Kuzhithurai, a city in Tamil Nadu’s Kanniyakumari district, is located on the banks of River Thamiraparani. National Highway 47 passes through this city. This city was famous for its ancient seaport, which was the center of trade during the medieval period. Some of the nearby cities that surround this city are Marthandam, Neyyattinkara and Poovar.
Places to Stay
Kuzhithurai does not have any hotels for tourists. Nagercoil, which is 31 km away, offers budget accommodation facilities like JS Homestay (Tariff – Rs.347), Hotel Chitra (Tariff – Rs.716) and Hotel Sahana Castle (Tariff – Rs.916).
The language spoken in Kuzhithurai is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Kuzhithurai are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions in Kuzhithurai. These sightseeing destinations include Nagercoil (31 km), Erayumanthurai (15 km), Aattupalli Mosque (13 km), Thengapattanam Beach (13 km), Estuary Island (18 km) and Chitharal Jain Temple (9 km) away from Kuzhithurai.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport, which is 41 km away from Kuzhithurai.
Kuzhithurai Railway Station is located within a radius of 3-km radius from the main village and connects all major railway stations.
State-run and private buses travel frequently between Kuzhithurai and nearby cities and towns. TNSTC runs comfortable Volvo buses from all major cities in Tamil Nadu to Kuzhithurai. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.