Paramankurichi is a small rural area in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Tiruchendur at a distance of 10 km east on the Bay of Bengal coast. Those heading to Nagercoil from Tuticorin can stop by at this place. Besides, this place is a great launching pad if you want to explore unvisited beaches.
Places to Stay
The village may not good places for lodging. However, Tiruchendur city on the coast has a couple of good options such as the Siva Murugan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Chitra Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Vinayagar Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There is nothing significant in the village. Tiruchendur, also known as a temple town, has a lot of temples worth visiting. Some of the temples worth a visit are Sri Ponvandu Aiyanar temple, Aazhigudi Maradachan, (also known as the ‘heart attack temple’) and Chettiyapathu Sri Ainthu Veettu Swami Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 180 km.
The Tiruchendur Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 10 km.
Both state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village. Parveen Travels is sometimes sighted in the area. Buses for the village can be taken from Tiruchendur. Online bus booking in India makes it possible to book bus tickets without any hassle.
Tuticorin is also popularly known as Thoothukudi. The word Thoothukudi derives its meaning from two Tamil words –Thootu (dig) and Kudi (drink). The region is most famous for Pearls and it is traditionally known for pearl fishing and ship industries. This place has a huge port and it is popular for it as Tuticorin is considered to be one of the oldest seaports in the world. The place is relatively warm and pleasant from January to March and is enjoyable to visit during these months.
Budget Hotels in Tuticorin
There are several hotels that provide enjoyable accommodation for tourists at a reasonable price. They are Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff –Rs.900), Geetha International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600), Sugam Hotel, Tuticorin (Tariff –Rs.500) and Jony International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600)
Events in Tuticorin
Panimaya Matha Thiruvila is the most celebrated festival in Thoothukudi. It happens every year during the month of July or August.
Tamil, is the most spoken tongue in Tutocorin while the other language spoken in this region include English.
Places to See in Tuticorin
Some of the interesting places that brings in different kinds of tourists to Tuticorin are the Paniya Matha Church (1km), Manapad (60kms), Ottapidaram (22kms), Tuticorin Port (29 kms), Kattabomman Memorial Fort (20kms from bus stand), Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary (20kms east of old bus stand), Tiruchendur Temple (40kms) and The Basilica of the Lady of Snows (1.8kms).
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport is located at Vagaikulam which is about 14 km from the heart of the city. The Government has been making plans to broaden and modernize the facility to include more aircrafts.
Thoothukudi railway junction is considered to be one of the oldest railway stations in India. The first railway line between Madurai and Thoothukudi was established in 1874. Now the railway line connects to major cities which include Chennai to Tuticorin, Bangalore, Madurai, Mysore, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
Thoothukudi New bus stand is located on Ettaiyapuram road; while the old bus station is situated in Palayamkottai road. These two bus stations serve local and interstate travelers. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.