Kottar near Nagercoil
is a busy commercial center. This busy center distributes all items of provisions to Kerala
and other parts. Kottar exports its coir products and cashew kernel, and brushes.
Sri Kothandaramaswamy temple and St Xaviers Church dating back to the 15th century are the main pilgrimage sites in this place. Dedicated to St Francis Xavier, the church conducts a 10 day festival every year. It draws devotees from nearby places.
The nearest railhead is Nagercoil Railway Station (16 km).