June 20, 2014

Bana Teertham Waterfalls - Heaven on the earth

Site Name:  Bana Teertham Waterfalls
Site Type: Forest, Waterfalls
Location:  Bana Teertham, Papanasam, near Ambasamudram town, near Tirunelveli city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:  A magnificent waterfalls located in Western Ghats within the range of forest; the popular Indian film 'Roja' was shot in this location
Nearest Railway Station: Ambasamudram
Nearest Airport: Tirunelveli
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tirunelveli and Ambasamudram; a lot of buses are available till Papanasam; from there, hire jeep or van 
Hotel: Few options in Ambasamduram and Papanasam; more options in the nearby city Tirunelveli
Restaurants: Only few options in Ambasamudram and Papanasam

Ambasamudram is a picturesque town located on the banks of the beautiful Tamrabharani river and on the foothills of the Western Ghats. The nearest city of Ambasamudram is Tirunelveli. It is located in Tamil Nadu state in South India.The town has a lot of scenic spots and temples. Papanasam is a smaller town located near Ambasamudram which offers a lot more scenic spots, dams and wonderful waterfalls. Let us explore a spectacular waterfalls - Bana Teertham waterfalls.

Unlike other waterfalls in South India, Bana Teertham is a perennial waterfalls. Water flows in this magnificent falls throughout the year. However, the best season to visit the place is November and December.

This waterfalls is popular in southern Tamil Nadu. However, it remains unknown to the other parts of India. The famous movie 'Roja' was shot in this scenic location.

The place is located at the other end of Kalakkad Mundanthurai forest. To reach Bana Teertham waterfalls, you need to take a boat ride for 20 minutes where you would get to enjoy the surrounding spectacular Western Ghats hills. Another 15 minutes trek would take you to the waterfalls. However, it depends upon the Forest department to allow the visitors till the waterfalls. 

The spectacular waterfalls located within the forest range and surrounded by hills is a must-visit.

Happy travelling.


  1. Krishnakumar, I must agree you have a true love for nature. Only an ardent nature lo9ver would appreciate the beauty of waterfalls, forests and similar locations. I am sure you had a jolly time visiting these places. Thanks for sharing this post.