Sunday, 7 October 2012


            Muttom (Tamil:முட்டம்) is a big village in Kanyakumari District of the Tamil Nadu State, India.It is well known for its beach. The major occupation of people in Muttom is fishing. Muttom village is attracted by people because of beautiful beaches. More than 100's of people come to beach every day and spending their time on the beach shore.Muttom harbor work is under construction for last 3years and the same is expected to be completed before end of 2012.


Muttom is a fishing village, located 16 kilometers from the capital town Nagercoil. Muttom is located at

8°08′N 77°19′E / 8.13°N 77.32°E / 8.13; 77.32.[1] It is well connected by road to the Nagercoil town. It is approximately 75 km from the Trivandrum International Airport. It is reachable from Kanyakumari by road with a distance of about 34 km.Nearest villages are Esanthangu, Ammandivillai, Pillaithoppu, Azhikal, Kadiyapattanam & Manavala Kurichi.Major roads to reach muttom via Ammandivillai , Esanthangu & Nagercoil. There is also a 100-year old lighthouse. The lighthouse, though near the sea, is situated 110 feet above sea level. The skelton was build when India was part of the British Empire until 1947.

More than 99 percent of the village are Christians and they do a variety of jobs. Majority of the people are fishermen who do fishing related works. Most of the people are educated at least to the school level. As most of the residents are Catholics, it has a catholic administration committee which is elected democratically and headed by the parish priest of the All Saints Church.

The Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple is one of the founding stones of the Jain religion. Currently the Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple is under the purview and care of Archeological Survey of India. According to research, in 1003 AD, King Raja Raja Chola celebrated his birthday here. He conquered Muttom, and named Mummudi Chola Nalloor as stated in the stone carvings available in the temple. Around the eighth century AD an ascetic named Veeranandi came from Thirunarunkondai Melappalli and stayed here to preach Jainism


Muttom sports a beautiful and tidy beach. Huge rocks standing at either sides of the beach give the beach a pristine look. Since the beach is usually less crowded, it makes an excellent spot for tourists to enjoy its beauty. There is also a children's park and a Christian retreat centre called the 'Rock Bible centre' just in view of the beach.Reaching Muttom
Buses serving this village :
  • From Nagercoil 5C, 14A, 14C, 14DV,14EV,5F,
  • From Thuckalay & Monday Market (alias Thingalchanthai or Thingalnagar) 47,47C,12G
  • From James Nager 14DV
  • From kanyakumari SSS
  • From Marthandam 46
  • From Ramanthurai 9k
  • From Colachal 5C,SSS,9K,5F,
Nearest Rail Head
  • Eraniel -  9 km a small crossing station
  • Nagercoil - 18 km Junction Station for trains to all parts of India.
Nearest Airport
  • Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) 72 km by road
Nearest Seaport
  • Muttom - Fishing Harbour
  • Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) - 120 km Cargo Ship international/domestic, plans to ply passenger ships between Srilanka and India
Main town : Nagercoil for all kinds of accommodation and shopping. Just a 17 KM away from muttom.


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