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Muttom (Tamil:முட்டம்) is one of a big village in Kanyakumari District of the Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 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 2014
Muttom is a 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.
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 has a primary school (St. John's primary school), managed by the catholic parish priest of MUTTOM and headed by the senior most teacher as Headmaster. There also is a higher secondary school by the name of All Saints Higher Secondary School and is managed by the Monfort Brothers. This school has long standing records in both sports and academics. There is a B.Ed college named after Bishop Agneswamy is also established recently and more educational institutions are expected in the coming years. English medium school namely the Model English School, provides a quality education to the children of Muttom as well as neighbouring villages, which is really a benefit to the small fishing villages.
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.
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 46C
- From Ramanthurai 9k
- From Colachal 5C,SSS,9K,5F,
Nearest Rail Head
- Eraniel - 10 km a small crossing station
- Nagercoil - 18 km Junction Station for trains to all parts of India.
- Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) 72 km by road
- Muttom - Fishing Harbour
- Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) - 120 km Cargo Ship international/domestic, plans to ply passenger ships between Sri Lanka and India
Main town : Nagercoil for all kinds of accommodation and shopping. Just a 17 km away from muttom.
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- Web Portal of Muttom by Bede Griffiths Charitable Trusts
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of India: West Bengal, Orissa, and Andhra Pradesh". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.