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What would you discover when you dive deep into the heart of a destination? You come across a lot of new experiences, meet with some of the most unique delights of life and take back pearls of memories that are precious.

When you go deep, seeking the soul of Thoothukudi, you will unveil a lot of fascinating facts and surprises. The splendid beauty of the Bay of Bengal invites you on one side. On the other is the old-world charm of the town that takes you back in time. In the middle of it all is a fast-developing port city that will amaze you with its urban charm. Doesn’t matter what you seek, Thoothukudi has it all for a passionate traveller. 

Thoothukudi, also known as Tuticorin is popularly known as the ‘Pearl City’ due to the pearl fishing that is carried out in the coastal belt of the city. One of the major seaports in India, the Thoothukudi port has a lush history dating back to the 6th century CE. The city has been ruled by many historic empires over the centuries including Pandyas, Cholas, Ma’bar Sultanate, Vijayanagar kings, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom and then the European settlements including the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. The influences of these empires and colonial powers are seen in one way or the other to this day, a factor that makes Thoothukudi an even more exotic destination to be in. 

The beaches of Thoothukudi are among the most popular attractions of the region. Enjoying the waves, the sun and the sands in this area is boundless joy. There are many parks for families to hang out and enjoy quality time together. Besides that the temples and churches of Thoothukudi are divine places of worship visited by many from all over the country.

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