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Mathur Aqueduct

Near Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Kanyakumari
Type: Bridges
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is situated in mathur village. A tall aqua duct from the ground level where u can walk along a narrow path where only one can walk at a time connecting two mountains, as we were balancing to walk in such a height looking shivering, we saw local villagers riding cycle over the small bridge. A wonderfully built one and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

constructed in 1969 by late CM Kamaraj of Tamilnadu at a cost of just Rs:13 lakhs(unimaginable compared to todays cost). The display shows that this is the longest n tallest bridge in Asia. May be true at the time of construction in 1969. May not be holding this record still. Anyway i am not sure.Tallest pillar measures 110 feet n... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was constructed soon after independence for irrigation purposes. You can walk on the trough which is at fair height. Not recommended for persons have the fear of height. You can give a bye for this . Nothing to loose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We paid an entry fee of Rs. 2 per person.The bridge does not look or feel smashing enough until you set foot on it and walk the walk! It is about a kilometer long and around 100 feet high. The view from high up there is totally divine...you mostly see lots of thick coconut trees, the small village far below,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was my 3rd visit, but every visits I feels like a first visit... This area is covered with nature... I 'll be back again...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Mathur thotti paalam is located near Thiruvattar in Kanyakumari district. It is built connecting two hills and for transporting water. The height is around 100 feet in the middle of the bridge. There is a river below. The total area is surrounded by trees and one can enjoy the nature and the human engineering which built this bridge for transporting... More

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Kiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

After the "Thiruparappu Falls" we enjozed this place really much. When we arrived there were no other tourist and we had the whole bridge for us. And this bridge is really impressive cause of the high, the length and the surroding area (just small mountains/forest/small village/small river). Walking through the bridge was really impressive and this while it is mostly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you are driving between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum Mathur aqueduct provides a nice, scenic stop mid way. It is one of the rare attractions that was built after independence by the then CM Kamraj. There are 2 ways to reach the attraction. One is a motor able road right to the top and the other is to reach the base... More

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Chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had great expectations about the Mathur Aqueduct before we visited it. Popularly known as Thottilpalam this is Asia's longest and highest aqueduct constructed during the times of Kamaraj, the past Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. Other than the view of lush green trees below, there is nothing much to watch or do here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It is around 55-60 Kms from Kanyakumari town and as per my information no direct buses available. You have to go by car, roads are ok and there are many banana farms on the way. You can get down at the bottom of bridge and climb stairs, which is quite tiring. You can go directly to the bridge by road.... More

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