Tuticorin, also known as thoothukudi and popularly called ‘Pearl City’ is traditionally known for its pearl fishing and shipbuilding. harbour of Tuticorin as a pearl diving and fishing center. Tuticorin is one of the oldest sea ports in the world, form the Pandyan era, and is strategically built to international standards.
Tiruchendur temple is 40kms from Tuticorin. Built to honour lord Subramanya, the temple offers a spectacular view with the expansive sea as its backdrop. You can also visit Panchalankurichi about 10kms from Tuticorin, where the great warrior Kata Bomman known as “Veerapandiya Kattabomman” resisted the British attack in the 17th Century. Also visit the imposing Kattabomman Memorial fort, which is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Travellers who are interested in history and architectural wonders must visit the Ettaiyapuram Palace, which was built during the reign of the Pandyas of Madurai. The Basilica of our Lady of Snows is another destination to be added to your itinerary. Built about 400 years ago, the church is known for its antiquity and is sacred among all communities.
Another popular destination among tourists is the Kalakadu wildlife sanctuary, home to a myriad of flora and fauna. Drop by to add some fun and adventure to your holiday.