Among the many beautiful waterfalls in Tamilnadu, Courtallam for sure knows how to enchant travellers with its bonniness. Speaking of which, Courtallam falls is not just one but a set of nine falls settled close to each other in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. They are named as Peraruvi (Main Falls), Aintharuvi (Five Falls), Thenaruvi (Honey Falls), Chithirai Aruvi, Puli Aruvi (Tiger Falls), Shenbagadevi Falls, Pazhaya Aruvi (Old Falls), Puthu Aruvi (New Falls) and Pazhathotta Aruvi (Fruit Garden Falls). Besides, what adds more charm to the panoramic surroundings are the Western Ghats and the Chittar river where these famous waterfalls find their home.
Courtallam Falls are popularly known as a medical spa for it was the place where sage Agastya with the blessings of Lord Shiva set up his abode. It is believed that this was the same place where the sage curated these medicinal falls to get relief from his headache. As for the best time to visit this famous tourist attraction, it is during the monsoon season that Courtallam Waterfalls witness people swarming in number just to relax and rejuvenate by the rushing water. The Tamil month of Aadi also welcomes devotees for the celebration of Saral Vizha to dip their soul in the medicinal waters before they proceed to the Papanasanathar Temple in Papanasam. November-December is also a peak time to visit Courtallam Waterfalls as the travellers going to Sabarimala and Agasthiyar Falls choose to stop by on their way.