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Mathoor Hanging Bridge

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Also known as Mathur Aqueduct and Mathoor Hanging Trough, this 1-km-long bridge is one of the continent’s longest and tallest bridges. The bridge’s pillars stand 115 feet tall, while the trough is about 7 feet high and 7.5 feet wide. Although the bridge was originally built across the Pahrali River for easy passage of irrigation water, it soon became a major tourist attraction. Apart from taking in the stunning views from the trough, you can also spend time in the children’s park and swim on one of the many swimming platforms.

  • Best Time to Visit: November to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: The bridge is 48 km away from the bus stand and Kanyakumari centre, so you can take a bus or taxi.
  • Timing: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Best for: One of the most popular things to do in Kanyakumari.
  • Tip: Carry a good-quality camera for pictures.
  • Nearby Attractions: Chitharal Jain monuments, Courtallam Falls, Gandhi Mandapam, Kanyakumari Beach, Kumari Amman temple
  • Nearby Restaurants: Oasis Family Restaurant, Udupi International Restaurant, Hotel Daawat, Divines Family Restaurant, Hotel Astoria
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.5 rating and 8,500 reviews

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