Tourism in Tiruchendur
Tiruchendur is filled with many temples which complements the beauty of this place. Located near the sea, this place was hit by Tsunami on December 26, 2004. It is believed that it was saved by the blessings of Lord Murugan who resides in the Thiruchendur temple situated near the sea shores. Other than the beautiful temples, this place is also famous for many tourist attractions sites like Panchalam Kuridhi Fort, and Tuticorin.
Temples in Tiruchendur
Being the second important place of Lord Murugan’s abode, this place is famous around the world for its splendid crafted temples. The Thiruchendur temple is the largest and one of the most visited temples of this place as this temple is a part of the Lord Murugan’s Arupadaiveedu, i.e. one of the six temples dedicated to the battle camps of the Lord Murugan. Also known as Jayanthipuram in the historical epics, this temple's Sannathi Street is the longest of the all temples of the Tamil Nadu. It is one of the richest temples and is built by three holy saints. The Rajagopuram or the western tower is of 133 feet and just 200 meters near the sea is taken as mystery but demonstrates the magnanimous architectural knowledge of ancient Tamils. This temple is also famous for the different festivals like Vaikasi visakam festival, Avani annual festival and many other festivals celebrated throughout the year.
Also the Navtirupathis located near Tiruchendur are a must visit. Other temples worth a visit are Valli’s Cave; Sri Ponvandu Aiyanar temple placed n Udankudi, Sri Karkuvel Aiyanar temple, Thundigayi Vinayagarkovil, Aazhigudi Maradachan, Arulingu Suthil Andavas temple, Siva temple, Moovar Samathu, Nallur Thirunageshwaramudayar along with the Aramvalartha Nayagi Sivan temple, the Santhana Mariyamman temple, and many others.
Due to the numerous churches present in and around Tiruchendur, it is also named as ‘Chinna Jerusalem’. There are many churches located in this place like, Neivillai CSI Immanuel Church, St. Marks Church, St. John Cathedral, St. Thomas Church, Good Shepherd Church and so on.
Waterfalls near Tiruchendur
There are some striking waterfalls located around Tiruchendur that attracts many local tourists. Situated 10 km from Tiruchendur, Aiyanar Sunai is a natural water spring. Some other waterfalls situated around this place are Pabanasam falls (95 km), Courtallam falls (110 km) and Thirparuppu falls (100 km).
Some other tourist attractions sites are:
- Panchalam Fort, Melaputhukudi
- Kudhirai Mozhitheri
- Tuticorin and Vanathirupathi
- Punnai Nagar
Luxury and Budget Hotels in Tiruchendur
It is important for a most visited place to have various hotels for the visitors at the reasonable prices. In Tiruchendur, there are many hotels available with tariff ranging between Rs 300-Rs 2000. The luxury hotels provide excellent facilities to the tourists but charge high prices for it. On the other hand, Budget hotels offers hygienic facilities at reasonable price.
Hotel Tamil Nadu (ATTDC Hotel)
T.B.Road (Nr. Temple),
Hotel Chitra Park
367, Travelers bungalow road,
Hotel Udhayam International
306/1, Travelers bungalow road,
No 138 C, Taluk Office Road,
Hotel Mani Iyer
134, Kovil Street,
Siva Murugan Lodge
4, Sannathi Street, Tiruchendur-628215
Senthil Adhravan Vidhuthi,
Restaurants in Tiruchendur
Although, Tiruchendur does not have its own cuisine yet there are many restaurants that offer delicious delicacies of the Tamil cuisine varying from vegetarian to non vegetarian. The famous and most visited restaurants are Amutha Mess, Hotel Mani Iyer, Moothi Mani Iyer Restaurant, Sri Balaji Hotel and many others. One can get mouth watering and famous dishes of Tamils at the reasonable prices.
Transportation in Tiruchendur
Tiruchendur is one of the most visited cities in the Tamil Nadu having a number of tourist destinations. Being a frequent holiday destination for tourists around the world, it is very well connected to all the means of transport, so one can easily get there to enjoy some holidays with family.
Road Transport in Tiruchendur
This small town is linked with many important roads connecting various cities like Aruppukootai, Ettiyapuram, Tuticorin, Kovilpatti, Madurai and Tirunelveli. Also, some private bus operators like Red bus provides private bus services at affordable prices to Tiruchendur. In addition, the Tiruchendur Murugan Temple in Tiruchendur has its own bus stands and facilities for the tourists.
Air Transport in Tiruchendur
The nearest airport in Tiruchendur is Tuticorin Airport situated at a distance of 27 km and offer flights from almost all parts of India. This airport is situated near 55 km from Tirunelvelli and 171 km from Madurai. Now, Spice jet Airlines operates both inbound and outbound flight to Chennai at reasonably priced tickets.
Rail Transport in Tiruchendur
Tiruchendur is situated near 25 km from the Tuticorin Railway station which is well connected to all the major cities of India. Also, Tirunelveli rail head located 52 km from Tiruchendur is also the nearest railway station.
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