Kaniyapuram, once known as Kochu Ponnani of South
Kerala, is located near Kazhakootam in Thiruvananthapuram. This scenic hamlet is blessed with paddy fields, coconut gardens and extensive green lands. Kaniyapuram is home to prominent personalities in the field of religious, cultural and political fields such as Kaniyapuram Abdul Razak, Mastan Thangal, Kaniyapuram Ramachandran, Hakkimji Saheb and M.S Wahid.
Pallipuram Paddy Fields, CRP Center and Kadhinamkulam Kayal are the land marks of Kaniyapuram.