Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) is a port city in Thoothukudi district of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The city serves as a port for the inland cities of Southern India and is well known as a pearl diving and fishing centre.
Tuticorin offers visitors many Mosques, Temples, Churches and Cathedrals to view. Other Attractions include Thoothukudi seashore, the Port trust beach and the park nearby, Muyal Theevu and Roche Park.
Things to See & Do
* Churches & cathedrals
* Seashore area
* Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica festival - August
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Indian Rupee (INR)
Language – Hindi, English
Population – 450,500 approx
Land Area – 353.07 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 91
Travel Links – Madurai Airport is the nearest international airport. Tuticorin airport is lcoated 14km from the city centre.
The daily Pearl City Express service from Chennai serves Tuticorin. Both Bangalore and Mysore have night trains bound for Tuticorin. Regional destinations with direct trains includes Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.