Courtallam - Kanyakumari
Courtallam waterfalls is in Tirunelveli Dist., Tamilnadu. Here water is falling with various herbs, so it has medicine qualities, and it is called "Spa of South India". There is also a belief that the mentally ill gets cured after taking bath here. It is located at an elevation of about 550 feet in Western Ghats and it attracts the tourist from all over India.
Courtallam is famous for its season, which lasts from June to September, the hottest period of the plains. Thick clouds gather and streaks of lighting flash across the sky. It is a rare and pleasant experience to stroll in the 'Charal' (meaning drizzle, also spelt as Saral) becoming neither wet nor dry. Thousands for the several falls, which clot the town, visit Courtallam annually.
Kanyakumari is an important pilgrim center lying at the southern most tip of India, at the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Often referred as the 'Land's End' of India, Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is famous for its picturesque beach and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. On “Chaitrapurnima” (the Tamil name for all full moon day that generally falls in April), it is possible to enjoy the unique experience of seeing the sunset and the moon rise over the ocean simultaneously.
The sea at Kanyakumari is pretty rough, so it is an enjoyable sight, watching the sea beat itself against the rocks and then subside, before it gathers itself up for another attack. The Kanyakumari beach is beautifully hued with multi-colored sand, but it does not generally offer one the opportunities to sunbathe on the soft silver sands, or to indulge in some frolicking in the waves! This is largely due to the fact that the seashore is rocky and dangerous, and there is a manmade wall running along it.
People are warned to stay off the rocks, and if someone does otherwise, he or she is severely reprimanded by a watchful policeman. A spectrum of shells is available on the Kanyakumari beach. There is a lighthouse which offers a panoramic view all around.