The Kumbakkarai Falls originates in the Western Ghats at the Kodaikanal Hills. It lies at a distance of 9 km from the small town of Periyakulam in a place called Kumbakkarai. It is around 24 km from Theni. The water fall is situated in a natural set-up where the chirping of birds welcomes visitors. The Kumbakkarai Falls comprises of two stages.
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Water plumages from an elevation of 400m and gets collected in the huge rock alcoves that are named after wild animals. There is a statue of Lord Murugan near the fall. Visitors love to take a dip in this fall. It is advisable to take help from a local person to guide you to the fall as the rock recesses are a bit risky to tread on. Kumbakkarai Falls can be visited any time of the year but during the Monsoon season it gushes out with full force.