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Thirparappu falls, near Thirparappu village
panchayat town
Thiruparappu is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°23′28″N 77°15′34″E / 8.39111°N 77.25944°E / 8.39111; 77.25944Coordinates: 8°23′28″N 77°15′34″E / 8.39111°N 77.25944°E / 8.39111; 77.25944
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,722
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Thiruparappu falls (upper)

Thiruparappu is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is known for its waterfalls, and for an ancient Shiva temple, which is one of the twelve temples visited in the annual Shivalaya ottam pilgrimage.

Thirparappu Temple, near Thirparappu Waterfalls


As of 2001 India census,[1] Thiruparappu had a population of 21,722. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thiruparappu has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 72%. In Thiruparappu, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Thiruparappu falls (top view)


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.