Kuthalam is a town and a municipality in the Mayiladuthurai district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at 11.17° N 79.44° E, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of the state capital, Chennai.
Kuthalam has a long history dating back to the Sangam era. The town is mentioned in several ancient Tamil texts, including the Sangam literature. The town was once a major trading center and was also a major military base.
Kuthalam is located on the banks of the Cauvery River. The town is located in a hilly region with an average elevation of 120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.
According to the 2011 Indian census, Kuthalam had a population of 40,957 people. The majority of the population is Hindu, with a small minority of Muslims and Christians. The town is multilingual, with Tamil being the official language and the most widely spoken language. Telugu, Kannada, and Urdu are also spoken by significant minorities.
Kuthalam’s economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The town is known for its rice, sugarcane, and banana crops. Kuthalam is also a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is also home to a number of small-scale industries, including textile mills, food processing plants, and engineering firms.
Kuthalam has a number of schools and colleges. The town is home to the Kuthalam Government Arts College, which is affiliated with the University of Madras.
Kuthalam has a rich culture and heritage. The town is home to a number of temples, festivals, and traditions. The town is also known for its handicrafts, which include pottery, weaving, and wood carving.
Kuthalam is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Kuthalam Falls, the Ariyamangalam Falls, and the Kottakudi Falls. Kuthalam is also home to a number of temples, including the Kuthalam Murugan Temple, the Kuthalam Shiva Temple, and the Kuthalam Amman Temple.
Kuthalam is well-connected by road and rail. The town is situated on the National Highway NH7, which connects Chennai to Kanyakumari. Kuthalam also has a railway station on the Chennai-Tuticorin line.