Vattaparai falls is located in the Keeriparai reserve forest near Bhoothapandi village on the Pazhayar River in Kanyakumari district. It is 13 km from Nagercoil and 32 km from Kanyakumari. This 20 km² area is proposed to be a Wildlife Sanctuary.
There are a few small waterfalls in this area - the nicer ones being Vattaparai Falls and Kalikesam falls. This is a very serene and undeveloped place. One can enjoy water rushing through small mountain streams, ferns and pebbles in the rainforests. The falls are surrounded by forest on all sides and forms part of an active animal corridor. The long stream is pollution-free. People are allowed to take a natural bath here and it is believed that the water from the stream has some medicinal effects.