It is a big tourist attraction and is visited by young and old alike, because of the herbal medicinal properties the water is believed to contain. The town is noted for its salubrious climate and natural scenery. There are 2 important temples here. One dedicated to Shiva is called as Thirukuttralanathar. The othr temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga (2 Kms from Courtallam).
Another interesting place is Thirumalai - 15 Kms. from Courtallam, where there is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Muruga on the ranges of the Western ghats.