Mathoor Hanging Bridge OverviewRanked 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: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
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