Tiruchendur

On the coast south of Tuticorin, the impressive Tiruchendur shore temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan and is very popular with pilgrims. There are caves with rock-cut sculptures along the shore. You may be able to enter the inner sanctums here and watch the enthusiastic proceedings. Be careful if they offer you a gulp of the holy water – pouring it over your hands and rubbing them together joyously is an acceptable substitute for drinking it!