Tiruchendur is the headquarters of the Thiruchendur Taluk. Tiruchendur is famous for the Murugan Temple on the beach. Tiruchendur temple is located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Tiruchendur temple is the second of the six abodes of Lord Murugan, enshrining Senthilandavar and is very popular with pilgrims.
The location of the temple is ideal and draws a perennial stream of devotees. The temple overlooking the sea is an inspiring sight. It has been venerated by the Tamil Sangam Period work Tirumurugatruppadai and by 83 Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.
The other abodes are situated on top hills; this one is located on the seashore in the southern part of the state. It is situated on the Kanyamumari - Tuticorin - Rameswaram bus route. It is one of the most visited shrines in Tamilnadu. Tiruchendur is well connected by train & bus from all parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.