Chettikulam

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Not to be confused with Cheddikulam.
Chettikulam
Pannaiur
village
Chettikulam is located in Tamil Nadu
Chettikulam
Chettikulam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°9′38″N 77°36′57″E / 8.16056°N 77.61583°E / 8.16056; 77.61583Coordinates: 8°9′38″N 77°36′57″E / 8.16056°N 77.61583°E / 8.16056; 77.61583
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Population
 • Total 9,423 (2,001 Census)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627120
Telephone code 04637-257198
Nearest city Kanyakumari
Lok Sabha constituency Tirunelveli

Chettikulam is a small coastal village in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India.

It is 12 km from Kanyakumari on the road connecting Kanyakumari with Thiruchendur. The nearest town is Nagercoil. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project has built a large township also known as Anuvijay Township for its employees near the village. Chettikulam is the birthplace of the veteran Congress Party leader and former MLA Mr.N. Soundara Pandian and Soundrarajan (AIADMK)(Ex.MP). The Soundara Pandianar Nursery and Primary School is named after this veteran leader. Nowadays bus facilities are very good. The first bus for Chettikulam (3B) from Nagercoil.

This village has a telephone exchange, bank (SBI Pandian Grama Bank), post office and four schools. Including the township, the population is nearly 15,000 people.In addition to this Chettikulam has huge and vast pond.

This village is very famous for kabadi, the MP soundarrajan himself played with many Indian kabadi Team player such as Rajarathinarm, Baskaran, Ganesan, etc..

This village has one government higher secondary school in east corner of the village. More than 5000 students are studying in this school. The nearest colleges are at Kanyakumari, Levengipuram, Nagercoil, Koothankuli, Sankanapuram and Vadakkankulam.

Chettikulam has a C.S.I church, pentecoastal churches, a small Catholic Church (on the way to beach, near to ayyah temple) and many temples in each and every street. The C.S.I church, was very high so from the roof one can view Kaniyakumari Thiruvaluvar statue. Chettikulam has a long sea shore. There is a famous ayyah Temple is located at center of the village. One Muthumariamman Koil Temple is also located in the centre of the village.

Once upon a time the seashore of this village was fully covered with coconut trees, but as the time moves on due to lack of maintenance and the migration of people to other districts for the search of job, now-a-days there is no sign of coconut trees along the coastal area.This village is not only surrounded by pond but also it is surrounded by agricultural lands. Chettikulam will be looking so good during Temple festivals and especially from Christmas days till New Year.

Also this village has many great sportsmen such as K. Suresh, P. Siva, Surya Srikar and S. Vasudevan.

There is another village named Chattikulam in Kerala near Chalakudy