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Flights to Tuticorin

Flights to Tuticorin

Tuticorin, which is also known as Thoothukudi is a popular port city in Tamil Nadu. The city lies in Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal and is famous as ‘pearl city’ due to the pearl fishing carried out in the town. It is also one of the major seaports in India with a history dating back to the 6th century AD. The city has been under the ruled of the Chola kings, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom, Portuguese, Dutch and the British.

Overview

The city of Tuticorin experiences tropical climatic conditions which are characterized by immensely hot summer, pleasant winter and frequent rain showers. Summer months last from March and June while the city receives adequate rainfall during the monsoon months of October and November. Winter, which is also the best time to visit the city, lasts from November to February. All the flights from Bangalore, Chennai and Hubli land at the Tuticorin domestic airport. Tuticorin is famous for Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica festival which is held during August every year.

City Attractions  

The port at Tuticorin is the focal point of the city and if you are a fan of great blue sea then you will have a great time in Tuticorin. There are a few religious places like Paniyamaya Matha Church, Sri Sankara Rameswarar temple and Sri Vaikundapathy temple as well. Manappadu – the Holy Cross Church at Manapad, Courtallam - the 'Spa of the south' famous for its waterfalls and Uvari – a coastal village few miles further south of Manappadu are some of the main attractions in and around Tuticorin.

The nearest international airport connecting Tuticorin to the rest of the world is the Thiruvananthapuram airport, which is around 125 km from Tuticorin. 

Eating & Shopping

There are many restaurants in Tuticorin serving everything from local Tuticorin cuisine to Chinese, Italian and continental menu options. Tuticorin is famous for its variety of sweets, snacks and the famous "Parotta Salna Set" is a must try. Palayamkottai Rd as well as WGC Road, Beach Road and old bus stand area is the best place to enjoy yummy food. If you are vegetarian then you should definitely not miss visiting Brindavan Hotel which offers traditional chettinad delicacies like hot and sweet paniyarams.

Shopping is a fun experience in Tuticorin and jewellery and local handicrafts are the major buys. VOC Sandhari market, SS Pillai market, Kaasu Kadai Bazaar, PKR Plaza, Essai Plaza and Velu Building shopping center are the most famous places to shop in Tuticorin.

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