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.
A panchayat town in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, Sathankulam is located 25kms from Tiruchendur and 59kms from Tirunelveli. It is well-connectedby road to major towns and cities likeTirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagerkovil and Tiruchendur. Agriculyure is the chief occupation of the people in this town. The town has a good number of educational institutions.
Budget Hotels in Sathankulam
There are not many hotels in Sathankulam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Udhayam International and Hotel Siva Murugan Mini Lodging in Tiruchendur that offers rooms from Rs. 600 onwards
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Sathankulam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The Sri PuliyadiMariammanTiruvizha is popular in this region
Places to See in Sathankulam
St Stephen's CSI church, Jumma Masjid, Puliyanthoppu Devi Sri Alagamman Temple and KaraiyadiSudalaiMadaswamy temple are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin
The nearest railway station is at Nazareth
Sathankulam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Hasan Travels, Harini Travels and SreeRathna Tours and Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.