Punnyurkulam is a village in Thrissur district of Kerala, the southwestern state of India. The village is located 10 km north west to the world famous temple town Guruvayur along the Guruvayur-Ponnani state highway. Punnayurkuam famous for its cultural heritage, the midi level scripts and literatures describes the region was part of the princely state of Valluvanad, the dynasty who ruled the region from AD 400 to AD 1300 until the Saamoothiri dynasty of erstwhile state of Kozhikode (anglicised Calicut) conquered Valluvanadu and annexed the state. The village is the birthplace to many award winning writers Nalappat Narayana Menon, Nalappatt Balamani Amma and Kamala Das to name the few.
Kamala Das's major work Balyakala Smaranakal plots the village and its heritage. Temples like kadikkad shiva temple,punnayurkulam Bhagawati Temple, Parur Siva Temple and Govidapuram Krishna Temple are few cultural icons of the village.