My Visit To Thirparappu Falls
Recently I visited Thirparappu Falls during the stay at nagercoil for the Nagercoil Book fair. Even though the fair is grand failure for me financially, I could console my self with the trip of Thirparappu. I visited the falls on Monday 18th august 2014 with my publisher friends in a rented car. We started around 5'O Clock in Nagercoil and the Cab driver was a old man and he reached the spot only around 6.30 A.M. We have park the vehicle infront of the Sive Temple there and walk about 200 meters to the falls.
On the day we went, the water flow was perfect, and we immediately went for the enjoyment. We were under water for about an hour. The water falling from about 50 feet height, sprinkled on us, exciting us. It was an wonderful experience. All our tiredness due to setting up of stall on saturday was relieved and we felt relaxed.
After an hour of enjoyment in the falls, we returned to the cab and changed the dress and started for the nagercoil around 8.30. The cab driver has taken us to a road side restaurent about 5 km before nagercoil and we all had a good breakfast. Finally we reached nagercoil around 10.45. Other details of Thirparappu falls are given below.
Thirparappu is famous for its waterfalls and is located in Kanyakumari District of TamilNadu in the southern part of India. Also known as Kumari Kuttalam, 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).
The 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. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 feet and the water flows for about seven months in a year.
The Thirparappu weir has been built on the rocky mass that stretches far across the distance covering one fourth of a kilometer in the direction against the streams current. This weir supplies water to the fields that are used for irrigation.
Mahadever kovil located near this fall, is the third Shivalaya of the 12 Shivalayas of Kanyakumari. The Temple is built around A.D. 9th Century by Raja Raja Chola in traditional Kerala architechtural style.
Recently, the District Administration constructed a swimming pool especially for kids here.