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Thirparappu Falls

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Time Required: 2-3 hrs

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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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INR 2 per person,
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Thirparappu Falls, Kanyakumari Overview

Located at a distance of about 55 kilometers from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolick around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise.

These falls are a unique combination of streams that flow together to form a magnificent waterfall. The containment below is no less than a top tier waterpark and is perfectly safe too. The entrance of this destination has a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is highly revered by the locals.

Enjoy a boat ride in the tranquil waters of Thirparappu and let the surrounding natural beauty consume you. This destination is the perfect spot to enjoy a fun filled day with family, and children will have a gala time here, guaranteed!

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Located in the proximity of the waterfall is the Mahadevar Temple. The Mahadevar Kovil located here is one of the twelve 'Sivalayas'. Famous for Kerela's architectural style, this temple was built around the 9th century A.D. This temple houses some old inscriptions, including one of the Pandiya king which can be traced to the 9th century itself. The presiding deity Mahadevar, who is believed to be very calm and pleasant towards his devotees, manifests himself in a fierce form here. Visit this temple for a beautiful spiritual journey.

Boating in Thirparappu is a whole new experience in itself. You can rent paddle boats here, and the route taken by the boats is quite a picturesque one. Rowing slowly through the jungle of thick vegetation, the beauty and serenity of this destination are quite mesmerizing and serene. This destination also has a swimming pool, which is quite well maintained and is continuously replenished by the fresh waters of the falls above.

The boat ride is situated at a higher altitude than the waterfall, and you will have to walk a while if you wish to ride the boat. Also, no proper food outlets are situated there.

Thirparappu is situated on the Nagercoil to Trivandrum highway, hence is easily accessible by road or state buses.

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