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Timings : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 2 per person,
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Thirparappu Falls, Poovar Overview

Located at a distance of about 55 kilometres 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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Best Time To Visit Thirparappu Falls

The best time to visit the enchanting waterfalls is during winters as the water levels are high in the Kodai River allowing you to witness the falls in their full verve. Also, the temperature is enjoyable in winters, letting you enjoy your trip without inconvenience.

Stay Near Thirparappu Falls

Nagercoil should be the preferred option as it's a big city with many accommodation options suiting all budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around Thirparappu Falls

Mahadevar Temple: Located in the proximity of the waterfall is the Mahadevar Temple which is one of the twelve 'Sivalayas'. Famous for Kerela's architectural style, this temple was built around the 9th century A.D. It 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 and Swimming: Boating in Thirparappu is a whole new experience in itself. You can rent paddle boats here, and the route taken is quite a picturesque one. Rowing slowly through the jungle of thick vegetation, the beauty and serenity of this destination is quite mesmerising and serene. It also has a swimming pool, which is quite well maintained and is continuously replenished by the fresh waters of the falls above.

Activities At Thirparappu Falls

One can swim at the falls. The fall are also a favorite for photography.

Nightlife At Thirparappu Falls

There are a few pubs and clubs in the busy market area of central Nagercoil which offer great entertainment.

Food At Thirparappu Falls

Get the best of Tamil food such as dosai, idli, vadai and others such as chicken curry and Nagercoil style meen kuzhambu.

Restaurants Near Thirparappu Falls

Prabhu Hotel and King's Chic

Sample Itinerary For Thirparappu Falls

Thirparappu Falls are best seen on a day trip from Kanyakumari or as a stopover while you travel between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum.

Tips For Visiting Thirparappu Falls

1. Carry water bottles and packed lunch as there aren't many places to eat. Also, carry an extra pair of clothing in case you get wet due to swimming.
2. 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.
3. There is a lack of proper washroom and changing rooms near the waterfall.
4. In case you forget to carry bathing clothes, you can buy shorts and towels from hawkers near the falls.
5. There is a dearth of proper washrooms and changing rooms near the waterfall.
6. There are separate bathing places for men and women.

How to reach Thirparappu Falls

  • Air: Nearest airport is at Trivandrum. Nagercoil is well connected to Trivandrum by road and bus services.

  • Rail: Nearest rail heads are at Kanyakumari and Nagercoil which are well connected to Thirparappu Falls.

  • Road: Situated on the Nagercoil to Trivandrum highway, Thirparappu is easily accessible by road or state buses

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