Here are the top 14 tourist attractions to see in Tuticorin:

1. Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary

Must visit 3.4 /5

91 km
from city center
1 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The Kalakkad Wildlife sanctuary is one of the few national parks in South India that house the Tiger. Lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, langur, Nilgiri tahr, sambar, sloth bear, gaur, elephant, flying squirrel, panther, wild dog and pangolin are some of the other animals found here.

2. Kalugumalai

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 10+ photos

64 km
from city center
2 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

A tiny tranquil town in the district of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Kalugumalai or Kazhugumalai is famous for its ancient rock-cut temples and monolithic Jain beds. The city got its name from the hills surrounding it with the same name, which translates to "Hill of Vultures". The hills that surrounding the town gives a unique physical beauty to the whole place. They were earlier known as known as Araimalai or Thirumalai.

3. Tuticorin Port

4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

3 km
from city center
3 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The Tuticorin Port is another very poplar site. Being the port hub of the state, the Tuticorin port is perhaps the busiest places in the city. For all those who are fascinated by the way a port functions, the port is all of it and much more.

4. Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

4 km
from city center
4 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

One of the most revered temple of Tuticorin, this temple is dedicated to Lord Mruga. The temple is about 40 km away from the city, but is well worth the extra travelling.

5. Our Lady of Snows Basilica

Must visit 3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

Our Lady of Snows Basilica is one of the most popular places of worship in Tamil Nadu. It is a shrine dedicated to St. Mary and is inspired from the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

6. The Beach

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

Although Tuticorin has so much more to offer than just the beach, it still is a beach town and not going to the beach might make you miss out on the fun.

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7. Kattabomman Memorial Fort

3.1 /5

22 km
from city center
7 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The Kattabomman Memorial Fort was built by the Tamil Nadu Government in memory of the Freedom fighter Veerapandiya Kattabomma Karuthayya Nayakkar (also known as Kattabomman).

8. Ettaiyapuram Palace

3.1 /5

45 km
from city center
8 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The Ettaiyapuram Palace is located about 35 km from the main city. The region has various tourist spots but the Palace is the most popular among them.

9. Ottapidaram

3.1 /5

20 km
from city center
9 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

Ottapidaram is a small Region inside of Tuticorin. It houses numerous places of historical importance. The house of the freedom fighter V.O Chidambaram being the most important among them. The Ulagamman Temple is another one of them.

10. Sri Vaikuntam Temple

3.1 /5

29 km
from city center
10 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The stunning temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Srivaikuntam Temple is one of the nine sacred Vishnu Temples in India. The temple is covered with inscriptions of idols and elephants.

11. Holy Trinity Church

3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
11 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

The Holy Trinity Church is one of the lesser known churches in Tuticorin. The calm and peaceful church is beautiful and serene and very few tourist actually manage to go there.

12. St James Church

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

St. James Church is another small, yet beautiful, church in Tuticorin. Built during the colonial rule, the church has survived all these years and is still in great condition.

13. Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam

3.1 /5

2,731 km
from city center
13 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam is the most famous temple in Tuticorin. The temple is located near the beach. So after offering prayers you can also enjoy the sea for a while.

14. Manapad

14 out of 14
places to visit in Tuticorin

In a world full of popular tourist destinations that are being commercially exploited, there are still some truly serene and mesmerising locations. India is no exception to this altering tourism scenario and the quaint coastal village in the state of Tamil Nadu – Manapad – is proof for the existence of such relatively unexplored and untouched places. This small hamlet nestled between naturally formed dunes on one side and enclosed by clear blue seas on three sides stands still with all its beauty and majesty. Ingrained in history and bestowed with inimitable natural splendour, Manapad is a fantastic location for leisure activities and water sports as well. This pristine destination is surrounded by many places of great heritage, tourism and religious significance.

FAQs on Tuticorin

How can I commute within 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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What are the top sightseeing places in Tuticorin?

The top sightseeing places in Tuticorin are Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalugumalai, Tuticorin Port, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Our Lady of Snows Basilica, The Beach.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Tuticorin?

Day 1- Reach Tuticorin by morning and check into your hotel. After taking breakfast and freshening up, you can start your trip by visiting Thiruchendur Murugan Temple. It is located close to the main city and hence, the travel time will be less. After this, you can visit St James Church. It will take only half hour to explore the church. Take lunch and then proceed to the Tuticorin Port. The total time including the travel time will be around 2 hours. After this, you can go for shopping and enjoy south delicacies. Do not forget to try the famous macaroons.
Day 2- Start your day by visiting Kalugumalai Temple. Make sure you head there early morning to avoid traffic hassles. It will take around 4 to 5 hours including the travel time. In the evening, you can go to the beach to relax.
Day 3- You can head out to Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary where you can also enjoy trekking and other fun activities. This will take around 4 hours or it can vary as per your choice. After having lunch, you can go to the famous Our lady of Snow church.
Day 4- If you are here for one more day, you should visit Sri Vaikuntam temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It might take around more than 2 hours including travelling and exploring the temple. Alternatively, you can visit Ettaiyapuram palace. This will also take the same time. In the evening, if you are in a mood, you can go to other beaches in Toothukudi (Tuticorin) district.
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