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Suruli Falls, Theni

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Suruli falls, is located 56km from Theni and 10km from Cumbum in the Theni District in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a 2 stage Cascading water fall. The Suruli River supplying the falls originates from the Meghamalai mountain range. The falls drop from a height of 150ft gathers into a pool, flows for a short distance and again plummets an additional 40ft.HistoryThe beauty of this falls finds mention in the ancient Tamil epic, Silappathikaram written by the poet Ilango Adigal. Near Suruli Falls are 5 caves which represent Indian rock-cut architecture of the 11th Century. On the Suruli river, The water is said to act as medicine and cure diseases.TourismIt is one of the major tourist attractions in the Theni district and draws tourists from different parts of the state, particularly during the southwest monsoon. June - October is the best season due to monsoon activity, though there is some flow year round. This falls is tourist friendly with showers and changing area near the falls. There are frequent bus services available from Cumbum and Uthamapalayam to reach this falls on the way to Periyar National Park. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department celebrates summer festival at Suruli falls every year. Construction of a bridge across the Suruli River at a cost of Rs.45 lakhs has increased tourist flow to the falls significantly.
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  • Suruli .. if you are a nature lover..,itll be a feast ... .if You are a spiritual explorer then it's a whole treat .... There is a lot temples in the suruli hills and you can explore a lot for a whole...  more »
  • Suruli falls is located at cumbam town of tamil nadu, which is the border of tamil nadu and Kerala. We had been to the falls early morning expecting it to be less crowded but it did turn out to be cro...  more »
  • i have went there lot of time with my family lot enjoyment there from my child hood i have enjoyed my first falls still it is my favourite falls  more »
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  • Suruli Falls is a major tourist attraction. It is about 1km from the main entrance. Steep steps lead to the falls. Not advisable for people with heart ailments. With special permission from the Forest department, one can drive up to the steps leading to the falls. During public holidays the place becomes overcrowded. Parking becomes very difficult. There is an entrance ticket. During peak of summer, if the seasonal rains fail in Kerala, there will be no falls. Only dry rocks to rub against.
  • Its a simple place.. Just to walk for 10 mins but its not like proper water falls. Its just a narrow lane of water. People were waiting in a queue there to take bath.. Not impressed. But that walk was good.. Nice place. Good to visit in the morning
  • You could call it falls if water were present. Guess a running tap has better chance. Totally disappointed after about 2 km walk and even the ticket counter didn't warn us that there is no water and we were headed towards nothing !!!
  • Nice place when visiting on these summer occasions...the water in falls is bit slow and less..but it really worth it... entrance fees per person is Rs.5..nice forest atmosphere till u reach the falls... seperate dressing room for ladies is also available...
  • The falls area is the best and wonderful place I have ever seen. There is lot of creatures are living. The way to the falls is one of the beautiful places in tamilnadu forest areas.
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