|Location||Located in the Gulf of Mannar|
|Temperature:||Hot & humid Summer: 40.5°C to 29.5°C, Winter: 26.7°C to 18.4°C|
|Clothing:||Light, airy cotton clothes|
|Best Time:||Between January and March|
|Languages:||Tamil, English, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi|
|Nearest Airport:||Tuticorin Airport, Vagaikulam Airport|
|Attractions:||Port, Tiruchendur Temple, Kattabomman Memorial Fort|
Tuticorin is also known as Thoothukudi. Also popularly known as 'Pearl City', Tuticorin is a seaport that serves South Tamilnadu, as well as the inland cities of Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli. The city, which lies about 540 km South West of Madras in the Gulf of Mannar, has a tropical climate with hot and humid environ round the year.
Tuticorin is the emerging industrial hub in Tamilnadu.Tuticorin has a major port which is poised to achieve 60 million tonnes if cargo, in the near future. Tuticorin is well connected by four way national highways and broad gauge rail link. Major Chemical Industries like Sesa Sterlite, SPIC Ltd, TAC Ltd, DCW Ltd, V.V.Titanium Pigments, Ind Bharath, Coastal, NLC Thermal, Venus Water Heater, DSF, Theva & Co, Agsar Paints, Zirconium etc are operating at Tuticorin and almost all the major industires are expanding their production. Major super thermal power projects like Coastal Energen P Ltd, Ind Barath Ltd, Tuticorin Thermal Power Station and NLC Power Corporation are operating at Tuticorin. SIPCOT has proposed to acquire about 5000 acres of land near Tuticorin, for the Tuticorin - MAdurai Industrial Corridor to provide world class infrastructure for industries. Hence the market for industrial machineries vehicles and equipments is very huge at Tuticorin, which is growing fast every year. TIE 2015 is the ideal platform for capturing this huge market.
As a port city Tuticorin has one of the major attractions in the form of Tuticorin Port, which is strategically built to handle a host of international cargoes. Well protected from the ravages of impending storms and cyclonic winds, you can witness the sight of the cargoes loading and unloading, which is indeed worth a treat amidst the surging sea expanse.
Tuticorin has a Tiruchendur Temple, dedicated to Lord Subramanya; it offers a spectacular sight with a mystical aura having the sea at the backdrop. You can also visit Panchalankurichi at about 18 km from Tuticorin where the great warrior Katta Bomman known as "Veerapandiya Kattabomman" put up resistance against the British regime in the 17th Century AD.
You can also relish the imposing Kattabomman Memorial Fort, which is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. Those interested in the historical extravagance may tour to Ettaiyapuram Palace, which was built during the reign of the Pandyas of Madurai. The Basilica of a Lady of Snows is a must visit. Built some 400 years ago the church is known for its antiquity and sacred among all communities.
You can also plan your tour to Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a home to a myriad of flora and fauna adding fun and adventure to your itinerary.
Tuticorin has quite a few well-maintained hotels, where you can check in at any point of day. These hotels are quite comfortable and food served is also of good quality. Some hotels offer you luxury suits with A/C. You can also get taxis from the hotel itself.