A deep pit has been formed in the bathing area of Kovai Courtallam following heavy inflow of water during the recent rain.

Kovai Courtallam to remain closed until water level recedes

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A deep pit has been formed in the bathing area of Kovai Courtallam following heavy inflow of water during the recent rain.

Closure due to heavy inflow of water, say forest officials.

Kovai Courtallam, a popular tourist spot, will remain closed for an indefinite period due to heavy inflow of water, according to the forest officials.

The waterfall was closed for visitors around three months ago as the inflow was too heavy to conduct eco-tourism activities.

With no bulletins issued by the Forest Department with regard to the entry of visitors, many people had come to the check-post and were sent back.

Forest Range Officer C. Palaniraja, Pooluvapatti forest range, said that the eco-tourism centre was not opened for visitors considering their safety.

“The inflow to the waterfall remains heavy due to regular rains in the catchment areas. Visitors cannot be allowed when the inflow is heavy,” he said.

According to him, the water level in the plunge pool of the waterfall has also increased after a deep pit was formed due to heavy inflow of water following rains in the area.

“The forest path to the eco-tourism centre is also witnessing gusty winds and rain. Unexpected tree falls can pose a threat to the visitors,” added Mr. Palaniraja.


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