Papanasam Overview

Ranked 2 of 90 sightseeing in Tirunelveli

Papanasam is a village located in the Tirunelveli District and has a famous temple called the Papanasam Temple. Papavinaseswarar, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, is the presiding deity of this temple.

Another attraction of this village is the Papanasam Dam, also known as the Thamirabarani River Dam. It is believed to have been built during the British era and is surrounded by high mountains and huge trees. The dam is about 240 m high, 5.4 m wide and 265 m long and has a total catchment area of around 147 sq km.

Monkeys of different breeds can be spotted around this dam. Boating can be done in the nearby lake.
 

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What travellers are saying about Papanasam

Experience scale
  • Very Good 2
  • Excellent 2
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Famous for:
Places of Worship
Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets
67% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Prabha Karan

Prabha Karan5.0/5

1 review

My first trip

Papanasam a must visit place for everyone who loves waterfalls.I love to visit this place again. At first we planned for kutralam then we moved on to this place.When we reached there the climate is little breezy and we saw minimal no. Of touristsAt first we have reached the papanasam waterfalls there we found lot of tourist enjoying there presence. We thounght to climb the hill to watchout the dam located in the hill. We took an auto and started to move. While half way through the travel we are able to see this location and we enjoyed thoroughly.No hotels or hygenic foods available herr. Just raw sea food is avail here ..

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Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval4.3/5

415 reviews

City ofShiva Temple and a fall

We stayed at Tirunelveli and from here we went to Papnasam. After drive of 50 km we reached to Papanasam. Papnasam is known for Papanasam temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. After having pray to Lord Shiva here, we proceeded for Asthiyar Falls, Papanasam at a distance of just 3 kilometers. Here we have a Bath. A water from dam is coming down not at a big height but full in force. A nice visit.

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  • City ofShiva Temple and a fall
  • City ofShiva Temple and a fall
  • City ofShiva Temple and a fall

Anand Rak

Anand Rak3.6/5

1 review

Awesome place to visit

Nearly one day I spent there, its awesome. Dense forest, saw some Deers, Waterfalls, Monkeys, Boating, lots of fun. Am sure it will be a good time for one day family trip.

Katie Nathan

Katie Nathan4.3/5

17 reviews

A place with scenic beauty

Papanasam holds the virgin scenic beauty of Kalakad Mundanthurai Reserve Forest Hill and also a Tiger Sanctuary, Karaiyar Dam, Agasthiar Falls, Agasthiyar Temple (reachable by foot by climbing steps) and the beautiful Palaivana Nathar temple.
  • A place with scenic beauty
  • A place with scenic beauty
  • A place with scenic beauty
  • A place with scenic beauty
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Ramesh

Ramesh5.0/5

6 reviews

Boating is available

Must see place, huge reservoir with boating to falls. In the bottom it flows as Agasthiyar falls. Papanasam temple visit cleanse our papams and river bed at Kallidai must enjoy place. Nice food available at low budget hotels.

Photos of Papanasam

Papanasam, Tirunelveli

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Jagdish Raval

Papanasam, Tirunelveli
Papanasam, Tirunelveli

Photo by

Jagdish Raval

Papanasam, Tirunelveli
Papanasam, Tirunelveli

Photo by

Jagdish Raval

Papanasam, Tirunelveli