Suruli Falls – Theni
Suruli Falls in Theni
Suruli Falls in Theni District is a two-staged cascading waterfall. The falls is located at a distance of 56 kilometres from Theni and around 10 kilometres from Cumbum in Theni district. The falls gets its water from Suruli River that originates from Meghamalai mountain range. The falls plummets from a height of 150 feet gathers into a pool, flows for a short distance and again drops an additional 40 feet.
The water from the falls is said to have medicinal values. Suruli Falls forms one of the major tourist attractions in the district of Theni. The falls is located amidst rich flora and fauna and is surrounded by dense forest adding to its beauty. It draws great number of tourists particularly between the months of June and October when the south western monsoon sets in. The falls lies on the way to Periyar National Park.
It is also well known for the 18 caves that are a perfect depiction of the 18th century Indian rock-cut architecture. Located at a height of 800 metres above the Suruli Falls is the Kailasanathar Temple Cave.
Summer festival held by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department close to Suruli Falls draws a lot of tourists.
How to reach Suruli Falls
Suruli Falls is easily accessible through bus services from Cumbum and Uthamapalayam. Theni is well connected with all the main towns. Distance between Bodinayakanur Railway Station and Suruli falls is 46.7KM Theni Railway Station is the nearest station and Madurai is the nearest airport terminal (around 140 kilometres away).