Fed by the River Chittra, Manimutharu, Pachaiyar and Tamirabarani the waterfall cascades over 60m-92 m. Main Falls (Peraruvi), Small Falls (Chittaruvi), Chembakadevi (Shenbaga) Falls, Honey Falls (Thenaruvi), Five Falls (Aintharuvi), Tiger Falls (Puliaruvi), Old Coutrallam Falls (Pazhaya Courtallam), New Falls (Puthu Aruvi), Fruit Garden Falls or Orchard Falls (Pazhathotta Arvui) are the nine falls and each one offers a different experience in terms of volume and height.
Undoubtedly, the main fall is the pick of the lot. It drops from a height of 60 metres and the water is believed to have healing powers. Irrespective of seasons, you find the water flowing freely here. A flight of steps from the main fall leads you to the small fall. Enjoy a shower and spend some leisurely time here. If you are game for an uphill trek, you reach the Shenbaga falls and you can also visit the Shenbagadevi temple nearby.
At a distance of 4 km from the main fall lies the honey falls. The enamouring view makes it the most appealing sight. You see water plummeting down from three sides. In case you have children with you, Tiger falls is the best place to be. Water spreads out in five directions at five falls. The odd falls is located at a distance of 10 km from the town. At a height of 200 feet, this is one of the least crowded falls.
Bus Services are available from Tirunelveli to Tenkasi and there after to Courtalam.
Courtalam Bus Station, about 1 km away
Thoothukudi Airport, about 12 km away
Tenkasi Railway station, about 15 km away
Visit Coutralam during winter season to get the best experience. The best months to visit are July, September, October, November, January, February and March.
Tenkasi Road, Opp Sri Parasakthi College For Women
A unique corner of Tamil Nadu, the newly-formed district of Tenkasi is home to spectacular waterfalls and ancient temples. A visit to Tenkasi is balm for the soul. Part 7 of an Outlook special on unexplored tourist spots in Tamil Nadu.5 months ago