Thuckalay is a small town situated 16 km north-west of Nagercoil, in Kanyakumari District. Places of tourist interest in and around the town include the Padmanabhapuram Palace, and Olakkay Aruvi Waterfalls.
Nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (65 km). Nagercoil Railway Station is the closest railhead. By road, Thuckalay is linked with Thiruvananthapuram, Nagercoil, Marthandam and Kanyakumari.