ⓘ Kallkkulam taluk is a taluk of Kanyakumari district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The headquarters of the taluk is the town of Kallkkulam.Up to 1957, Kallk ..

                                     

ⓘ Kallkkulam taluk

Kallkkulam taluk is a taluk of Kanyakumari district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The headquarters of the taluk is the town of Kallkkulam.Up to 1957, Kallkkulam Taluk formed part of the Travancore Kingdom and subsequently the Travancore-Cochin State. It was when the States were divided on linguistic basis that Kallkkulam, Thovalai, Vilavancode, and Agastheeswaram Taluks of the erstwhile Thiruvananthapuram District of the then Travancore-Cochin State were included in the then Madras State as Kanyakumari District.

Taluk Kallkkulam was an important administrative division of the former Travancore Kingdom. Padmanabhapuram, the former capital of the state of Travancore is located in the Taluk Kallkkulam. He was in Kallkkulam that Marthanda Verma Maharaja of Travancore Kingdom, then Venad Kingdom was executed eight Nair lords of Ettuveetil Pillamar, who challenged his power to the throne.