Lake / Backwaters
#9 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
Distance (From Kanyakumari): 56 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Diversion From Trivandrum-Kanyakumari Road
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: Tirparappu Water Falls (13 Kms) can be visited along with this place
At a distance of 56 Kms from Kanyakumari (about 8 kms from Trivandrum-Kanyakumari highway), Pechiparai Dam was built during the days of the Maharaja Sri Moolam Thirunal across the river Kodayar.
The construction of the dam was designed on the pattern of the Periyar dam in the Madurai district. The length of the dam is 425.1 mts. It has a catchment area of 204.8 sq.km. There is a camp shed provided at the dam side for the visitors. The weather is very pleasant and hence attracts a large number of tourists.
The reservoir, with beautiful forest around with the backdrop of Western Ghats offers stunning views.