Fast, Fair and Festivals of India Fast, Fair and Festivals of India
Celebrated In : Courtallam, Tamilnadu
In the month of : July
Courtallam is famous for its season, which lasts from June to September, the hottest period of the plains. Thick clouds gather and streaks of lighting flash across the sky. The southwest monsoon, vigorous in Kerala get reduced when arrested by the towering peaks, escape through the Aryankavu Pass and when they reach Courtallam becomes mild. It does not pour in torrents but is a drizzle called "Saral" in Tamil.
Throughout the day, the overcast clouds sprinkle water over the region and the temperature drops considerably. It is a rare and a pleasant experience to stroll in the "Saral" becoming neither wet nor dry. Courtallam is visited annually by thousands of visitors for the several falls, which clot the town.
The Saral festival makes a celebration out of a simple, daily ritual bathing! And indeed, a bath at the picturesque Courtallam waterfalls is no ordinary event. The healing waters of the roaring Courtallam are famed for their medicinal properties. The festival is held in the month of July. Cultural programs, competitions, fun and frolic make this festival remarkable.