Courtrallam Industrial Visit

Courtrallam going students can visit various wind farms located in the Tirunelveli Districts , The district has hydroelectric power plants together with wind farms, with an installed capacity of 1,089.675 MW; it is one of the major producers of wind energy in the state. The major players in the region includes Enercon WinWinD Suzlon Gamesa RRB and Vestas

Courtrallam is as small, charming town situated at an elevation of about 167 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district.
The waterfalls for which Courtrallam is famous, are formed by a sharp three stage drop of about 91 m (300 ft) by the Chittar river. Several other seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate in this region.
A large number of tourists come here mainly to bath in the falls which are believed to have medicinal properties which has earned Courtrallam the title of the Spa of the South.

Sights to See

The Waterfalls
The important waterfalls in Courtrallam are: •  Main falls (Peraruvi)
•  Small falls (Chitraruvi)
•  Shenbaga Devi falls
•  Thenaruvi (honey falls)
•  Aintharuvi (five falls)
•  Puli aruvi (giger falls)
•  Pazhaya Courtrallam (old falls)
•  Puthu aruvi (new falls)
•  Pazhathotta Aruvi (fruit garden falls).

Ilanji Temple
This temple is dedicated to lord Muruga and is situated amidst lush greenery.

Kuttralanadhar Temple
This temple,dedicated to Lord Shiva, has inscriptions relating to the Chola and Pandyan kings.

Chitarai Sabha
Meaning the hall of pictures, this site is dedicated to Lord Nataraja. The walls are adorned with frescoes of rural deities, Puranic stories, etc. This is said to be one of the five places where lord Nataraja performed his cosmic dance, and the wood carvings here are spectacular

Excursions

Papanasam Hydro Electric Works (46 km): The upper and lower dam and the power house are worth visiting. The waterfalls and the Papavinasar Shiva temple is of great interest. Accommodation: Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Rest House & Cottages. For reservation and permission to visit the project, contact the Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Papanasam Hydroelectric Works.

 

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Industries Enroute

  • Suzlon Wind Farm
  • Greeninfra power project

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Kalagumalai (60 km): This is the site of the superb 5th century sculptures and frescoes created by Jains.

Sri Kasi Viswanathaswamy Temple, Tenkasi (6 km): This Shiva temple, built by the Pandyas, contains some exquisite sculptures and numerous inscriptions.

Manimuthar project (49 km): This is one of the largest power projects in Tamil Nadu. Water falls, park and swimming pool are of interest here.

Sankaran Koil (40 km): An interesting temple where the presiding deities are both is hal Shiva and Vishnu

Oanpozhil (14 km): This temple situated on top of a hillock and is dedicated to Lord Subramanya.

How would you like to travel?

AIR
The nearest airports are Trivandurm (115 km) and Madurai (158 km)
RAIL
The nearest rail head is Tenkasi (5 km)
ROAD
Courtrallam is connected by road with all the important places in South India.
  • 5 km from  Tenkasi
  • 69 km from Tirunelveli
  • 152 km from Madurai
  • 154 km from Kanyakumari
  • 125 km from Tuticorin
  • 109 km from Trivandrum
  • 637 km from Madras
  • 104 km from Quilon
BUS SERVICES
Regular bus services are available to Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Srivilliputhur, etc.

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