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Tamil Nadu >> Kuttralam

Kuttralam


Location
185 km from Madurai
Temperature
28 c Summer/16 c Winter
Latitude : 8.916667    Longitude : 77.283056

Language : Tamil
Courtallam, the 'Spa of the south', is a panchayat town situated at an elevation of about 167 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Numerous rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate here. It is famous for its waterfalls and has a number of health resorts.
Five Falls
Five Falls
Connected by a good road about 3 miles from the Main falls are the Five falls, so named as the cascade spreads in five heads like a hooded cobra. This spot is venerated highly as it presents an image of Adishesha with several hoods.
Honey Falls
Honey Falls
About 3 miles from the Main falls on the upper crusts of the rocks is the Honey falls. It is so called because of beehives on the promontory. It is a romantic place of solitude and those who seek seclusion come here to meditate on reality.
Kutraleeshwarar temple
Kutraleeshwarar temple - Lord Shiva Temple
This temple has inscriptions regarding Chola and Pandya Kings. Nearby, there is a small temple called Chitra Sabha, decorated with rural deities. The sabha out of 5 sabhas where Lord Nataraja performed the cosmic dance. The waterfalls are viewable from the temple. Sage Agastyar, Arjunan had visited the Shrine. It is believed that Sage Agastyar got the vision to see the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati's held at Mount Himalaya.
Main Falls
Main Falls
The most popular and frequented waterfalls are the Main falls. Not only during the season, but also during the period November to January, the crest receives the Northeastern monsoon emptying itself on the slopes to swell the falls and the Chittar River. From a height of 300 ft., the Chittar River makes its last descent to the plains.
Old Courtallam
Old Courtallam
About 4 miles from the Main falls is the Old falls, rarely frequented. Apart from all these falls the place is also famous for the Shiva shrine, Thirukootala nathar, (“Lord of three peaks”).
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