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Vattaparai Falls

Vattaparai Falls is located in Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. The waterfall has an elevation of 40 m (130 ft) and the nearby area of the waterfall is a projected wildlife sanctuary known as Keeriparai forest range. The waterfall is positioned 25 km (16 mi) north of Nagercoil and 32 km (20 mi) North West of Kanyakumari. The waterfall region is non-commercialized and un-developed and hence holds the natural beauty; the region is also rich in flora and fauna. A small Kali temple exists near Vattaparai Falls. The water flows through small tributaries, tiny pebbles in the forest. Vattaparai Falls is encircled by forest area from all sides and tourists can enjoy bathing in the fresh water streams. It is understood that the pollution free stream has medicinal benefits. The fall is serene and gives peace of mind as it is not a crowded tourist place.


Vattaparai Falls is exactly located on the north west of Kanyakumari near Bhoothapandi village in Keeriparai reserve forest.

Activities to Do

The location is popular for different activities that people can enjoy. Kalikesam falls is another waterfall in the nearby vicinity which can be visited. Kali Mandir is visited by most tourists. En-route tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty of paddy fields, rubber plantations and coconut orchard.

How to Reach

A road trip from Kanyakumari to Vattaparai falls is feasible as the distance is 30.7 kms only. State transport or private buses/cabs can be hired to reach the place. From Nagercoil, Vattaparai Falls can be reached via Puthery towards Thadikarankonam and Keeriparai.

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