Thopputhurai is a village in the Nagapattinam district on the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. The name of this village is derived from the presence of many plantations and harbours. The village is considered a perfect example of unity in India with Hindus and Muslims living together in perfect harmony. Temples and mosques co-exist. The Grand Mosque is over a century old.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Thopputhurai. However, local home stays can be found here. Some lodging options in Nagapattinam (45 km from Thopputhurai) include Hotel Sabhabishegam (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Mangala Heritage Home and GS Resorts.
The official language of Thopputhurai is Tamil.
The important festivals of Thopputhurai is Pongal in January each year and Deepavali which takes place annually in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thopputhurai. Some of these include Nagore Durgha (51 km from Thopputhurai) Velankanni pilgrimage centre (35 km from Thopputhurai), Soundararajaperumal Temple and Kayarohanaswami Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thopputhurai is the Tiruchirapalli Airport. It is located about 159 km away from the town.
The nearest railway station is at Velankanni (35 km)
There are daily bus services to Velankanni, Nagapattinam and Chennai (357 km from Thopputhurai). Reliable bus operators in this region are JRS Happy Travels and Ravibala Roadways. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.