Courtallam, also popularly known as “Spa of South India”, is a panchayat town in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Tirunelveli at a distance of 59 km east. Being very close to the Agasthyakoodam Biological Reserve of Kerala, the area has a lot of greenery around. Nature lovers must explore this area at least once in their lifetime.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying in the area are K.R.Residency Boarding & Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 600), Kuttrallam Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 500), Suriyaa Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 600), Tamilnadu Hotel-II (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
Places of Interest
Some of the must-visit places in the area are Ilanji Kumarar Koil Temple, 18 km away from the Kadayanallur New Bus Stand; Sree KutralathaNathar Temple, located 20 km from the bus stand; and the CSI Church, 28 km away from the New Bus Stand. Some of the places worth visiting in the district headquarters of Tirunelveli are Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Agasthiyar Falls, Vettuvan Koil Temple, Suyambulingaswamy Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Trivandrum International Airport in the neighbouring state of Kerala at a distance of 112 km.
Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station, at a distance of 57 km, is the nearest railway junction connecting Courtallam to other cities in the region.
There are a number of buses commuting to Courtallam which you can book by resorting to online bus ticket booking. Buses to the area are available from both Thirunananthapuram as well as Tirunelveli. Volvo bus booking through bus booking websites like TicketGoose.com is very convenient