Located on the borders of the Tirunelveli District and Kanniyakumari District is the village of Maruthappapuram. It comes under the Valliyoor Taluka of Tamil Nadu and is quite close to the Bay of Bengal. It witnesses a humid climate and heavy rainfall during monsoons. Vadakkuvalliyur, Panagudi, Nagercoil, and Padmanabhapuram are the cities close to Maruthappapuram.
Places to Stay
There are limited accommodation options in Maruthappapuram. Hence it is recommended that tourists stay in hotels in Kanyakumari. Some of the hotels here are Cape Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Melody Park (Tariff – Rs. 900), and Hotel Raja Palace (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of Maruthappapuram is Tamil. The other languages spoken here are English, Tamil, and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
There are limited tourist attractions in Maruthappapuram. However, tourists have the option of exploring nearby places such as Kanyakumari (37 km), Tirunelveli (42 km), and Tiruchendur (64 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Maruthappapuram is the Tuticorin Airport, which is 66 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Maruthappapuram is the Kanyakumari Junction, which is 37 km away.
Maruthappapuram has a bus stand of its own with buses connecting to nearby places such as Chennai, Kannyakumari, and Tirunelveli among others. There are many private operators who run regular busses on this route. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.