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Thoothoor is a highly boomed fisherman village in Kanyakumari district - Tamilnadu state - India, attained such huge prosper without any compromise being done to its traditional values. People here are well matured and are closely in pace with the advance world

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Governance: As in any other coastal villages in this region, the governance of Thoothoor parish is formalized with the help of a committee. This committee contains people elected by people of Thoothoor once in a span. This committee will function under the guidance of parish priest who is appointed by the bishop of Trivandrum diocese. The parish priest is given the supreme rights in case of differences.

God's own children: People in Thoothoor live a tranditional spiritual life. St.Thomas forane church here offers mass and other worship prayers every day. People here will not go for fishing during any of the major Christian festivals and shrine festivals.

Sea Fishing: The traditional career of this people is sea fishing. Thoothoor is the leading shark fish hunters in India. According to V.Vivekanandan, Chief Executive of South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, "It needs to be understood that, with the exception of the Thoothoor fishermen, India does not have the skill to tap the resources beyond the continental shelf, unlike the Sri Lankans". This statement clearly shows where Thoothoor stands.

Literacy Growth: The literacy growth in Thoothoor is amazing over the last 25 years. Now a big number of people from this village are the shining stars in their respective industries such as IT, Manufacturing, Education Services, Own Businesses, Medical, Business Management, etc. All such people are trained professionals, graduates and master graduates, etc.

Sports: The sports participation of this village is exceptional. The players from this village are also participating none other than Santhosh trophy (India's most esteemed football series). They are playing (or have played) for state/national and other leading sports clubs across India includes Indian Railway, ICF-Chennai, Chennai Nethaji Club, Indian Bank, Mumbai Hindustan Limited, various Universities, etc. Nataji Library in Thoothoor performs excellent role in driving the sport spirit of these people.

Political Identification: Thoothoor is located in the southern most part of India, resides in Tamilnadu state in Kanyakumari district.

Spiritual Identification: Thoothoor comes under the spiritual services of Trivandrum diocese. Though this region is politically belongs to Tamilnadu, spiritually the whole Thoothoor ferone (Erayumanthurai, Poothurai, Thoothoor, Chinnathurai, Eravi Puthenthurai, Vallavilai, Marthandomthurai and Neerodi) belongs to Trivandrum diocese. All spiritual activities here are managed by the Bishop of Trivandrum diocese.


  • 40 KM from Nagercoil.
  • 16 KM from Marthandam.
  • 40 KM from Trivandrum (Capital of Kerela)
  • 750 KM from Chennai (Capital of Tamilnadu)
  • 750 KM from Bangalore (Capital of Karnataka)

Facilities available:

  • College - St. Jude's College
  • Schools - Many schools from play schools to HSC
  • Banks - State Bank of Travancore, Indian Bank
  • Hospital - Govt. Primary Health Center & Private Hospitals
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Libraries - Separate for Ladies and Gents

Other Information

  • Language Spoken: Tamil, Malayalam
  • Church: St. Thomas Ferone Church
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum. (40 KM)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kuzhithurai / Marthandam (16 KM)

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