcrowding in the Mt.Kailas
on his celestial wedding. Courtallam is the
location of the Chithra Sabha, one of the five
Sabhas where Nataraja performed his famous
cosmic dance. The sabha contains many
inscriptions about Chola and Pandya Kings and is
decorated with many local deities.
Contact Ph: 04633-283138, 283398.
Saral Festival :
The monsoon brings
happiness. And waterfalls at Courtrallam,
the Spa of India receives an influx of
visitors, tourists and excursionists.
The water falls on rocks and tiny
droplets are sprinkled into the air.
Thus giving a ‘fog-like’ appearance. The
breeze carries this ‘fog’ far. The
phenomenon is called ‘Saral’ in Tamil.
The waters are known for medicinal
value. Cultural Programmes,
Competitions, fun and frolic make this
festival remarkable. Held in July.