Courtallam is a town in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. It is at an elevation of 167m and is famous for waterfalls. Courtallam lies on the foot of the Western Ghats. The waterfalls at Courtallam are Peraruvi (Main Falls), Chitraruvi (Small Falls), Shenbaga Devi Falls(The area is filled with Senbhaga Trees), Thenaruvi (Honey Falls , the area is known for honey), Aintharuvi (Five Falls), Pazhathotta Aruvi (Fruit Garden Falls), Puli Aruvi (Tiger Falls), Pazhaya Courtallam (Old Falls) and Puthu Aruvi (New Falls) or Palaruvi (Milk Falls). The waterfalls at Courtallam are believed to have medicinal values. People come here and take bath in these waters. TTDC arranges facilities for the tourists to take bath. Courtallam town also hosts a temple dedicated to Lord Thirukutralanathar (Lord Shiva). The temple contains many inscriptions about Pandya and Chola Kings.
Best time to visit Courtallam is during June to December. The waterfalls will be dry during the summer months.
Many hotels and resorts are available at the town. Another option is to stay at Tenkashi.
Route 1: Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Nammakkal - Karur - Dindigul - Thirumangalam - Srivilliputtur - Rajapalayam - Puliangudi - Tenkashi - Courtallam.
SETC and Indian Railways operate direct services from Bangalore to Tirunelveli. From Tirunelveli (50km away) TNSTC buses are available to Courtallam. Another option is to reach Madurai in direct KSRTC, SETC or Indian Railways services from Bangalore. From Madurai , Passenger trains are available to Tenkashi. From Tenkashi (6km away) TNSTC buses are available to Courtallam.