(Last Updated on : 11-02-2009)
Ezhudesam is a small settlement in Kanyakumari district of the southern sate of India, Tamil Nadu. Spread over an area of 11 sq. km. it is surrounded by Kollemcode in the northwest, Pudukadai in the northeast and Killiyur in the east. The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International airport. Kuzhithurai Railway Station is the nearest railway station and Nagercoil Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railhead. Ezhudesam can be accessed from Nagercoil and Kuzhithurai by road.
According to the 2001 India census report, the population of Ezhudesam was 18,652 inhabitants. Males and females constitute an equal proportion of the population. In Ezhudesam, 10% of the population is less than six years of age. Ezhudesam has an average literacy rate of 80%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 83% and the female literacy rate is 77%.
The nearby tourist spots are Kuzhithurai Amman Temple, Adhikesava Perumal Temple at Thiruvattar and Thriparappu Waterfalls.