Mathur hanging bridge, Thiruvattar

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Mathur Hanging Bridge or Mathur Hanging Trough is situated near the town of Thiruvattar and is mainly a watercourse or a pipe used for transporting water. The bridge has been built over the river Pahrali. It has been named after the small village of Mathur that lies close to the aqueduct.

The Mathur Bridge is 3 km away from Thiruvattar and is at a distance of 60 km from Kanyakumari. The bridge has the distinction of being the tallest, as well as the largest aqueduct in the whole of South Asia.

What started out as a relief measure for drought atrocities in 1966 has now become a famous tourist destination of south India. To encourage the influx of tourists, the tourist department has taken steps to improve the facilities being provided in the area. The area surrounding the aqueduct is maintained throughout the year, so as to make the place all the more attractive to tourists. One can see lush green fields, softly rolling hills of the Western Ghats and the gently moving grasslands by standing at the center of the duct.


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