Kutladampatti falls is situated in Cholavantha village near Madurai. This falls is less crowded and also very beautiful. This falls cascades from the height of 27 metres, it is actually an artificial waterfalls known for its scenic beauty. With a short span of time this falls has become famous among the locals. People from many parts of Tamilnadu starts visiting this falls to beat the scorching sun.
Tamilnadu government has taken many steps to establish this falls as a famous tourist destination. Recently a 2km step trek to this falls had been built for the convenience of the trekkers. The way to this falls is fully covered with dense forest and lush greens, so it is also a perfect place for wild photography.
The falls get it’s name from the village Kutladampatti, in which they are located. This village and Kutladampatti Falls are distanced at 30 kilometers from the district headquarters, less than an hour by road.
On the way to the Kutladampatti Falls, one can come across beautiful huge rocks. The fresh water stream that descends down the rocks as the Kutladampatti Falls rejuvenates the mind and soul of the visitor. People practice nature photography of the surrounding wilderness of the falls and enjoy bathing at the platforms under the cascade. This waterfall seeks a lot of visitors during its prime months.
The infinite humming of birds, cool breeze, lovely ambiance and the total backdrop of this falls make it a finest holiday destination.
Best time to visit:
This falls is visited mainly by the locals and is perfect to visit during the month of Sep – Feb. During summer season one may not find much water in this falls. This falls is a famous weekend getaway for Madurai people.
Variety of medical plants, sandal wood trees, oak trees, besides jack and mango trees are in the hills. Animals like deer, wild boars, and large squirrels exist in the forest. Nearby to this falls is the Sathiyar Dam and there is also a 500 year old temple dedicated to Thadaagai Amman known as Thadagai Nachiamman Temple. Apart from this there is two spiritual centers, a Buddhist meditation center and the Ramangiri Ashram. These ashram serves as a best spot to rejuvenate your tired mind and soul.
This falls is located just 30 kms from Madurai town. There are lots of bus connectivity to this falls from Madurai Periyar bus stand. Vadipatti village is located at the distance of 8kms from this falls. It is also advisable to hire a taxi from Madurai to reach this falls.