Tourist Places - Water Falls
Courtallam - Spa of South Courtallam :
Courtallam is the most famous tourist spot in the district. The natural water falls, pleasant weather and intermittent drizzling really gives an unusual charm to the visitors. The rapturous scene of the falls gets heightened by cool breeze. Usually, the season is in between May to September. The water falls down in eight places with varying force depends on the height of the cliff.
1. Main Falls
2. Small Falls (Citharuvi)
3. Five Falls (Iyentharuvi)
4. Kundaru falls
5. Tiger Falls (Puliyaruvi)
6. Old Courtallam Falls (Palaiya Coutralam)
7. SenbahaDevi Falls (Senbakadavi)
8. Honey Falls (Theanaruvi)
9. Milk Falls (Paalaruvi)
The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has arranged facilities for the visitors to take baths at any time. All the falls, except Honey falls, have been properly illuminated. One can bathe at anytime during the day. The water is said to possess medicinal qualities of the herbal plants grown in this mountain. Those suffering from rheumatic pains, chronic headache, and nerve disorder get cured by a long stay at Courtallam.
Every year during the season (June – September) Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation arranges boating in the Melavannamadai lake near Five falls road.
Agasthiyar Falls :
Papanasam Falls, 42 km west of Tirunelveli, lies on the Tamiraparani River. The falls, also called Agastya Falls, is believed to be located at the place where Shiva and Parvati appeared before the sage Agastya. Papanasam means absolution of sins. It is an important pilgrim center where people take bath in the waters to relieve themselves from sins. Papavinashweshwara (Shiva) Temple is nearby.
Gundar Reservoir and Falls :
It is 70kms from Tirunelveli. The Gundar Reservoir is located at ehe foot of the Western Ghats near the towns of Courtrallam and Senkottai. It is an important tourist place in Thirunelveli District.A large number of domestic tourists on the way to Courtrallam visits this dam and park. This dam site is noted for its salubrious climate and atmosphere. Just 1 km from Gundar Dam to Western Ghats, a beautiful falls is there .To reach this particular falls, only four wheel drive vehicle is suitable.
Manimuthar Waterfalls :
Manimuthar Falls is natural water falls flowing throughout the year situated above the Manimuthar dam. Driving there by bike will be adventurous. The falls nearby has a pond which has a depth of 90 feet (27 m). It is a picturesque place. It is in 35 km from Tirunelveli city. There are some public transport service to go this place on regular intervals from Kallidai Kurichi, the nearby town. Above this fall’s the pleasant tourist spot Kothaiyar is there.