Pechiparai Reservoir


13.4/5(4 Ratings)

Pechiparai Reservoir Overview

Ranked 23 of 30 sightseeing in Kanyakumari

The Pechiparai Reservoir is one among the chief attractions located nearby Kanyakumari. Situated about 45 km from Nagercoil, the reservoir is frequented by tourists all through the year.

The Pechiparai Reservoir was built during the reign of Maharaja Sri Moolam Thirunal (1885 – 1924), across the River Kodayar, based on the model of Periyar Dam in Madurai. The reservoir is about 425.1 meters long and has a catchment area of 204.8 sq km.

Pechiparai Reservoir is built amidst the Western Ghats. These hill ranges are the home of a tribal community called as Kanikars. The dense forest that surrounds the Pechiparai Reservoir is the natural habitat of diverse wildlife. There is a camp shed on the side of the Reservoir which acts as a resting place for visitors.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Kiran Rj

Kiran Rj1.4/5

7 reviews

Nothing attractive for a tourist

This is not at all a tourist place. We have travelled to Pechiparai on our return trip from Kanyakumari. This place has no tourist attraction and there is no sightseeing experience. No good hotels. The only attraction we found was some boys swimming and enjoying at the canal. I will never recommend any tourist to visit this place.

Sindhuja Suyambu

Sindhuja Suyambu4.3/5

105 reviews

Worth visiting dam

Pechiparai dam is located 43 km from Nagercoil. The dam was very well maintained and the view from the dam was also good. It was really entertaining walking on the dam with family.