Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls
Waterfall at Papanasam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls (Papanasam Falls) is in the district of Thirunelveli in Tamil Nadu state of India. Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls is part of Western Ghats. Water at Papanasam falls is rich in medicinal values as it flows through the thick forests that are rich in Flora. The area surrounding the falls is rich in flora and fauna and is part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, which in turn is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Agasthyamalai is considered as a sacred hills. In spite of the remoteness of these hills, determined devotees comes here. Trekking to Agasthyamalai and back takes 3 days and the entry permits are issued every year, normally during the first week of January for a few days. 100 passes are issued for a day.

Another option trek Agastyamala is to form a group of 10 people and apply for the entry passes at the forest department office, Thiruvanathapuram district. This permits are issued except during Monsoon season. During Monsoon season, it is is highly risky to trek to Agasthyamalai as the rivers gets flooded (at times Flash floods too).

Kutralam Water Falls is a major waterfall near to this falls at Papanasam. There are 3 major falls at Kutralam; namely old falls, tiger falls and five falls.

How Do I Go to Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls?

Papanasam Agasthiyar Falls is around 50 kilometers west of Tirunelveli and is well connected by road, rail and air. PML is the Papanasam Railway station’s code for booking at irctc.co.in, the official railway ticket booking site of Indian Railways. Tirunelveli is the nearest major railway station, where all trains stops.

Tuticorin Airport is the the nearest airport at Thoothukudi. Madurai and Thiruvanthapuram airports are the nearest international airports to the falls at Papanasam.

Tags: Agasthiyar Falls, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, falls in India, Papanasam falls, the water falls, Tirunelveli falls, World Network of Biosphere Reserves

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