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Courtallam City Guide

Courtallam, the "Spa of the South", is situated at an elevation of about 167 mts. in the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli Destrict. It is an excellent health resort. The waters of Courtallam is belived to have medicinal and therapeutical qualities as it flows through forest herbs. Courtallam is 160 Kms. from Madurai, 137 Kms. from Kanniyakumari and 112 Kms. from Triuvanthapuram. The nearest railway station is Tenkasi which is just 6 Kms. from here. Season : July to September.

Temples in Courtallam

It is dedicated to lord Thirukutralanathar ( Siva ). This temple contains many inscriptions about Chola and Pandya Kings. Less than furlong from here is a small temple called Chitra Sabha ( Hall of Pictures ) dedicated to Lord Nataraja and decorated with paintings of rural deities and devotees, puranic stories and religious events. The sabha is one of the five sabhas where Lord Nataraja is said to have performed the cosmic dance.

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