Manimuthar Falls are created by the waters of Manimuthar River, one of the most important rain fed river in South India.
Manimuthar Falls is located in the Manimuthar river cascade. These hills are mainly covered in commercial tea plantations of South India.
Location of Manimuthar Falls
Manimuthar Falls are located at a distance of 47 kilometres from the district headquarters of Tirunelveli District of South Indian state, Tamil Nadu.
Tourism in Manimuthar Falls
Tourism in Manimuthar Falls includes many nature tourism sites. Some of the nature tourism sites near Manimuthar Falls are Kallidaikurichi, Manimuthar Dam, Papanasam Dam, Agasthiyar Falls, Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Vettuvan Koil Temple, Banatheertham Falls, Sivasailam Temple, Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Shenbagadevi Amman Temple, Krishnapuram Temple and Kalyana Theertham. A garden overlooks both the cascade and the dam, largely visited by the tourists. The nearest airport to Manimuthar Falls is at Tuticorin, at a distance of 47 kilometres. These falls come under the Kalakad Mundandurai Tiger Reserve area. The height of Agasthiar Falls is 120 meters. The shrine of Munivar Agasthiar is located atop the cascade. It is believed that during the holy matrimony of the Hindu God Shiva and Goddess Parvati, all the Gods and Goddesses from Heaven had gone to the Kailash Parvat, in order to attend the auspicious ceremony. This disrupted the balance of Earth, for which Munivar Agasthiar River is meditated at the Agasthiar Falls and the wedding was completed smoothly. Manimuthar Dam and Papanasam Dam is an exquisite site to visit. The area around the dam is airy and the clean mountain river water, adds glory to the premises. The boat ride to the Papanasam Falls is worth a task to be accomplished.
Manimuthar Falls can be visited in railways, roadways and airways. The nearest railway head to reach Manimuthar Falls is at Kallidaikurichi. One can reach the Manimuthar Falls from the Manimuthar Dam via Ghat road, about 5 kilometres away.
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