Thirparappu waterfalls is a one of the most beautiful and famous attraction in Kanyakumari District. Thiruparappu waterfalls is 300 feet long and 50 feet height. This waterfalls is located near Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District. Nagercoil is the headquarters of Kanyakumari District and Thiruparappu waterfalls is located around 40 KM from Nagercoil. The famous Kodayar river makes this waterfalls at the place Thiruparappu. The Kodayar river receives water from Pechiparai Dam, this Pechiparai Dam is located about 15 KM from Thiruparappu waterfalls.
Thiruparappu waterfalls is NOT just for a visit, Visitors can also bath here. There is separate bath facility available for men and women. There is a weir at Thirparappu which was constructed to store water. This irrigation process is used to supply water to paddy fields and other agriculture fields around this area. Boating facility available in the lake just behind the dam. A small swimming pool constructed recently for visitors, children can play and enjoy here.
There is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it said that Lord Shiva lives here as Virabhadra. This Shiva temple is located between waterfalls and weir of the river. This temple also called as ‘Mahadever Koil‘. This Mahadever Koil or Mahadever Temple built around 9th Century in Thirparappu, Kanyakumari District.
Kalikesam falls and Vattaparai Falls are other waterfalls located near Thirparappu waterfalls. But Thiruparappu waterfalls is the best one to visit in South India.
How To Reach Thiruparappu waterfalls:
Public transports (buses) from all the cities.
Nearest Airport – Trivandrum (53 KM)
Nearest Railway station – Marthandam
Trivandrum: Trivandrum – Marthandam – Thiruvattar – Kulasekaram -Thirparappu – 57km
Trivandrum: Trivandrum – Kattakada – Kallikkad – Neyyardam – Vellarada – Kaliyal –Thirparappu – 52km
Nagercoil: Nagercoil-Villukuri-Thucklay-Azhakiyamandapam-Verkilambi-Thiruvattar-Kulasekharam-Thirparappu – 42km
Nagercoil – 40 KM
Kanyakumari – 56 KM
kulasekaram – 5 KM
Tirunelveli – 110 KM
Chennai – 850 KM
Madurai – 270 KM
Trichy – 400 KM
Trivandrum – 53 KM
Pechiparai Dam – 14 KM