Thirparappu Waterfalls and Mahadevar Temple

Last week to spent our holidays we visited the place Thirparappu/Thriparappu (Malayalam: തൃപ്പരപ്പ്, Tamil: திற்பரப்பு).  It is famous for a great waterfall and a sivalaya temple.  Commonly the waterfall of Thirparappu is known as ‘Kumari Kuttalam’ (Kuttalam is a famous waterfalls in south India, Kumari itself Kanayakumari).  We knew only that much information when we started the journey.

We started our journey from Trivandrum through Marthandam, Kulasekharam via Thirparappu.  When we reached the place Thirparappu junction we had the confusion because the main road is splitting into two.  Right side road had the bus service and the other not.  Which way we are suppose to choose to reach Thirparappu.  To avoid the confusion there is a arch in the left side road to direct the people to waterfall.  We sent our vehicle through left side.  Commonly the waterfalls may not be found in habited area. But here we traveled through the residential area.  Within few minutes we reached the spot and parked the vehicle in the parking area.

By the side of the road we could find a channel.  Other side a board invited us to Thirparappu Mahadevar Temple.  It is the third Sivalyam of Kayakumari Sivalaya temples.  We went to the temple.  The environment of the temple was so peace.  Truly our mind will get relax if we go there.  Stone made the temple and it resembles Kerala Architecture.  The temple was build by Raja Raja Cholan.  Here the God is Lord Mahadevar (Siva).  That day was the special day of the God.  So the special pooja was going on the temple.  So would find the crowd.  The main occasion of this temple is Sivarathri.  After few minutes we came out and followed the way to the waterfall.






We paid the entrance fee, also they charged for camera. Then we moved to the waterfall through the steps.  Both the sides of the steps were many plants and tress and the plants were decorated with different beautiful shapes.  By enjoying the beauty of the plants again we followed way of waterfall.  Now we are in the waterfall.  ‘Wow’ what a beautiful place and scenery.  People were taking bath in the waterfall.  An excursion team from a school also was there in the waterfall.  Since for men and women separate places are there to take bath.  There were no chances for immoral activities.  After taking bath we went to the children’s park, which is maintained by Thirparappu Panchayath.  There was a swimming pool near by the waterfall and we have to pay if we go to the swimming pool.























This waterfall is on Kothayar/Kodayar River (which is originated from Kodayar Lake created by Pechipparai Dam).   Then we went nearby the riverside.  Since it was summer season a little amount of water seen in the river.  So we tried to cross the river in the shortcut way.  There were many rocks in the river.  In the river there was a Mandapam.  So we stayed here and there and enjoyed the nature.  Many more colourful fishes were swimming in the river.








There was a lake in the river, which was formed by a check dam.  Between the river and lake there was a bridge to across them. In the lake we could find the boating service.  We traveled through the bridge and reached the other side of the river.  There was a beautiful garden and a children’s park, which were maintained by Kadayal Town Panchayath.  Children were playing in the park.  Since it was summer season many ice cream sellers were there.  We had some ice cream to get relief from the hot.  To make more beautiful our journey we had boating also.  Like that we spent half of a day in our journey in Thirparappu.  By getting some things from the shops we return.













It is very good place for one day trip with family.  Here the bus service is not frequent, so better arranging a vehicle.  We hope since the palace is very famous, the Govt. authorities can make some more developments and facilities for public.

Location
Thirparappu, Near Marthandam, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, INDIA

How to reach
Trivandrum: Trivandrum-Marthandam- Thiruvattar-Kulasekharam-Thirparappu - 57km

Trivandrum: Trivandrum-Kattakada-Kallikkad-Neyyardam-Vellarada-Kaliyal-Thirparappu- 52km

Nagercoil: Nagercoil-Thucklay-Azhakiyamandapam-Verkilambi-Thiruvattar-Kulasekharam-Thirparappu - 42km

Nearest
Railway Station: Marthandam (Kuzhithurai)
Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

Nearby Attractions
Pechipparai Dam, Mathur Aqueduct, Chitharal Rock-cut Temple, Neyyar Dam, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Aruvikkarai

39 comments:

Indrani said...

Great landscaping done.
Fantastic sights.

R. Ramesh said...

good one ya:)

Vaish said...

Gorgeous details and pictures! The waterfalls look amazing!

R Niranjan Das said...

Its a beautiful falls. Had been here 4 years back.

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Vetrimagal said...

Informative article , with detailed pictures. Nicely written too. Thanks for introducing a new place to me.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful image.

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

manoharamayittundu..... blogil puthiya post....... HERO- PRITHVIRAJINTE PUTHIYA MUKHAM........ vaayikkane..........

eye in the sky said...

It's always fun finding your way around ... AND getting there. :)

Animesh said...

I like this type of temple very much.

Eden said...

What a lovely place! Beautiful photos.

LadyFi said...

Such a lovely place -- and the waterfall is glorious!

ashok said...

you've got a very interesting blog...

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos from a wonderful place.
The waterfalls and garden looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

magiceye said...

wonderful captures and informative

Rajesh said...

Interesting. Looking forward to waterfall

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Krishna,

Very interesting photos and a well written post with many details. I enjoyed reading this post.

Have a nice day,
Joseph

Sandhya said...

Will make a point to visit this place, Krishna. Looks nice with your pictures. Thank you.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Very well presented. I have visited this fall while going to Padmanabhapuram palace.

Arti said...

Wonderfully covered! Gorgeous waterfall and the garden too. I absolutely love my tours here. Thanks for sharing :)

Jeevan said...

Wonderful photos! We visited the Thirparappu falls last December and water was flowing enough that time, leaving my parents and cousin to shower.

You captured the places beautiful and well disclosed the river, check dam and the temple areas we missed to check. I need to make a post of mine on this place soon.

Meera Rao said...

Looks very serene and tranquil! Thanks for the detailed descriptions and photos.

George said...

What a marvelous waterfall. I can only imagine what it looks like during the rainy season. The plantings are also very beautiful. Thank you for taking us with you to this wonderful place.

Destination Infinity said...

Landscaping and the garden is very beautiful. The animals are interesting but they could have maintained it better. Interesting place, was not aware of this.

Destination Infinity

Saru Singhal said...

Looks like an awesome place, thanks for sharing :)

Rachna said...

Nice pictures. Seems like a good place to visit.

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padmaja said...

You always take your reader to the actual spots with your temple posts.. some of them are very good subjcts to paint!

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sm said...

beautiful narration

Kusum said...

The waterfall is beautiful! Very useful report.

Kalyan said...

lovely captures and nice reading about this place.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Great holiday/picnic spot. Lovely place - nice temple, well manicured lawns & plants, great views of the river and wonderful waterfalls. Good that you could cool off with a nice bath.
Was very near this place earlier this week - We had a day trip from Trivandrum to Suchindram & Padmanabhapuram Palace. Shall post photographs shortly.

joshi daniel said...

nice and cool :)

Ash said...

Looks like a pleasant place!

R. Ramesh said...

thanks buddy

rudraprayaga said...

Pretty photos with full details. informative.

krishna said...

beautifully written..

KParthasarathi said...

Excellent post with all details and accompanied by several photos to give a real feel of the place.Thanks

gopa kumar nc said...

my place.

nimbocumulus R said...

Very nice