Situated in lush green surroundings, Aruvikkarai (also spelt Aruvikkara) is a small town in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Ponmani is situated in the east, Thirparappu in the north-east and Arumanai in the north-west. It lies near Thiruvattar, which is about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Hanging Bridge at Mathur is the prime attraction. Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thengapattinam, and Thriparappu Waterfalls are nearby tourist spots. Accommodation facilities are available at Nagercoil.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. Kuzhithurai Railway Station serves the town. Nagercoil Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railhead. Aruvikkarai can be accessed from Kuzhithurai and Nagercoil by road.