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Tuticorin/Thoothukudi , Tamil Nadu

Thootukudi is a port city in the state of Tamil Nadu and like all the port cities in the country, thishas also had some great significance for a long time. It is to be remembered that the trade relations with foreign countries were all through the various ports and the ones that were along the stretch of the Bay of Bengal had some great importance indeed. Thoothukudi is also known as "Pearl City". It is a commercial seaport which serves the inland cities of Southern India and is one of the sea gateways of Tamil Nadu. This is one of the places that is very famous for pearl fishing and is today one of the most exclusive places where the pearl fishing is conducted. This is definitely one of the ports that is today famous for the extensive shipping business that is carried on here. Thoothukudi has been a centre for maritime trade and pearl fishery for more than a century. Its natural harbour with a rich hinterland, facilitated development of the port. Thoothukudi was declared as a minor anchorage port. This is one of the fastest growing ports in the country and even the Government of the state is unable to cope with the rapid expansion of this wonderful port city. This is a place of hustle bustle. This is the third international port in Tamil Nadu and its second all-weather port. It is also a hub of tourism for all the people who want havea piece of the Bay of Bengal from a very colourful place. This is also a place where there is a ferry system to Colombo and this makes this place an absolute joy to visit. A place that will truly make you a very happy tourist, Thootukudi should be visited by all.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 26.0°C /80.0°F 148 mm 27feet /km2 Jan-Feb Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Panimaya mata church

  • Sri sankara rameswarar temple

  • Sri vaikundapathy temple

  • Roche Park

  • Rajaji Park

  • Harbor Park.

  • Tiruchendur temple

  • Kattabomman Memorial Fort

  • Gulf of mannar marine national park

  • Ettaiyapuram palace

  • Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Tuticorin Port


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