Thirparappu Falls

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Label : Must Visit

Tags : Waterfall

Timings : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 2 per person,
Camera: INR 5

Activities : Swimming, Photography and Boating

Tips : 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.

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Thirparappu Falls, Poovar Overview

Located at a distance of about 55 kilometres from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Tirparappu 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 frolic around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise. Thirparappu Falls are best seen on a day trip from Kanyakumari or as a stopover while you travel between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum.

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. 

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Best Time To Visit Thirparappu Water 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.

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.

Local Food and Restaurants

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

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