Tuticorin or locally called Thoothukudi is the port city and district of Tamilnadu and is around 590 km away from Chennai. Thoothukudi is also known as ""Pearl City" because of the pearl fishing carried out here and it is also called "Sea Gateway of Tamil Nadu". Many of us are not aware that first "swadeshi ship" ship "S.S. Gaelia" was launched from this city of ports by great Tamil freedom fighter r. V.O. Chidambaram Pillai in 1906. These are some places of historical significance in Tuticorin which you must not forget to visit while visiting Tuticorin these places are The Tuticorin Port, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Kalugumalai, Ottapidaram, Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Ettaiyapuram Palace, Sri Vaikuntam Temple, Holy Trinity Church, Beach and Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary. Thoothukudi Macaroon the famous sweet Thoothukudi is originated during Dutch and Portuguese rule. This savour is prepared with eggs, cashew nuts and sugar. Gnanam Bakery, Dhanalakshmi Bakery are the oldest bakeries who are still carrying the legacy of this business.
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