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Tiruchendur is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage

Trichendur Beach
Interior of the Church (Photo Courtesy: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (Photo Courtesy: Aravind Sivaraj)
Tiruchendur Temple Entrance
Tiruchendur Temple
Raja Gopuram of Tiruchendur Temple - Photo Courtesy Aravind Sivaraj

Reasons to Visit
  • Tiruchendur is located 40 kms south of Tuticorin and visited for the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
  • Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is the second of the Arupadai Vedu (six abodes) of Lord Muruga.
  • The area has number of other ancient temples that are also visited alongwith.
  • Tiruchendur is located on a beach and visited by locals over weekends
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Tiruchendur (180 kms from Madurai and 46 kms from Tuticorin) is a major Lord Murgan pilgrim centre (one of the Arupadiaveedu temples) in the area overlooking Ocean and visited as a standalone pilgrimage or as part of Tamilnadu Pilgrimage itinerary or as part of Arupadiaveedu temples itinerary."
  • Christian Pilgrimages in South India"St. Stephen's Church is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Stephen at 10 kms North of Tiruchendir and is related to Miracles of St Xaviers after his arrival in 1542."
  • Destinations to visit Arupadaiveedu Temples of Lord Murugan"Tiruchendur is a major pilgrim centre for Lord Murugan Devotees at 46 kms South of Tuticorin. Tiruchendur commemorates the place where Lord Murugan worshiped Shiva and won a decisive victory over demon Soorapadman. Tiruchendur receives millions of pilgrims all through the year and is also a popular standalone pilgrimage and visited as part of Arudaiveedu pilgrimage itinerary."
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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Tiruchendur

Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Tiruchendur

Short Break

  • 10 Abodes of Lord Murugan (4 Nights)
  • Aarupadaiveedu Circuit - Six Abodes of Lord Murugan (4 Nights)

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Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Visit to Tiruchendur - Ex-MaduraiRs. 4229

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Madurai and Drop to TiruchendurRs. 3417

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Destination Ideas

  • Aarupadai Veedu – Six Abodes of Lord Murugan
  • Catholic Pilgrimages in South India
  • East Coast Road (ECR) Experience
  • Navathirupathi Pilgrimage
  • Tiruchendur Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is a Lord Muruga temple and one of the six Arupadaiveedu temples of Lord Muruga. The temple is surrounded by forests and overlooking Indian ocean.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Manapad is a coastal village 18 kms south of Tiruchendur. St. Francis Xavier came to Manapad in 1542. Holy Cross Church, built close to the sea in 1581, has a relic fragment believed to be from the True Cross of Jerusalem. From 1 to 14 September, every year, the cross is publicly displayed for thousands.
    Roman Catholic Church
    St. Stephens Church is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Stephen at 40 kms from Tuticorin. The church was built by St. Francis Xavier in May 1544
    Roman Catholic Church
    Srivaikuntam lies 40 kms from Tuticorin on Tiruchendur - Thirunelveli road and home to a renowned Lord Vishnu temple known as Srivaikuntapathi Swami. The temple along with 8 others around the area are part of what is popularly known as Navathirupathi circuit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Nellaiappar Temple (700 AD) is one of the renowned Shiva Temples at the heart of Tirunelveli. Temple is known for its pillared halls and its temple architecture. Thirunelveli also is one of the five places where Lord Shiva is depicted in a dancing pose. The Copper Hall of Dance is housed within the inner precincts of the temple.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
    The Church of Our Lady of Snow is a Roman Catholic Marian church in Kallikulam at 100 kms South of Tuticorin. It is one of the Catholic pilgrimage centers in India dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Roman Catholic Church
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tirupparamkunram is renowned for Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple on outskirts of Madurai. This temple is regarded as an Arupadaiveedu, one of the six abodes of the Lord Muruga.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Pazhamudircholai is a Lord Murugan Temple near Madurai atop a hill covered with dense forests and is One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga. Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil is also visited alongwith
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan

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  • Karikal ( 404 Km )

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  • Valparai ( 417 Km )

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Nearest Airport in Tiruchendur
  • Tuticorin Airport ( TCR ) , Tuticorin-40 Kms
Railway Stations in Tiruchendur
  • Tiruchendur ( TCN ), Tiruchendur
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