Discover The Port City Of Tamil Nadu, Thoothukudi!

Written By

Gopika VC

Thoothukudi, located in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, was originally known as Tuticorin. It is a hub for several works of art, handicraft centers, and folk art.

The little town of Kalugumalai, also known as Kazhugumalai, is renowned for its ancient rock-cut temples and massive jain beds.



Over 20 km distance Ottapidaram from Thoothukudi. This little settlement offers a breathtaking view of the ocean from this location. The word "Ottapidaram" means "country of peacocks."



As the birthplace of revolutionary poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar, Ettayapuram Palace is devoted to him. This palace is situated 35 km away from the city centre.

Ettayapuram Palace


South Indian national parks with tigers include the Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary. The biodiversity makes it an eco-sensitive zone.

Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary


Tamil Nadu built the Kattabomman Monument Fort to honor 18th-century freedom hero Veerapandiya Kattabomma Karuthayya Nayakkar.

Kattabomman Memorial Fort


Manapad, a beach village near Thoothukudi, is a popular tourist destination due to its gorgeous landscapes. It offers water sports and fun for all ages.



Tuticorin Port is also known as the V.O. Chidambaram Port Trust, which was designated an important port in Tamil Nadu on July 11, 1974. Third international and second all-weather port.

Tuticorin Port


Despite being 200 metres from the sea, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple never submerged during the Tsunami. Many devotees worship Lord Murugan, also known as Lord Kartikeya, in this temple year-round.

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple


Our Lady Of Snows Basilica is a very old church constructed in the 1700s, and its worshippers hold profound beliefs. This church's architecture is Portuguese.

Our Lady Of Snows Basilica


Sri Vaikuntam Temple is one of the most aesthetically pleasing Lord Vishnu temples. One of the sacred Vishnu temples in India

Sri Vaikuntam Temple