(Last Updated on : 25/03/2015)
Kutladampatti Falls is one of the beautiful tourist attractions in the Tamil Nadu state of India
. It is basically an artificial waterfall and is a famous tourist destination in the region. It is nestled in a picturesque location and known for its scenic beauty. The waterfall has gained popularity following some serious media coverage in the early 2000s. Over the years, it has established itself as a major attraction and is now visited by many local as well as distant tourists throughout the year.
Location of Kutladampatti Falls
The waterfall is situated in the Madurai district
of Tamil Nadu. The fall is located in the village
of Kutladampatti close to Vadipatti. It is situated 8 km from Vadipatti and almost 30 km northwest of Madurai. Kutladampatti Falls is located in a reserve forest. This forest is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department.
Highlights of Kutladampatti Falls
The scenic beauty and peaceful environment are the main highlights of this waterfall. It is nestled amidst serene nature. It got its name from the village Kutladampatti, in which it is located. Kutladampatti Falls is almost 27 metres in height. The picturesque location is a treat to the eyes. Many Maduraiites spend their weekends at these falls. Several construction works have been initiated to boost up tourism here. Pavements and steps have been built by the local administration that leads to the falls. The ideal time to visit this waterfall is during the months from September to February. However, the waterfall goes dry in the summer or in the absence of rain.
Nearby Attractions of Kutladampatti Falls
The nearby attraction of the waterfall is Swami Ramanagiri Ashram. Surrounded by mango
farms, the Ashram is located in the downhill. The ashram also has various shrines and is a home to peacocks
. The ashram is considered as an ideal location for meditation
Connectivity to Kutladampatti Falls
Kutladampatti Falls is well connected by different modes of transport. Tourists from Madurai can take a direct bus from the Periyar bus stand. Tourists may also visit the spot via Vadipatti, traveling by bus. One can also avail the State Mini bus available from the Vadipatti bus stand.