The very own 'spa of South Tamil Nadu'

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Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Malayalam, English.  

1 Days

November to February

Trivandrum International Airport
23℃ to 29℃

Kutrallam (Courtallam) Tourism

Courtallam or Kuttalam is a small town discovered at a height of 160 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Popular for its waterfalls Kutrallam remains thronged by tourists on the weekends. If you too are looking for a place to reconnect with nature then Kutrallam is a perfect getaway for you. The town is seldom referred to as 'Spa of South' since it is gifted with the natural beauty of falls which have medicinal properties. The streams of waterfalls, the sprawling blanket of greenery and winds of refreshing air adds magic to this place. The town also augments reputation for it houses numerous health resorts and clinics. Kutrallam is embellished with old temples reflecting the age-old fables associated with them. Hit the town of Kutrallam for some unforgettable encounters that you can value throughout your life. 


Kutrallam has a magnificent past. Kutrallam finds its mention the famous Tamil Literature, “Kutrala Kuravanji”. The popular Tamil Poet “Thiurkudarasappa Kavirayar” praises the charm and elegance of this town. He composed hymns on Kutralanathar and hums them in adoration of his affection and love for the Lord and the site. During the classical Sangam period, this town was recognised as Thenoor. In Sangam literature compares the natural appeal of this place with that of a woman. Kutrallam managed to find its place in ancient history as a spectacular destination. 

Top things do in Kutrallam (Courtallam)

1. Five Falls

0 kilometres from city centre

2. Honey Falls

1 kilometres from city centre

3. Main Falls

1 kilometres from city centre

4. Palaruvi Falls

12 kilometres from city centre

5. Old Falls

4 kilometres from city centre

6. Shenbaga Falls

2 kilometres from city centre

7. Small falls

1 kilometres from city centre

8. Shopping in Kutrallam

3 kilometres from city centre

How to reach

Courtallam is quickly reachable by air, road and railway from important parts of the nation. 

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is located in Madurai. From there one can take a cab or a taxi to reach Kutrallam.

How to Reach by Train

The closest railways station is located the Thenkasi Railway Station. One of the most comfortable ways to reach Kutrallam is reaching by train. One can further take a cab or a taxi from there to get to Kutrallam. 

How to Reach by Bus

Travelling to Kutrallam by roadways is very comfortable. Regular bus services operate in the region. Several special buses are also run by the state government in the peak season. 

How to Reach by Road

One can take a cab or a taxi and enjoy the journey to Kutrallam. If one desires, the option of hiring a vehicle is also available. 

How to travel within

Auto rickshaws, Tuk-Tuks and cabs can be easily found in the area for travelling within the town. 


FOOD: Kutrallam offers a plethora of restaurants and eating junctions where one can enjoy a pleasant meal. The cuisine here is predominated by South Indian cookery which is extremely gratifying and flavorful. One might also find a diverse variety of non-vegetarian delights in the area. One can also take a small hot tea and coffee break during the trip. 

STAY: Hotels like Green garden resort, Meenakshi Villas, Hotel King palace, Hotel five falls, Saaral resort, Kuttalam heritage, Royal fort luxury hotel etc offer comfortable accommodations. 

AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: Canara Bank, Laxmi Vilas, SBI, Canara Bank, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank and many more operate in the region. 


Kutrallam (Courtallam) Itinerary


Start the day by visiting Shenbaga falls. Later head towards the Five falls. After that grab a bite of food at the nearby small shops. After that head towards the Main Falls. Later that day visit the Old falls and small falls which are located close by. In the evening do some shopping in the market. Rest for the night in respective hotels. Check out in the morning.