Tuticorin, also locally (and popularly) known as Thoothukudi, is a city in southern India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The town Thoothukudi derives its name from the Tamil words ‘Thoothu’ and ‘Kudi’ which respectively mean ‘Dig’ and ‘Drink’. The city of Tuticorin does not have any rivers, and the only source of water for the locals is through its various wells.

Tuticorin is also known for its pearls, as fishing for pearls is a popular occupation here. The city has a huge port, and is one of the important port towns in the state. If you are an admirer of the great blue sea, Tuticorin will interest you to no end. There are many parks in Tuticorin that you can visit during your trip to the city. The most popular parks in the town of Tuticorin are Roche Park, Rajaji Park, and Harbor Park.

Tuticorin also has a major temple that it is very famous for – the Tiruchendur temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The temple is also located near the sea, and this is an added attraction.

The other places you can visit the Kattabomman Memorial Fort when you visit the city, and this memorial is dedicated to the freedom fighter Veerapandiya Kattabomman, who was one of the key figures in the Indian resistance towards the British.