Kumbakarai Falls – Theni
Kumbakarai Falls in Theni
Kumbakarai Falls are situated at the foothills of the Kodaikanal Hills. These falls flow in two stages. Water at first collects in huge rock recesses, the water then flows for about half a kilometer before it cascades as the main waterfall. The height of the falls is upto 400 metres.
The source of water for the Kumbakarai falls is River Pamba. The water, as in other waterfalls, acquires healing and medicinal attributes owing to its journey over rocks and green pastures.
Tourists have a refreshing experience bathing under the healing waters of Kumbakarai Falls, especially during the monsoon season. The falls has a statue of Lord Murugan standing in the middle of the falls and a temple dedicated to Goddess Thadagai Nachiamman quite close to the falls.
Kumbakarai Falls is located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Periyakulam, which is the nearest bus stand to the falls. The nearest railway junction is at Madurai. Madurai is also the nearest airport terminal at a distance of 85 kilometres.