Pazhaya Courtallaruvi / Old Courtallam
#15 of 17 Places to Visit in Tenkasi
Distance (From Tenkasi Bus Station): 11 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 8 Km From Courtallam Main Falls
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: Tiger Falls or Puli Aruvi is situated between Courtallam Main Falls & Old Courtallam and can be visited along with Old Courtallam
At a distance of 8 km from Main Falls, 8 km from Courtallam Bus Station and 11 km from Tenkasi, Pazhaya Courtallaruvi or Old Courtallam is also known as Shivamathungai Falls.
The 200 ft fall features steps that are cut out into the rocks for breaking flow of the cascading water to make it safe for bathing. The water flows through two rocks and drop into the valley to form this waterfall. Along with separate bathing areas for men and women, tourists can engage themselves in oil massages. Bathing here is safe and is a popular activity.
Road access is available close to the falls and about 100 meters walk is needed to reach the falls from parking area.
Tiger Falls or Puli Aruvi is situated 2 km from Courtallam bus stand. It is situated between the Main Falls and Old Courtallam. This artificial falls has a moderate flow of water which is collected into a lake and is diverted for irrigation. This falls is situated inside a private property. There is a Sastha Temple and a Bathing Ghat for pilgrims. It is a perfect and safe place for children to enjoy. There is also an old palace, now a private property.