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Peer Mohamed Dargah, Thuckalay (35 kms)  This dargah is named after Peer Mohamed Oliyullah, the great philosopher Mohamed Appa, who wrote many books on philosophy.

Thiruvattar(60 kms)  The temple is dedicated to Adi Kesava Perumal in the Ananthasayanam posture and is considered one of the 13 sacred places for the Vaishnavites. The inscriptions found in this temple fixes its age to the 12th century.

Remains of old mural paintings belonging to a period not later than the 17th century can be seen on the walls of the inner shrine. Woodcarvings show exquisite workmanship and they adorn some of the structures in the temple. It is about 11kms north of Thuckalay on the Nagercoil-Kulasekaram road and 46 kms from Kanniyakumari.

thirparappuChidaral(55 kms)  Chitharal is a small village situated at a distance of 7 kms from Marthandam and 55 kms from Kanniyakumari. It is famous for the hillock at Chitharal has a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras and attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to the 9th century A.D.

Thirparappu Waterfalls  Thirparappu literally means a pavilion of beauty and sanctity. The panoramic view of the Lord Mahadevar temple or (Lord Shiva) atop green hills and the perennial River Kodayar running in front of the shrine is really fascinating and attractive. The Kodayar makes its descent at Thirparappu and the sparkling waterfall is a rich feast for the eyes.


Entry Fee Timings
Per head Rs.2/-
Video and camera fees are Rs.75/- and Rs.5/- respectively.
6.30 A.M. to 6.30P.M.
Parking fee for vehicles is collected separately.

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