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Thirparappu Waterfalls

Tiruparapu, India

A handmade waterfall in Kanyakumari.  

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Located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, the Thirparappu Waterfalls is located a little over two miles from the Thirparappu Dam. The dam and waterfalls were built for irrigation of the nearby farmland, but the waterfalls are also a place to relax. This location is considered one of the best places to visit in Kanyakumari and is certainly worth spending an afternoon.

The easiest way to enter the falls is through the entrance, which is a seven-minute walk from the waterfalls. 

As visitors traverse this scenic walk, they are surrounded by forest and water, and may even spot elephants being taken care of by the locals. 

Near the waterfalls is an ancient Hindu temple dating back to the 9th- century and is easily accessible. There is also a pool and playground for children. The upper area of the falls has boating available closer to the dam

Nearby the falls are hotels and restaurants.

Know Before You Go

The falls are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. There is an entry fee for the falls, but it is inexpensive, between 5-10 Indian rupees. However, there is a parking fee, but parking may be difficult, so you may need to walk a little farther if you are forced to park farther away.


There is also a fee for using the bathroom and changing room, so keep this in mind as well.  

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