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The climate in Courtalam is hot and dry during summer season (March to May). During this time the waterfalls get dry due to scarcity of rain water. During the monsoon (June- August), the waterfalls turns gushy and many small waterfalls can be seen due to rampant rain fall. The peak season to reach at Courtalam is during the rainy months as the climate remains mostly pleasant. Winter season ( December to February) is a good bet to make tour at Courtalam as climate remains cool and pleasant.

How To Reach

By Road:

Courtalam is mainly connected by bus transport to the two main cities of Tenkasi and Shenkottai. Buses are available from Madurai to Shenkottai frequently and it easy to reach at Courtalam via this route

By Air:

Tutucorin airport is the nearest airport located 85 km from the town.  There are frequent flights here from Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.

By Rail:

There are no direct railway station allotted as Courtalam stop. Tourists may reach at this place via Tenkasi Railway station, the place is located only 20 minutes driveway from Tenkasi. The main trains passes Courtalam are Podhigai Express from Chennai Egmore, Shenkottai - Madurai Passenger and Shenkottai - Tirunelveli Passenger. Apart from these sometimes Southern Railway runs special trains from Tuticorin and Chennai Egmore, during peak season for supporting tourist flow at Courtalam.


Situated at an elevation of 167m from sea level upon the Western Ghat in the Tiruneliveli District in Tamilnadu, Courtalam is cuddled by locales as the spa town of the south. Courtalam has nine natural mesmerizing waterfalls and cascading water rolls from these falls in the form of small flowing rivers. This small town has multiple health resorts known for their rejuvenating health treatment-packages and warm hospitality.


Besides excellent picturesque beauty of the place the town Courtalam is known for its mild climate around most of the time of year except its rainy season. Apart from mesmerizing water bodies, plenty of herbs are available in Courtalam. Locales believe that Courtalam water quality gets enriched with some unique medicinal properties as this cascading water flows through herbs’ forest and accumulates amazing therapeutic quality in it. This therapeutic effect gets enhanced during fall season and this is the reason thousands of tourists come to visit this beautiful town, which is known as Spa of the south, even in its rainy season. This city is also known as Pithur Kanda Theerthapuram, Thirunagaram, Vasanthaperur, and Nannagaram, etc.


Courtalam has plenty of antique temples and most of these temples are famous for their auspicious association to religion. These temples are mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva, but other deities are also worshipped.


Nearest towns from this place are Tenkasi and Sengottai. Courtalam is surrounded by Agasthiarmalai hill range, which is named after the saint who once used to reside here and contributed a lot for development of Tamil literature from this place. His name was Muni Agasthiar. Courtalam maintain highest literacy rate, which is almost 75%, even higher than national average of 59.5%. Although this place is located near to Kerala border, most of the population of Tamil origin.


Tourist can buy local handicrafts and mementos are available. Fruits like Rambootan, Mangosteen, etc. are widely available. Alcohol is served in restricted bars and also in "TASMAC" shops. However public consumption of alcohol is prohibited.