The beauty of this falls finds mention in the ancient Tamil epic, Silappathikaram written by the poet Ilango Adigal . Near Suruli Falls are 5 caves which represent Indian rock cut – architecture of the 11th Century. On the Suruli river, The water is said to act as medicine and cure diseases.
It is one of the major tourist attractions in the Theni district and draws tourists from different parts of the state, particularly during the southwest monsoon. June – October is the best season due to monsoon activity, though there is some flow year round. This falls is tourist friendly with showers and changing area near the falls. There are frequent bus services available from Cumbum and Uthamapalayam to reach this falls on the way to Periyar National Park . The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department celebrates summer festival at Suruli falls every year. Construction of a bridge across the Suruli River at a cost of Rs.45 lakhs has increased tourist flow to the falls significantly.