Kulasekarapattinam is a town in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 50 km from Tuticorin and 250 km from Rameshwaram. This is an ancient port and its reference has been found in Marco Polo’s diaries (1250 AD). The name “Kulasekharapattinam” come from the Pandyan ruler, Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I. The Mutharamman Temple, a 300 year old temple, is located here. Kulasekarapattinam lost much of its significance as Tuticorin became a large port.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tiruchendur. Some of them are Hotel Udhayam International (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Chitra Park (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Tamilnadu (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language of Kulasekarapattinam is Tamil.
The important festivals of Kulasekarapattinam are the Brahmothsavam in February, Vasanthothsavam in April and Navaratri in October.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kulasekarapattinam. Some of the places include Mutharamman Temple (700 m), Kulasekarapattinam Beach (1.5 km), Manapad Beach (3 km), Manapadu Holy Cross Church (4 km) and Kayalpatnam Beach (20 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kulasekarapattinam is the Tuticorin Airport. It is located about 55 km away from the town.
Tiruchendur Railway Station is the closest to Kulasekarapattinam. It is located 15 km from the town. Chendur Express runs daily between Chennai and Tiruchendur.
There are daily bus services to Tiruchendur from Chennai and Bangalore. Some of the bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers include KPN Travels, SRS Travels and SRM Transports. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.