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Suruli Falls

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Suruli Falls are about 56 kms from Theni. Suruli Falls are also known as Chinna Suruli or Cloud Land Falls. The nearest known place from Suruli Falls is the Kombaithozhu Village. Originating in Meghamalai or Periyar Mountain Range, the Suruli Falls drops from a height of 150 feet gathering in a pool. From the pool these falls plummets to a depth of 40 feet surrounded by lush greenery.

Lying on the way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Suruli Falls are a perfect place for outing. The beauty of the falls increases with its surroundings. With the dense forest all over, the wild flowers and fruits add charm to the route of the falls. The sounds of the falling fall can be heard from the road which leads to the Falls. Reaching here is adding life to the excursion. Suruli Falls are so beautiful that they have even been mentioned in the Tamil Epic Silappathikaram written as poem. Suruli Falls are round the year Falls but June to October is the best time to be here as there is a lot of greenery. This is also the time when the water of the Falls at its best with full volume of water flowing in it.

Suruli Falls are also the place for Summer Festival of Tamilnadu. This Festival organized by the Tamilnadu Tourism Department welcomes people from all over the world. Near the Suruli Falls there are 18 caves which represent the Rock Cut Architecture of the 18th Century. Suruli Falls is a wonderful place to spend the entire day as there are a number of tourist attractions in the vicinity of the falls, in addition to the beautiful Falls.


Fast Facts
  • Distance - Approx 56 kms from Theni and 10 kms from Cumbum
  • Nearest Medical Help - Theni, Tamilnadu
  • Nearest Human Vegetation - Cumbum, Tamilnadu
  • Best Time- June to October
  • District - Tamil Nadu

Kumbakarai Falls
Kumbakarai Falls
One of the falls which is near to the Periyar Falls is the Suruli Falls and the other one is the Kumbakarai Falls. Located in Periyakulum its a natural tourist spot. Originating from Kodaikanal Hills and flowing along the rocks in dip dap manner, these are the ones to sit by for hours. Liked by many and not known by several, these are unique in themselves.


Periyars Elephants
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Formed with the building of a Dam in 1985, this wildlife Sanctuary is the home of many elephants and wild tigers. Periyar Sanctuary has a lake inside known as Periyar Lake. The main water resource for all animals, its a major attraction among the tourists. With the Wildlife Cottages, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary becomes a perfect weekend holiday place.



Suruli Fallls

» Around Suruli Falls :

Kailasanathar Cave Temple : This temple is situated 800 meters above the fall and has a spring. This spring is supposed to have curative powers. It is thought if one stands inside the spring, the waters of the spring cures most of the diseases. There are 18 Rock Cut Architecture Caves around the temple which are worth seeing.

Narasimha Parvata : Narasimha Parvata is the tallest peak in the surroundings with a depth of 3780 feet. The trekking to Narasimha Parvata begins from Mallandhur Village . The route to Narashimha Parvata is not very dense but has several trees which are as high as 40 to 50 high. It takes approx. three hours to reach the Parvata or Hill. The sight from the Hills is panaromic.

Meghamalai : This is the place for Coffee Plantations or rather one of the best places around to see and be in Coffee Plantations. If you are in South India then you are bound to see Coffee Plantations and this is the nearest place around.

Our Suggestions
  • Chenna Suruli Falls are best seen in the month of June when there is the SUMMER FESTIVAL held by the Tamilnadu Government. However, if you want to enjoy the falls in silence, then the rest of the months are best. However, Suruli Falls can be visited throughout the year.
  • Suruli Falls are on the way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. So if you going to see the National Park, then take time out to see the Falls too.
  • In and around the Falls there are no snacks bounties, so its better if you take them along.
  • If there are kids with you, hold their hands all the time. The Falls are quite deep and there is no way out.
  • It rains heavily in the rainy season, so take along umbrellas or raincoat. You can also hire them for a few days.
  • Do not litter around. You have to pay fine if you do so.
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