Posted on: 27 April 2011

The Waterfall at Courtallum in the Tinnevelly District - 1804

Plate 3 from the fourth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery,' which they called 'Twenty-four Landscapes.' The views progress northwards from the far south at Cape Comorin to Srinagar in Garhwal in the Himalaya mountains. The site of Kuttalam takes its name from the Kuttalanatha shrine, a small temple when the Daniells visited it, which has become a site overcrowded with pilgrims and visitors. The natural setting of this cascade, falling on the shiny rocks, represented a very captivating and picturesque site for the artists.

Source : British Library

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A great artifact this is!! Thanks, RBSI for making such old treasure available to us!

This waterfall is now called the "Main Falls" as there are many such in the neighborhood. It's wonderful to see how different it's been a couple of centuries ago (not being overcrowded like now)