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About Kutralam

Kutralam is a small township, which stands at an altitude of 167 metres on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District in the state of Tamil Nadu. The name of the town, Kutralam, is the anglicised version of Kuttralam.

Known as 'Spa of the South', the township is famous for its cascading waterfalls and ancient temples. The location features as manyas seven waterfalls, which originate from the Chittar River. The town is also referred to as Mukthiveli, Nannagaram, Pithur Kanda, Theerthapuram, Thirunagaram and Vasanthaperur.

about-KutralamLike many other Indian towns and cities, the township of Kutralam is also linked with mythological stories. According to legend, Lord Shiva commissioned saint Agastya to avoid imbalance due to the growing huddle in the Great Kailash on his celestial wedding.

The inscriptions in the temples of Kutralam depict the feature of Chola and Pandya Kings. According to the belief of natives, the Sabha is one of the five Sabhas, where Lord Nataraja had performed his trademark cosmic dance.

Tourists can also arrive at Tenkasi Railway Station to approach the town, which is 6 kilometres from the destination.

If approaching Kutralam by air, the nearest airport is Tuticorin Airport (TCR), which is located at a distance of 86 kilometres. The ideal time to visit Kutralam is during June to September that can be approached through road from Tirunelveli. The climatic conditions of the region remain pleasant round the year with an occasional drizzle and a gentle cool breeze.