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Thoothukudi

"The Metro Port City"

Tuticorin Tourism

Popularly known as Thoothukudi, Tuticorin is a port city in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The city lies 40km east of Tirunelveli on the gulf of Mannar of the Bay of Bengal. Tuticorin is known as the pearl city due to the pearl fishing carried out in the town.

Tuticorin is a busy port town hidden away in Tamil Nadu. But it is much more than just that. From mouth watering desserts to enthralling temples and stunning beaches, Tuticorin is your entire vacation wish list wrapped into one. Spending a few days here will not just disconnect you from the world but also bring those sky rocketing stress levels to zero. And don't forget, it also has the beach!

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Tuticorin has its own airport which is close to the heart of the city. All the major cities of India are connected to it. The city also has a railway station which is well connected and developed. Regular buses connect Tuticorin to other towns and cities in the south. You can easily get one and travel by road. Alternatively, taxis are also available.

How to reach Tuticorin by flight

The Tuticorin Airport is located at a distance of around 15 km from the main city in Vagaikulam. From there, you can comfortably find a taxi or a bus. The domestic airport is quite developed and connected to prominent cities of India.

How to reach Tuticorin by road

Regular buses and taxis are also available in the southern states. However, it is difficult to find a taxi or a direct bus from northern states to reach Tuticorin because of huge distance. It is also not advisable to choose this mode of transportation if you are in north since it is costly and time consuming.

How to reach Tuticorin by train

Tuticorin has a railway station located close to the city. It is well-connected to major cities. However, direct trains from northern states might not be available to Tuticorin. So, you will have to check. From the station, you will easily get a taxi to reach the city.

How to reach Tuticorin by waterways

Travelling by sea is yet another option. Tuticorin accepts cargo from all over the country. It is also one of the only ports that ship cargo to the USA directly. Some of these ships also carry passengers. However, travelling by sea often proves to be more expensive and is hence avoided.

Local transport in Tuticorin

Being a major city of Tamil Nadu, getting buses or cabs is very easy. Bus stands are spread all over the city. Also, cabs and auto rickshaws are available outside every major tourist spot. Various Hotels and Motels can also arrange for cabs, to take you around all day, on request.

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Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
Our Lady of Snows Basilica
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What is famous about Tuticorin?

Pleasant weather during winters. Beautiful and scenic views. Beaches add to its beauty. Helpful and altruistic people. Safe place. Unique festivals and sweets like famous Tuticorin macaroons.

What is not so good about Tuticorin?

Extremely hot summers. Unpredictable weather during monsoons. Busy city.

Who should visit Tuticorin?

Perfect for adventure enthusiasts and those who love south culture. Since it has beaches, the city is good for honeymooners. Temples make Tuticorin suitable for religious people.

What is the best time to visit Tuticorin?

An ideal time to be in Tuticorin would be between the months of October and March. Being in the Southern half of India and a beach town, Tuticorin doesn't really have a winter season. The summers get really hot and stuffy and the monsoons bring frequent showers but other than that, nearly the entire year is pleasant and sunny. But if you wish to witness the festival of Our lady of Snows, then you will have to go in August (August 5)
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What is the local food in Tuticorin?

Tuticorin has large varieties of authentic South Indian restaurants. In addition, tea and coffee are available in large varieties all over the city. The place is also very famous for bakery items and Macaroons, in particular.
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What is the best way to reach Tuticorin?

Tuticorin has its own airport which is close to the heart of the city. All the major cities of India are connected to it. The city also has a railway station which is well connected and developed. Regular buses connect Tuticorin to other towns and cities in the south. You can easily get one and travel by road. Alternatively, taxis are also available.
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What are the things to do in Tuticorin?

The top things to do in Tuticorin are Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalugumalai, Tuticorin Port, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Our Lady of Snows Basilica, The Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Tuticorin here

What are the places near Tuticorin?

The top places near to Tuticorin are Tirunelveli which is 47 km from Tuticorin, Munnar which is located 188 km from Tuticorin, Kovalam which is located 133 km from Tuticorin, Alleppey which is located 201 km from Tuticorin, Kanyakumari which is located 99 km from Tuticorin

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Q. VARIOUS CHURCHES IN TUTICORIN

Holidify

4 years ago
There are a number or churches in Tuticorin- St. Peter's Church, Lady of Snows Church, Holy Trinity CHurch, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and a umber of other churches. The city is full of places to worshi (Read More)p.
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Panchi Panchakshari

3 years ago
My Self visited today dated 24-09-2019 to Tiruchendur it's one of the best and very big Murugan / Subramanya temple, it is very close to sea/beach we can enjoy in beach also, beware of temple poojari (Read More)s almost all poojaris are corrupted and they ask bribe directly, if we refuse means they will become angry, for an entry we have to take ticket, near to the ticket counter they stand and approach us not to take ticket and they want money for their pocket, be careful about poojaris apart from that every thing is excellent temple is very big we enjoyed a lot

Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- The place is very famous for its desserts. So you may want to ditch your diet for those few days.
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