Spanning over an area of 12 sq km, Puthalam is a small town situated near Kanyakumari in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Mandaikadu is situated in the south-east, Kottaram in the east and Suchindram in the north. Thovalai, Sanguthurai Beach, Kanyakumari Beach and Vattakottai are nearby attractions.
Accommodation facilities are available at Kanyakumari. Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport. Kanyakumari Railway Station serves the town. Puthalam can be approached from Nagercoil and Kanyakumari by road.