A popular sightseeing place in Kanyakumari is the Thirparappu Waterfalls, which is also known as Kumari Kuttalam. Presenting incomparable scenic beauty, Thirparappu Waterfalls cascades from a height of around 100 feet; flowing down on a rocky riverbed. This man made waterfall originates from the Kodayar River. Boating is quite popular here. There are separate bathing areas too for men and women. A swimming pool, especially for children has also been constructed recently. Water from Thirparappu Dam is used for irrigation in the nearby areas.
The ancient Mahadevar Temple is located near to the waterfalls.