Tuticorin or Thoothukudi (local name) is a port city in Tamil Nadu. The Tuticorin port is one of the twelve major ports in India while Tuticorin is also known as the ‘Pearl City’ due to its indigenous pearl fishing industry. The early origins of the city can be traced to the 6th century AD and major tourist attractions include Rameshwaram, Gulf of Mannar National Park and Our Lady of Snows Basilica located nearby. The most favorable time to stay in Tuticorn is November and December due to the tropical seaside climate.
The Tuticorin airport is located at Vagaikulam, at a distance of 16.9 km from the major heart of the city. It is a domestic airport served majorly by one of the top domestic airlines i.e. Spice Jet, with a number of world class facilities like baggage services, wheel chair facility, web check-in
and cheap air tickets
. For international flights from Tuticorn, you have to travel to Chennai, one of the major metros of India which is at a distance of 580 km. You can reach Chennai in about 9-10 hours by road (via NH38) and in about 13 hours by rail.
How to reach major cities of India from Tuticorin
SpiceJet flights ply to major cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam and Kolkata. Enjoy a hassle free in-flight experience with hot meals, priority check-ins, student discounts, senior citizen amenities at convenient flight schedules and cheaper rates. With more than 12 flights daily, the airport also offers flights to major metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore. Most flights are connecting, via Chennai.
How to reach major international cities from Tuticorn
Chennai Airport is served by various international airlines daily to cities like New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Muskat, Hong Kong etc. The popular airlines with flights to these cities include Air India
, Jet Airways
, British Airways
, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Jet Airways offers the maximum number of flights to New York, followed by Etihad and Emirates. Air India offers the highest number of options to London and Singapore daily. Etihad offers maximum options to Sydney every day. Layovers for all these flights include Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Paris, Boston, Amsterdam, Mumbai, London, Bangalore, Bahrain, and Hong Kong among others.
International airlines provide various entertainment facilities like movies, TV Shows, games and news updates. A comfortable seat along with helpful in-flight service makes a long flight comfortable and enjoyable.
You can check out the Yatra Mobile app to find convenient flight schedules
and updated flight status. You can also find the cheapest air tickets with the Lowest fare Finder
. So, just plan your trip and get going!