#8 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
Distance (From Kanyakumari): 50 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
Place Location: Diversion From Trivandrum-Kanyakumari Road
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: Pechiparai Dam (13 Kms) can be visited along with this place
At a distance of 50 Kms from Kanyakumari, 51 Kms from Trivandrum & 704 Kms from Chennai (about 12 kms from Trivandrum - Kanyakumari highway, 13 kms from Pechiparai Dam), the Kodayar makes its descend at Thiruparappu and forms this wonderful waterfall.
The river bed is rocky and about 300 feet in length. 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. A swimming pool has been constructed for children over here. This is a safe place for swimming.
Mahadeva Temple dedicated to Siva enclosed by strong fortification is very close to the waterfalls and it's one of the important Siva temples in Kanyakumari district.
This waterfall has good road access and does not demand any trekking.