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Kutralam falls

Discussion in 'Tamil Nadu' started by Bonzer, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Bonzer

    Bonzer New Member

    Hi guys,

    Did anyone see Kutralam falls in Tamilnadu? I think they are located somewhere near Tirunelveli or so. May anyone tell me how to reach there and how far it is from Chennai?

    Thanks in anticipation!
  2. Debapriya Deb

    Debapriya Deb Active Member

    Kutralam, also spelt as Courtallam, is a famous tourist spot in Tamil Nadu. Courtallam is situated in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu and it is an extended part of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. This region receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season and as such it serves as the originating point for several rivers such as Chittar River, Pachaiyar River and Tambaraparani River.

    Courtallam has as many as 9 waterfalls located in close proximity to one another. Most of these waterfalls are seasonal. The water volume is high in monsoon days, but they dry up during winter. June to October is the best time to plan your trip to Courtallam.

    Chennai to Courtallam Route:

    Courtallam is situated at a distance of around 635 KM from Chennai. If you are travelling in car, it can take around 8 hours. The best route is to take Cheenai-Theni highway to Villupuram followed by NH38 till Madurai. Then you need to take NH744 via Srivilliputhur, Poovarchatram and Kadayanallur to reach Courtallam. Here's the Google Map to help you with the route -


    TNSTC buses are also available from Chennai CMBT to Tirunelveli. You can get one bus in every 30 minutes or so. From Tirunelveli, Courtallam is just around 65 KM. Local buses are available, but it is better to hire a taxi from Tirunelveli to reach Courtallam.


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