There are quite number of the excursion options available from Thoothukudi.The most visit excursion destination around Thoothukudi are listed below:-

Hindu Temples

There are quite number of the excursion options available from Thoothukudi.

  • Alwarthirunagari Temple
  • Aravindalochanar temple
  • Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Tiruchendur
  • Devapiran temple
  • Irattai Thiruppathy
  • Kailasanathar temple, Srivaikuntam
  • Kalugasalamoorthy temple
  • Kandhamaadhanamalai, Thiruchendur
  • Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple
  • Makara Nedunkuzhaikathar Temple
  • Mutharamman Temple, Kulasekharapatnam
  • Nava Tirupathi
  • Pathrakaliamman Temple
  • Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Tirukulandhai
  • Srivaikuntanathan Perumal temple
  • Thirupuliyangudi Perumal Temple
  • ThiruVaragunamangai Perumal Temple
  • Thoondugai vinayagar temple
  • Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple
  • Valliamman cave
  • Vettuvan Koil

Kallkakad wildlife Scantury

The Kalakkad Wildlife sanctuary is one of the few national parks in South India that house the Tiger. Lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, langur, Nilgiri tahr, sambar, sloth bear, gaur, elephant, flying squirrel, panther, wild dog and pangolin are some of the other animals found here. Trekking and safari are some of the activities you can do over here.


A tiny tranquil town in the district of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Kalugumalai or Kazhugumalai is famous for its ancient rock-cut temples and monolithic Jain beds. The city got its name from the hills surrounding it with the same name, which translates to “Hill of Vultures”. The hills that surrounding the town gives a unique physical beauty to the whole place. They were earlier known as known as Araimalai or Thirumalai.The town is divided into two parts Kazhugumalai and South Kazhugumalai or Kottai Kalugumalai and also served as a trade route during the ancient times. According to epigraphies, once upon a time, there was also a palace of the Pandya king Ettimannan, here. It is also believed that Kalugumalai was once an important Jain settlement where Lord Mahavir used and preach and worship. At the foot of the hills, an urn-burial cemetery was also discovered. This place was also a witness to the Kalugumalai riots of 1895. Apart from the three major temples, it also has a huge church making it a religious place in a nutshell.

Kattabomman Memorial Fort

The Tamil Nadu Government built the Kattabomman Memorial Fort in memory of the Freedom fighter Veerapandiya Kattabomma Karuthayya Nayakkar (also known as Kattabomman). He was an 18th-century chieftain who didn’t accept the predominance of the British East India Company and waged war against them.He was awarded a death penalty after he was captured. The memorial stands at the site where he was hanged to death and is considered a shrine by the locals. The fort is a few kms off the city but is frequented by tourists who come to this region. It is beautifully made and well maintained.

Ettaiyapuram Palace

The Ettaiyapuram Palace is located about 35 km from the main city. The region has various tourist spots but the Palace is the most popular among them.The fascinating part of the palace is that there is a lot of confusion as to the ruler who actually lived in the palace. Today the palace has worn out considerably, but continues to attract a lot of tourism.