Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A twin brother to the Banateertham Falls, Papanasam Fall is an immaculate sheet of white water that flows enchantingly in the rainforests of the Western Ghats mesmerizing one and all with its sheer volume, beauty and height. The Papanasam Falls, with a drop of 120 meters is highly revered by the locals both for their immense beauty and religious significance. It is believed that a dip in its waters can absolve one of all their sins. It is, therefore, also called Papanasam Falls; Papanasam in local language means removal of all sins. It is also said that these pleasant force waterfalls possess unique herbal and medicinal properties and that the waters are so nourishing it feels like a soothing oil massage.
In the quaint town of Papanasam in the Tirunelveli district are located these beautiful and mighty waterfalls, tucked in the mesmerizing rainforests of the Western Ghats. The waterfalls form in the Tamirabarani River right before they hit the plains of Tamil Nadu. The scenery surrounding the waterfalls is marked by lush greenery all around, colossal boulder rocks and a great Shiva temple, all of which make a visit to the falls absolutely worth it. If you are lucky, you could spot a Cheetah or a Tiger in the forest along with other animals. A must-see for nature lovers. For the ones seeking to get a step closer to their spiritual side, the Agasthiyar Falls are highly recommended. Come, soak in the beauty of the falls and breathe in the cool, fresh air in the forest. It's an experience worth having.
Air: Nearest airport is at Madurai which is some 150 km away from Tirunelveli. One can hail a cab or public bus till Papanasam in Tirunelveli.
Rail: Tirunelveli is the nearest Rail head which is well connected to Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve.
Road: The Biosphere reserve is well connected by roadways. One can get a public bus from Papanasam which is just 20 km from the Biosphere Reserve or hail a cab.
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Q. Hi sir.... I am Andra, next month I will go to Chennai and I want to visit the Papanasam waterfalls.... I am asking if any Travel buses available In Tirunelveli to see the Papanasam?