Saturday, 6 October 2012


                    Thirparappu is famous for its waterfalls and is located in Kanyakumari District of TamilNadu in the southern part of India. Thirparappu Falls is located 42 km from Nagercoil (headquarters of Kanyakumari District), 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram (capital of Kerala) and a distance of 5 km from Kulasekaram (nearest town panchayat). This famous falls is in the Kodayar (Kothai River).The Kodayar makes its descend at Thirparappu and the water fall at this place is about 13 km. from Pechiparai dam.
Thirparappu waterfalls is 300 feet long and consists of a rocky riverbed. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 feet and the water flows for about seven months in a year. The whole bed above the falls is one rocky mass which extends up to a distance of about quarter of a kilometer upstream where the famous Thirparappu weir has been constructed for supplying water to the paddy fields. Children's Swimming Pool & Dressing Room are available at Thirparappu.
On either side of the river, on the left bank of the river in between the water falls and the weir, there is a temple dedicated to Siva enclosed by strong fortification. The District Administration has recently constructed a swimming pool for children over here which is very popular among the children.
The beautiful water falls makes up for one of the most beautiful landscapes that you can go and visit and it is destined to capture your attention. People visiting the falls can dearly enjoy having a good bath under the water stream. They can spend an excellent time in standing underneath the light thudding water stream. Thiruparrapu falls will be a classy place to plan your trip during the vacation times to Kanyakumari / Trivandrum .Tourists coming to Kanyakumari make it a point to visit these beautiful falls and get enthralled by the sheer picturesque nature of the surroundings here.
A Mahadever kovil located near this fall, is the third one of the twelve Sivalaya's. The lord after destroying the yagam of dhaxan as virabhadra murthi has taken abode over here. This lord, who is very sweet for the sincere worshippers, is in a fierce form. There are many old inscriptions in this temple including the one of the pandiya king dated ninth century. This temple is built around A.D. 9th Century This is famous for its Kerala Architecture.
And a Cauve Temple near this Temple, is belongs to the age of First Raja Raja Chola 42 k.m. from Nagercoil.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest Airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). By Rail : Connected with all important cities of the Nation from Kanyakumari and Nagercoil Railway Stations. By Road : Well connected by Buses from Nagercoil, Marthandam.

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