Mathoor Hanging Bridge


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Mathoor Hanging Bridge Overview

Ranked 8 of 30 sightseeing in Kanyakumari

Mathoor Hanging Bridge or Mathoor Hanging Trough or Mathur Aqueduct is a popular place of tourist attraction in Kanyakumari. Mathoor Hanging Bridge is situated in Aruvikkarai village of Thiruvattar Panchayat of Kanyakumari District.

Mathoor Hanging Bridge is considered as the longest and tallest aqueduct in Asia. It was constructed in the year 1966 across the River Parazhiyar (Pahrali). This bridge has a height of about 35.2 meters and a length of about 1 km.

The trough called as Pattanamkal canal, carries water from one part of the hill to the other side of the hill. The canal has a height of about 2.1 meters and a width of about 2.9 meters and is supported by 28 pillars. Mathoor Hanging Bridge was constructed for drought relief and agricultural support for the adjacent taluks of Vilavancode and Kalkulam.

There is a staircase from the top to the bottom of the Mathoor Bridge leading to entertainment facilities like children’s park and view tower. From the top of Mathoor Hanging Bridge a panoramic view of the place can be seen.

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan5.0/5

19 reviews

Scary and adventourous

This is what I was not expecting. A must visit if you ever go to Kanyakumari. Its just a cemented bridge but at a good height. Do reach to the end of the bridge. From the top the view was excellent. Rain, green almost everywhere and dark clouds just made our day.

Deepika vinika4.3/5

51 reviews

Its also known as Asia's longest bridge!

Worth watching this bridge if you're not afraid of heights. While going you must go through this bridge & you'll be able to see so much greenery. When you finish the walk on bridge then go downstairs & you'll see children's play park. Fun place to enjoy.

Chrysann Pereira5.0/5

31 reviews

Bit difficult to climb

There are lot of steps to climb to go to the top, so if your not able to walk please don't go here. but for the rest its a must visit. the view from the bridge is worth seeing.

R vijayamadhavan4.3/5

3 reviews

Fun place if you walk

There will be lot of people offering you pineapple, mango, and peanut, it will be fun when you walk the bridge, look down it would be great fun. You would be above the tall trees, below. The aerial view of water flowing below is nice.

Mari Kumar3.6/5

3 reviews

Good place to spend time and relax

look like narrow but too hight from ground ithink 500 ft here available honey but not oreginal dont buy honey by the by beautiful place childrens very like...

Akhersh Johnson5.0/5

6 reviews

Asia's biggest hanging bridge


Sindhuja Suyambu4.3/5

105 reviews

It was an excellent view

Mathoor Hanging Bridge is one of the most tourist attractions. The view from the tall & narrow bridge was excellent. It was totally green around. There was running water under bridge and we played there for sometime. It was different experience. Worth a visit.

R satheeshkumar Ramanathan4.3/5

6 reviews

Nice destination for tourists

highest bridge constructed for the supply of portable water to kumari dt peoples. nicest tourist place.

Amit Rao5.0/5

52 reviews

Mesmerizing view from the top

The road to this place is not good, but it is worth a visit. the bridge is used to carry water from one hill to other. the View from the top of the bridge is mesmarizing