(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
Quite a handful of towns and cities have developed in the soils of Indian subcontinent. The state of Tamil Nadu too follows the same rule and tradition. Amongst several towns , Kilkulam deserves to be worth mentioning. There are many people who also identifies Kilkulam as Keelkulam . In fact Kilkulam is a panchayat town, which is situated in the district of Kanniyakumari district of the same state. Strategically, this Kilkulam stretches upto an area of about 5 sq km. In the north western part Mulagumudu is found , in the south eastern part lies Villukuri , Eraniel lies in the south. Also Balapallam and Thalakudi are situated in the southwestern and in the eastern parts respectively.
Demography is significant in throwing light on the identification of a particular town in India. As a result eminent demographers are conducting surveys and research works, which facilitate them to set up comprehensive reports. In this regard, a special mentioning may be made of the Census report of a particular year. Being published in the year 2001, this report emphasizes important facts that are related to Kilkulam like literacy rate, population status etc. As per this report, the total population of Kilkulam showed a measurement of 17,352. Just like many place of Indian continent, number of males is more than females. In other words, male populace constitutes of 51 percent, while female populace comprises of 49 percent only.
Whether a town has achieved development or not can be known from its literacy rate. To be specific, literacy rate acts as a yardstick for gauging the development and affluence of a place. As far as the average literacy of Kilkulam is concerned, it has been measured to be 76 percent, which is higher than 59.5 percent, the average literacy rate of the nation. This conforms to the fact that Kilkulam is a developed town. Moreover if one wishes one can even catch a glimpse of the male and female literacy rates and that too on individual basis. Male literacy is 79 percent . Female literacy rate too is no les significant thereby constituting 72 percent. In Kilkulam, children who are below six years of age constitutes of 11 percent of the total population.
Places in the nearby like Kanyakumari, Colachel Port, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Sanguthurai Beach, Manavalakurichi, Muttam and Nagercoil are primary attraction of the people of Kilkulam .
To provide good commuting Kilkulam has been connected with railways, roads as well as airports. Trivandrum International Airport, Eraniel Railway Station , Nagercoil Junction Railway Station lie in close proximity. NH 47 runs through the Kilkulam town.
One can also reach Kilkulam via road from place like Nagercoil.