Thengapattinam is a place of historical importance in the Kanyakumari District
of Tamil Nadu
. It is 35 km from Nagercoil
and 54 km from Kanyakumari
Coconut trees are found abundant in this place, and the place gets its name from the trees. 'Thenga' means Coconut and 'Patanam' means town. In ancient times, Thengapattinam had trade relations nations in the Middle East. There was direct boat service between Thengapattinam and other foreign towns.
The Mosque at Thengapattinam is believed to have been built about 1200 years ago. Thengapattinam Beach is an ideal picnic spot.
Thengapattinam is well connected with Nagercoil and Thiruvananthapuram by regular bus service.