Vettuvan Koil, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi – Tourist Information
Vettuvan Koil is maintained and administered by Department of Archaeology of the Government of Tamilnadu as a protected monument. Kalugumalai was chosen in the plan to be included as a rural tourism site in Incredible India campaign by the Tourism Ministry of the Government of India. As a part of the campaign the ministry allocated ₹10 million to develop the infrastructure around the region in 2008. The tourist inflow to the town increased to 3,000 persons per month during 2009 from 400 per month during the previous years.
The monument is maintained by the Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu. Timings are from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm. The entrance to the monuments is free. The Vettuvan Koil and Jaina Abode are protected with grill and barbed wire and the entrance remain under lock and key. If requested the Dept. of Archaeology security will open the doors.