A port town during the period of Portuguese, Dutch and British in the 16th - 19th centuries, the "Pearl City", Tuticorin is striking port city located in the Thoothukudi district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Situated in the Gulf of Mannar, the Municipal Corporation and an industrial city, Tuticorin environs form a part of the coastal belt.
Today, the magnificent coastal city is known as Thoothukudi and it's recorded as one of the 12 major ports in India. Tuticorin has been worked as a centre for maritime trade and pearl fishery for more than a century. Nonetheless, personified in terms of natural harbour, the province is one of the rich hinterland and the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu & fourth-largest container terminal in India.
Reasons to Visit the Port City
Tuticorin is an inbound route of South India between Madurai and Kanyakumari. The city is an access point to visit Trichendur Temple (45 km) & Tirunelveli Temple (46 km). The place is famous in terms of holy places for example;Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica, Panimaya Matha Church, Virapandiapattanam, Manapad, Meignanapuram Church and Ovari. When it comes to Hindu temples, Tuticorin offers Sivan Temple Navathirupathi Temples, Ettaiyapuram, Kalugumalai, Sankara Rameswaram Temple, Thiruchendur, Arulmigu Mutharamman Temple and many more like Ancient Rock cut Templse, Jain Architectures etc where Hare Island, Roach Park, Harbor Beach Park, Rajaji Park, Nehruji Park and Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary is also famous.
Tuticorin is also an amazing place for shopping, things like silk sarees, textile products, boutique items, trinkets, and furniture can purchase at reasonable prices where the place is an inspiring place for pearl shopping, Fashion accessories, clothing, electronic goods, books, ornaments, and handicrafts. The Pearl City is famous in fishing and shipbuilding industries.
Best Hotels for Travelers
An amazing seaport, Tuticorin encloses countless numbers of hotels especially for travelers. Among the best hotels, the tourist most swamped hotels are Raj Hotel, Sathya Park and Resort, GRT Regency, Geetha International Hotel, SRM Hotel Tuticorin, Chitra Hotels, Sugam Hotel, Jony International Hotel, Sathya Park & Resorts and numerous more are accessible.
Best Time to visit
The months of winter are November to January as the temperature ranges around 26 C. Winters are the best time to visit Tuticorin as the winter season is not really very icy thus, it allow the tourists to roam happily.