Courtallam Places of Interest

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 :


  1. 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.

  2. Courtallam, the ‘Spa of the south’, is a panchayat town situated at an elevation of about 167 m on the Western Ghats.

  3. The peak season when most tourists flock from around Tamilnadu and Kerala, is between Jun. and Sep.

  4. The weather then is usually pleasant with gentle cool breeze and the occasional drizzle.

  5. 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, Ph: 04633-283003

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.


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