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Mathur Aqueduct

Near Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #12 of 31 Attractions in Kanyakumari
Type: Bridges
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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Faridabad, India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The location is really good and the place is very unique. This is used for transportation of water from one hill to the other. When we went there was no water and heard that during rainy days or when the dam is opened, they get the water. Else, (when we had went there) they take water manually. A walk over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our driver let us off at one side of the viaduct and picked us up from the other .We walked across at 4pm and enjoyed the views to the mountains and to the many palm trees underneath us.It is a beautiful place .We did this as part of our day trip from Kanyakumari

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

A friend of my father took me to this place. It is a long drive though, and no convenient buses from Kanyakumari either. It was an amazing sight. There was no water in the aqueduct itself, but it was fascinating to walk over it and view the river and trees below.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Visited the place basis tripadvisor reviews and we came back impressed. The aqueduct is of course technically impressive, however the main attraction for us was the impressive scenery and view from the aqueduct. We went there early in the morning as the first stop of a tour from Kanyakumari. No crowd and amazing freshness to the air in the morning.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This aqueduct connects to two hills and carries water from one to another. This is a very popular place and finds itself in a lot of movies. The breeze on top of the bridge is so good and the scene is totally green that you hate to leave the place. The center pillar is about 130 feet tall.

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