Puthencavu is a village in Alappuzha District of Kerala, India 2 km East of Chengannur along the southern bank of the river Pamba. Mahakavi Puthencavu Mathan Tharakan hails from this village and has made significant contributions to the freedom movement and the Malayalam language. His son K. M. Tharakan was a president of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, and a noted writer, novelist and critic. The former panchayat president (For 18 Years) of Chengannur Mr. Puthiveettil P.C Varughse is a prominent person from Puthencavu.
The village is around 2 km from Arattupuzha, and can be easily accessed from Chengannur and Arattupuzha.
The 218-year-old Puthencavu St Mary's Orthodox Church is located in the village. The remains of three leaders of the Malankara Sabha, Mar Thoma VI, Mar Thoma VIII & Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos are interred in the church.
Metropolitan Higher Secondary School, run by the Catholicate & MD Schools Corporate Management of the Malakara Orthodox Syrian Church is located at Puthencavu.
Chengannur Railway Station is the nearest railhead, and Cochin International Airport the nearest airport. The Century Multispeciality Hospital is located very near to Puthencavu Junction. The Grand Son of Kochi Raja; Rejith R Kumar Lives in Puthencavu