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Thoothukudi Travel Guide

A beach lover's paradise and a destination to get the insight of Tamil Nadu's culture and history, Thoothukudi or Tuticorin is indeed a must-visit. Known for Pearl fishing, this tourist destination is also famed for its parks where families can enjoy a quality time. Thoothukudi, in fact, is a family destination with a number of attractions that are perfect for each member. This Tamil Nadu city is adorned with a beautiful church, Our Lady of Snows Basilica, which also brings the Christian devotees to this place for performing the pilgrimage. There is also a Shiva Temple at the centre of the city which is quite popular amongst the Hindu devotees. Thoothukudi is also known for housing one of the world's oldest seaport, which also drew the attention of the Portuguese for operating their smooth trade with India. Apart from the religious places, Thoothukudi is home to many beach parks and parks in general. Since it is a family destination, these parks act as a perfect getaway for the families who can enjoy the pristine environ amongst the rich flora.

Roche Park, Harbour Beach Park, Nehru Park, and Rajaji Park are some of the popular parks in Tuticorin. Other than these, a visitor in Thoothukudi can relish a great beach holiday as this city in Tamil Nadu is blessed with some pretty looking beaches like Muthu Nagar New Beach and Pearl City Beach. One may not find many activities on these beaches, but relaxing and watching the sunset views are the best things to do here. Thoothukudi is also famous for its macaroons, which are made of cashew, coconut milk, and dry fruits. It's one of those things that you must buy from this tourism place in Tamil Nadu as a souvenir. Interested in knowing more about Thoothukudi? Well, our Thoothukudi travel guide can assist you to learn more about this destination in South India. From where to go to what to eat and when to visit, our guide provides accurate information for you to plan a hassle-free trip to Thoothukudi.

Best Time to Visit Thoothukudi

Thoothukudi can be visited anytime in the year, however, the ideal time to visit is between the months of December and March when the weather is pleasant with the maximum temperature going up to only 32°C. The summers and monsoons can be a bit uncomfortable due to high humidity level.

  • Summer


    In between the months of March and May, the city of Thoothukudi welcomes the summer season. The temperature during the season remain hot and dry and it ranges from 26°C to 41°C, which somehow becomes a bit inconvenient for tourists to head out for sightseeing.

  • Monsoon


    Monsoon in Thoothukudi strikes in the month of June and continues till September. During this time, the city receives a heavy rainfall which makes the season inconvenient to visit Thoothukudi.

  • Winter


    The month of December marks the beginning of winter season in Thoothukudi which lasts until February. Winter is considered as the ideal season to visit the town as the temperature during that time remains favourable and ranges between 20°C and 32°C.

Best Tourist Attractions and Things to Do in & around Thoothukudi

Primarily a family destination and a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Christians, Thoothukudi is a must-visit in Tamil Nadu. Even for the beach lovers and those seeking to spend some quality them in solitude, the city offers pretty beaches and park. Relishing the sightseeing tour and rejuvenating oneself are the best things to do in Thoothukudi.

  • Sankara Rameswarar Temple

    An important place for Hindu pilgrims heading to Tiruchendur, Sankara Rameswarar Temple is situated in Thoothukudi city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple comprises of a holy tank where the pilgrims take a dip before performing a pilgrimage to Tiruchendur.

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    Hare Island

    Located near the famed port in Thoothukudi, Hare Island is a popular travel place in the city. It is ideal for the family picnic and spending some alone time observing the beauty of nature.

  • Roche Park

    Some odd 4 km from the city towards the port, Roche Park is a delightful destination apt for family and friends to spend some quality time together in the shade of green trees and amidst lush flowers.

  • Church of Our Lady of Snows

    More than 300 years old, the Church of Our Lady of Snows is an important place to see in Thoothukudi. It is believed that the statue of Mary was brought from Manila to be installed in this Christian shrine. The major attraction of the church is an annual feast that is held on 5th August every year. Read more

  • Kazhugumalai

    Some 120 km away from Thoothukudi, Kazhugumalai is known for its Jain cave temples that date back to 8th Century AD. The architecture of these temples resemble that of Mahabalipuram. Another attraction in Kazhugumalai is the 18th Century Murugan Temple called Kazhugasalamurthy Temple.

  • Kulasekarapattinam Mutharamman Temple

    A 150-year old Kulasekarapattinam Mutharamman Temple is situated some odd 20 km from Thoothukudi. The Hindu shrine comes to life during the 10 days Dussehra celebration during which devotees in millions reach here.

Where to Stay in Thoothukudi?

Thoothukudi offers budget to mid-range accommodation options, which make this tourism destination in Tamil Nadu quite welcoming. The luxury seekers would love the decent staying facility at Tuticorin, while the budget travellers will be spoilt for choice. Thus, Thoothukudi or Tuticorin is a travel place for all, as it can cater to the needs of travellers and offer warm hospitality.

How to Reach Thoothukudi?

Thoothukudi can be easily reached, thanks to its good connectivity by all means of transport - airways, railways, roadways. This city in Tamil Nadu has its own airport, railway station and a well-maintained bus terminal which make it an easily accessible destination.

  • By Air

    Tuticorin Airport is just 33 km away from the city and is well connected to all the major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai through daily flights. One can board a taxi/cab to reach the city centre from the airport.

  • By Rail

    Thoothukudi has its own railway station, Thoothukudi Junction. This station connects the city with other major places like Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, and Bengaluru. Trains from these cities operate at regular to Thoothukudi .

  • By Road

    The city of Thoothukudi is a drive away from its nearby southern cities like Madurai, Dindigul, Nagapattinam, Tiruchirapalli, and Thanjavur. These cities are connected with Thoothukudi through roads and national highways. Tamil Nadu state road buses are also available which get access to Thoothukudi from these cities.

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