Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chitraruvi (Small Falls), Courtallam, Thirunelveli

Chitraruvi (Small Falls), Courtallam, Thirunelveli
Chitraruvi is located adjacent to the Main Falls. The size of the falls is comparatively small and the people who are scared of Peraruvi (Main Falls) can literally enjoy Chitraruvi. Separate sections are present both for men and women to take bathe. Chitraruvi or the Small Falls lead to other waterfalls such as Shenbaga Devi Falls and Thenaruvi. Shenbaga Devi cascade is located above Chitraruvi and an adventurous trek uphill, through the Chitraruvi forest, leads to the falls. The stream of water is believed to have rich herbal and therapeutic properties.


For easy access to the falls, there are steps along with the road to the falls. The visitors, who are enthusiastic about bathing under the waterfalls, usually prefer the Chitraruvi Falls when compared to Peraruvi, as they are mightier than them. Also, at Chitraruvi, a natural barrier separates the bathing area for men and women. The main source of the Chitraruvi and the other falls in Courtallam is the north east monsoon rain water. The months of October to December are the ideal time to visit these falls and bathe in their waters.  Chitraruvi (Small Falls) is located at about 650 meters from Courtallam Bus Stand.

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