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Mathur Aqueduct, Kanyakumari

Mathur Aqueduct, or Mathoor Hanging Trough, is a hanging trough (bridge) and a popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari. It stands on Pahrali River and was built for transporting the water for irrigation purpose and to reduce the flood like situation. It is surrounded by a lush green hamlet and serves as a famous recreational site for everyone.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Mathur Aqueduct was built in the year 1966 by the then CM of Tamil Nadu, K Kamaraj. It is the longest and highest aqueduct in South Asia as it has a total length of one kilometer and stands 115 feet tall
2) The construction of this trough ended the problem of the shortage of water in the nearby taluks
3) Due to its eye-catchy surroundings, it has emerged as a frequented tourist site in Kanyakumari. Tourists do not miss spending a few hours here
4) Visitors can climb Mathur Trough and see a stunning view of the misty Western Ghats

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Many people adore visiting such places that are filled with serenity and provide calmness. Mathur Aqueduct is one among them and is visited on a large scale. It welcomes the visitors throughout the year.

 

Reaching There:-
Despite its location in a hamlet, Mathur Aqueduct has a huge network of roads that connect it with the rest parts of the city. By hiring the local buses and taxis, tourists can reach Mathoor village. From there, a short trek or a bullock cart ride can be relished till this trough.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Kuzithura Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum Airport

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