Kanyakumari Places



Kappukad is an ancient village in southern Tamil Naduin Kanyakumari District in Southern India.

The village is also known as Kappiyankadu due to the belief that the ancient Tamil poet Thoulkappiyar , the disciple of Agasthya, was born here on 1 May in the Tamil month of Chitirai on a pournami day in 865 BC.

The area of Kappukad covers around 1 square kilometer and St. Antonys Church is located at the centre of the village. The area is densely populated and over 5000 families live in the village.

The village is situated 2 km away from the Nagercoil - Trivandrum National Highway (NH47) and 3 km away from the continuation of East Coast Road connecting Kanyakumari and Kochi.

The village is an important junction for traffic from both directions and for the proposed Express Highway from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari too.

The village is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut trees. One side of the village is heightened with rocks and small hills and the river Thamiraparan is located on the other.

The nearest railway station is Kuzhithurai (KZT) and the nearest town is Marthandam, located 1 and 2 km away respectively.