Kovai Kuttralam is a very famous picnic spot near Coimbatore. The place is famous for the scenic view it offers of a cascading waterfall that owes its origin to the Siruvani Hills. These hills are also a part of the Western Ghats that are towards the western side of Coimbatore.
Kovai Kuttralam is easily accessible from Coimbatore and is at a distance of 35 km from the city. The famous Siruvani Dam has been constructed right above the waterfall. The Forest Department is responsible for the upkeep of the areas surrounding the dam including the waterfall.
One must take special permission from the forest department to visit the Kovai Kuttralam Falls. There are only a certain number of buses that run from the city to the place. However, one must ensure to visit the area well before 5 p.m. because no one is allowed in the place after the mentioned time.