The port city of Tuticorin is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. It is the headquarters of the Tuticorin district and is the sixth largest city in the state. The city has a population of just over 710,000 people. The city is an important commercial center and is home to a large number of industries, including a steel plant, a cement plant, and a number of thermal power plants. The city is also a major center for the export of salt. The city is a popular tourist destination and is home to a number of attractions, including the Srivaikuntam Temple, the Tuticorin Port, the Dutch Fort, and the Our Lady of Snows Basilica. The city is well connected to the rest of India by road and rail. The Tuticorin Airport is located about 12 kilometers from the city center and offers flights to a number of destinations, including Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi.