Tuticorin also known as Thoothukudi, is a city and a Municipal corporation in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. The town, originally known as Thirumandhira Nagar was called ‘Tuticorin’ by the Portuguese people who came here. Today the city is referred to as Tuticorin in English and Thoothukudi in Tamil. Also known as Muthu Nagaram, the city of pearls due to its once thriving natural pearl diving industry, Tuticorin is one of India's fastest growing ports. After India won independence, the Port of Tuticorin witnessed a prosperous trade and handled a variety of cargo for neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka, Maldives and also for the coastal regions of India. A centre for maritime trade and pearl fishery for more than a century, the Tuticorin Port was declared as the 10th major seaport in 1974.

Eating Out!

Tuticorin has some aesthetically designed hotels like The GRT Regency, Sathya Park & Resort and DSF Grand Plaza that bespoke luxury, comfort and relaxation.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Tuticorin Port; Panchalankurichi; Ettaiyapuram Palace; the unique Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park; the Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary


Shopping in Tuticorin takes place at a leisurely pace with plenty of fancy stores and shops. Teen Fancy, Star Sports, AA Jewellers, PCN Furnitures, Manoj Agencies selling security systems & devices to name a few are popular and are extremely customer-friendly. These shops and many more offer a wide range of fashion accessories, garments, books, electronic commodities, jewelleries, and handicrafts.

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