Located just over an hour from from Kanyakumari Thirparappu water falls is a good destination especially after monsoons to couple with a Kanyakumari trip especially if you are planning a short break to Kanyakumari from a nearby city. Thirparappu Falls is almost 50 ft. in height and stays active for 7 months in a year after the monsoons.
Thirparappu is a very popular destination near Kanyakumari especially after the monsoons for about seven months. The water fall is formed as the Kodayar River plunges from a height of about 50 ft at Thirparappu.
The third Shivalaya of Kanyakumari, of the 12 Shivalayas of Kanyakumari is located near Thirparappu. Mahadevar Temple built by Raja Raja Chola near Thirparappu is small but beautifully built in traditional Kerala architechtural style.
Chitharal Jain Monuments
The Chitharal Jain Monuments belonging to the Digambara sect with cave temples and rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras is located 7 km from Marthandam and 25 kms from Thirparappu.
Mathur aqueduct is built across the Pahrali river, a small river that originates in the Mahendragiri Hills. Located about 11 kms from Thirparappu Mathur aqueduct carries water of the Pattanamkal canal to Vilavancode and Kalkulam.
Located at a distance of 60 kms from Kanyakumari Thirparappu falls is 13 kms from Pechiparai Dam. The river bed of Kodayar is very rocky however is quite safe if you are careful not to slip on the smooth rocks. There are separate areas for men and women for bathing under the Thirparappu falls. For tourism development a swimming pool meant for children is built near the Thirparappu falls. Boating facility also has been introduced for the tourists at Thirparappu Falls
One of the 12 Shivalayas in Kanyakumari Mahadevar temple has some important inscription carved on its walls, mentioning the events occurred during the rule of the Pandyas