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Ayyanar Falls

Ayyanar falls are located in Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu. Perched in the Western Ghats, these falls get their water source majorly during northeast monsoon rain. The water in these falls fall from a height of 15 feet.

Ayyanar falls are one of the major attractions of Rajapalayam which is one of the most famous and sought after tourist spots in Virudhunagar district. These falls have derived their name from a small forest temple located besides the falls. The name of the temple is Ayyanar temple and thus, the falls have also acquired the same name. People living in Rajapalayam mainly use the water from Ayyanar falls for drinking purpose.


Ayyanar Falls are located in the Ayyanar Koil forest area located at a distance of about 10 km from the city of Rajapalayam in the western direction.

Activities to Do

Rajapalayam, the city where Ayyanar falls are located is one of the famous tourist destinations for woodland mountain climbing. A dam is also situated on the way to these falls which is also a good place to see.

As Ayyanar falls are located in the Ayyanar forest area, the visitors also get an opportunity to indulge in hiking.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Rajapalayam is Madurai which is located at a distance of about 79 Kms. After reaching here, you can reach Rajapalayam through train, bus or by hiring a private taxi.

By Rail

The nearest rail head to Ayyanar Falls is Rajapalayam at a distance of about 12 Km from the Ayyanar falls. You can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach the falls from the railway station.

By Road

The nearest bus station is located in Rajapalayam at a distance of about 10 Km and it in turn is connected with other major cities of Tamil Nadu through a well developed network of roads.

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