(Also known as Thoothukudi )

Tamil Nadu | India
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Tuticorin is categorised as Pilgrimage / Business and Transit

Our Lady of Snows
Srivaikundam Temple Photo Courtesy Sowrirajan S

Reasons to Visit
  • Tuticorin is a stop over on the religious / heritage Inbound itinerary of South India between Madurai and Kanyakumari and an access point to visit Trichendur Temple (45 km) and Tirunelveli Temple (46 km).
  • The Tuticorin is also known as "Pearl City". It is a Seaport, which serves Southern Tamil Nadu including the inland cities of Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli.
  • Tuticorin is one of the major seaports in India with its history dating back to the 6th century, traditionally known for its pearl fishing and shipbuilding industries.
  • Tuticorin is base point to visit Christian Pilgrimages in the area such as Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica, Virapandiapattanam, Manapad and Ovari
  • From Tuticorin, Navathirupathi Temples - 9 Temples dedicated to Vishnu within a radius of 35 Kms can be accessed
  • From Tuticorin, Kalugumalai - Ancient Rockcut Temple. Jain Architechture can be accessed.
  • Port Cities of India"Tuticorin Port is one of the 12 major ports in India. It is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu after Chennai and fourth-largest container terminal in India."
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Tamilnadu and Pondichery"Tuticorin Railway Station and Airports are access points for visiting Port city of Tuticorin, Christian Pilgrimages around Tuticorin, Navatirupathi pigrimage circuit and Hindu Pilgrimages of Tiruchendur / Tirunelveli."
  • Christian Pilgrimages in South India"Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica in Tuticorin is one of the Catholic pilgrimage centers and one that was raised to status of a Basillica in 1982. Our Lady of Snows is one of the standalone Catholic pilgrimages in Tamilnadu alongwith Vailankanni. Kamanayakkanpatti is another church visited by guests arriving at Tuticorin from Madurai."
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List of Holidays for Tuticorin


  • Navatirupathi - 9 Lord Vishnu Temples near Tuticorin (2 Nights)

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  • Christian Pilgrimages in Tamilnadu (4 Nights)

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Pickup from Madurai and Drop to TuticorinRs. 3399

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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
  • Our Lady of Snows Pilgrimage
  • Tuticorin Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica is a 16th century roman catholic church located at Tuticorin is one of the Catholic pilgrimage centres in India dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
    Roman Catholic Church
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    Kalugumalai is rock cut images of Bhagawan Parshwanatha (8th-9th century) alongwith many images of other tirthankaras. The area is known for the Jain cave temple and architecture.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple

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Airport in Tuticorin
  • Tuticorin Airport ( TCR ) , Tuticorin
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  • Tuticorin ( TN ), Tuticorin
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