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

Madurai, Tuticorin, Madurai

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Srivaikundam Temple Photo Courtesy Sowrirajan S

Navatirupathi - 9 Lord Vishnu Temples near Tuticorin is an itinerary to visit 10 significant temples of Lord Vishnu around Tuticorin (Tamilnadu) that are known as Navatirupathi.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Madurai - Tuticorin
  • Day-2 Navathirupathi Temples around Tuticorin
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Tuticorin - Srivaikuntam (40.00 kms), Thirunelveli Temple (53.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Madurai Departure - Madurai
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  • Madurai to Tuticorin -147 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Tuticorin to Madurai -147 kms (3.5 hrs)

Madurai - Tuticorin(2) - Madurai

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Madurai - Tuticorin Arrival at Madurai. Travel to Tuticorin. Time Permitting visit Thirunelveli temple enroute.

Day-2 Navathirupathi Temples around Tuticorin Visit Nine significant Lord Vishnu temples located within 10 km radius of Srivaikuntam(40 kms from Tuticorin).

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Tuticorin :

  • Srivaikuntam - 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.

  • Thirunelveli Temple - 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.

Destination Overview

Madurai - Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and is a must visit for any South India itinerary for both Indian as well as Overseas guests

Tuticorin - Tuticorin is a major port and also 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).

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  • Madurai to Tuticorin -147 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Tuticorin to Madurai -147 kms (3.5 hrs)

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  • Madurai to Tuticorin -147 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Tuticorin to Madurai -147 kms (3.5 hrs)

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