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Muttom

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Tamil Nadu  /  Kanyakumari District  /  Muttom
Muttom is a village in the Kanyakumari District of the Tamil Nadu State, India. It is a well known for beautiful beach with some rocks and caves. The major occupation of people in Muttom is fishing. Muttom village is attracted by visitors because of its beautiful beach. More than hundreds of people come to the beach every day and spending their time on the beach shore. Muttom harbor work has been under construction for last 3 years and was expected to be completed before end of 2014GeographyMuttom is one of the famous fishing village, located 16 kilometers from the capital town Nagercoil. Muttom is located at. 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 a lighthouse which is constructed by British India. The lighthouse, though near the sea, is situated 110 feet above sea level. The skeleton was built when India was part of the British Empire until 1947.DemographicsMore 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 Archaeological 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.
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