About Courtallam

Courtallam - Peraruvi

There is something magical about the tourist attractions that embrace the town, like the healing waterfalls, temples and other places, that would make Courtallam one of your favourite travel experiences.

Popular Places In Courtallam

1. Five Falls Courtallam

One of the popular tourist attractions, Five Falls, is where the streams with magical healing powers flow in the town of Courtallam. Divided into two sections, i.e., three for men on the left and two for women on the right, where they can bathe and make use of the curing potential of the falls.

2. Main Falls

Welcoming its visitors 24x7 is the biggest falls in the town with a height of 60 m. Main Falls, also called Peraruvi,. Falling from such a height, when the falls come into contact with Pongum Kadal, a 19-meter-deep crater, the impact of the falls decreases, making it perfectly safe to swim here.

3. Old Courtallam Waterfalls

An offbeat tourism attraction is considered perfect for those who want to rejuvenate and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of top places in Courtallam. A short detour to these falls if on a family vacation is considered ideal, as not only do the falls have two pools for children, but you can also follow the route, which is veiled in lush greenery full of coconut and mango trees along with flourishing rice fields, perfect for nature sightseeing.

4. Tiger Falls

A kid-friendly waterfall, also known as Puli Aruvi, is a comparatively smaller version of Main Falls that travellers of every age can enjoy because of its moderate water flow. It is said that back in time, tigers used to rest in the caves and also come here to drink water. The water from these falls is used for irrigation purposes while being collected in a lake.

5. Gundar Dam

Tagged closely with the Sengottai city of Tamil Nadu is the Gundar dam, built in 1983. The main motive for the construction of this dam was to provide irrigation facilities to the Tirunelveli district.

6. Thirumalai Kovil

In a rustic setting with heartwarming views of villages and swaying coconut plantations, Thirumalai Kovil is one of the most revered Murugan temples, set up on a hill in the 15th century.

7. Kasi Viswanathar Temple

Sculpted by Parakrama Pandyan in the 14th century is Kasi Viswanathar Temple, the tallest shrine in the whole of Tamil Nadu. Touching the height of 54 m, one can easily see this temple from a distance and can be pulled towards the beauty of the architecture and the grace.

8. Palaruvi Waterfalls

Nestled a short distance from Courtallam in Kollam district of Kerala is the Palaruvi Waterfalls, which denote the meaning "stream of milk.". With a height of 91 m, Palaruvi are on no. 32 in the list of highest waterfalls in India.

9. Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

A short detour from Courtallam lands you close to the Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls,one of the top tourism places in Kerala. Adding shine to the eastern part of Kollam district, this waterfall is essentially a part of the Achankovil river. Other nearby attractions include Palaruvi Waterfalls and Manalar Waterfalls, where you can spot wild creatures as well.

10. Agathiyar Waterfalls

Finding their place on the Western Ghats, these falls are one of the major tourist attractions in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Agathiyar Waterfalls, as per the myth, is the exact place where Sage Agastya, a worshipper of Lord Shiva, got to witness the divine union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

11. Thenmala Eco Tourism Center

Popularly known as the first planned eco-tourism destination in India, Thenmala sits close to Courtallam, Tamil Nadu. Housing attractions and activities like a children's park, an adventure park, a musical dancing fountain, trekking, boating, a butterfly safari, hiking, and night camping, the center also has 10 eco-tourism spots. Districts like Pathanamthitta, Kollam, and Thiruvananthapuram are enclosed as part of the center. Moreover, being surrounded by lush forests, timber is one of the most in-demand products in the country, along with Thenmala itself being one of the exporters of honey, as its called the 'Honey Hills'.

12. Food

A In Tenkasi, it is a common saying that no matter what time of the day it is, you cannot avoid this place even if you try. No, we are not talking about the famous Courtallam Falls, but the parotta joint that holds its own among the plethora of similar stalls and other tourist attractions in the area. The Border Rahmath Parotta Kadai on the Shenkottai-Punalur Road is a landmark in the culinary landscape of the junction where Tamil Nadu meets Kerala.

Conversations take a back seat here as people share space with complete strangers to wolf down fragrant biryani, crispy parotta, toothsome country chicken curry, and spicy chicken pepper fry. No time is wasted over niceties here. You come, eat, and make way for the next 60 people waiting to do so.