Kumbakkarai Falls is located very near to Theni district but falls under Dindigul District. This falls is exactly 8Kilometers away from Periyakulam.
Theni is famous for Suruli falls and Kumbakkarai falls were visited next to Suruli falls. The water is available for the whole year. The water density is low during summer days and rich during the winter days. The source of water comes from Western Ghats. Peoples were allowed to bath in this waterfalls. If the water flow is high then people were restricted to bath in the falls. Kumbakkarai Falls is dangerous and people should take care of their life. Dangerous regions were notified by notice board anyhow it is your own duty to save your life. Kumbakkarai falls has many slippery regions and people were requested to bath with help of some support.
There are many tourist spot near Kumbakkarai. You can also visit Suruli falls which is located near to Theni. Theni is a nice place with rich natural source. The Kumbakkarai climate will be cool all over the year. Winter days will too cool and summer days will be cool. You can enjoy the fine breeze. On the way to Kumbakkarai there will be several temples. In addition to this there trekking path to Kumbakkarai to Kodaikanal. People in Kumbakkarai will help you for your trekking journey.
The present day Kumbakkarai which is a tourist spot was once nothing but a forest with waterfalls. Thiru K.Chellam Iyer an affluent business man of Periyakulam those days and Proprietor of Bavani Krishna Vilas hotel wanted Kumbakkarai water falls to be one another tourist spot similar to Courtallam. He obtained permission of the British government in 1942 and constructed dressing rooms, staircases and bathing spots in that area at his own expense and Kumbakkarai waterfalls soon turned out to be a tourist spot. The present day Kumbakkarai still speak of his name. The stone inscription at Kumbakkarai waterfalls speaks about his contribution to the falls. The Murugan statue that can be seen in the Photo was sponsored by Thiru K Chellam Iyer of Periyakulam.
The Kumbakkarai Falls are mighty and dangerous. The visitors bathing at the cascade should be careful of the slippery rocks and the heavy down pour of water. Holding on to the railings and each other’s hands would prove to be safe. It is advisable to take local help to visit the falls and for the trek into the hills. The temperatures at the Kumbakkarai Falls remain low even in summers and the weather can be quite chilly during the winter months! There are many temples on the way to the Kumbakkarai Falls from the nearest town. The nearest railway station and airport to the Kumbakkarai Falls is at Madurai.
Madurai is well connected to Theni and all parts of Tamilnadu. So it is good to choose Madurai. Theni is well connected to Kumbakkarai via Periyakulam. You have first reach Periyakulam to reach Kumbakkarai.