If you want a good massage, a bath under a 'medicinal' waterfall, followed by a good south Indian meal and rounded off by a good sleep at a comfortable resting place, visit Kuttralam in Tamil Nadu.
The waterfall is certified to have curative qualities by thousands of people who have been visiting Kuttralam regularly. The water that comes down from the 167 meter high waterfall is mineral rich and those who have enjoyed a shower under it will tell you that one is always reluctant to come out.
Kuttralam is located in the Trunelveli District. The resort is 135 kilometres north-west of Kanyakumari and 650 kilometres from Chennai.
There are nine natural 'showers' of waterfalls at Kuttralam, and each shower can accommodate many, many families. Kuttralam is both a health resort and a picnic spot for families.
Southern India has had good rains and the waterfalls have plenty of water. The weather is pleasant. If you can manage a holiday, book your seats at the Kuttralam resorts, and recharge yourself.
Annad, a tourist from Kanyakumari, said: "I have been coming to Kuttralam since four or five years. The season has started. We take bath here because the water has medicinal qualities. I come here with my family."
Kumar, another tourist, said: "Kuttralam season has started. I have been coming here for the past nine years to enjoy bath under the natural shower, which has medicinal property. Secondly, oil massage is also available here. So every year we come to Kuttralam."
It is believed that the waters of the fall touch many medicinal plants along the way, which makes it curative. Tourists can enjoy bathing under the waterfalls, take oil massage and enjoy boat rides.
Malathi, a tourist at Kuttralam, said: "We went to the main waterfall first, since there was a great gush of water; then we went to enjoy boating."