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Pudukkottai Travel Guide

An important erstwhile princely state, the beautiful district of Puddukottai is one of the most important districts of Tamil Nadu today from the point of view of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and lovers of arts and architecture.


  • Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu
Puddukottai At a Glance
  • Average Climate:15 °C - 25 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - March
  • STD Code:04373

Introduction

Often regarded as the perfect representation of Dravidian culture, the beautiful region of Puddukottai is blessed by a heritage that dates back to ancient antiquity. One of the best features of this culture, is the fact that the very essence of this is still held on to strongly in the minds and souls of the entirety of the population of the district, a fact which gives the district some of its most characteristic features and makes it one of the most important tourist destinations of Tamil Nadu. It is perhaps this, which coupled with the various tourist attractions of Puddukottai, popularizes tour to Puddukottai at a rapidly growing pace.

Major Attractions in Puddukottai

The major attractions of Puddukottai include:

  • Avur: Located just 28 kms away from Puddukottai and 20 kms from Trichi, this is one of the most beautiful churches in this part of the world, famous for its Easter Celebrations.
  • Kunnadar Koil: Located about 25 kms away from Puddukottai, this is one of the best examples of the amalgamation of history and architecture. The region is famous for a rock-cut cave temple that has proved to be extremely valuable for archeological studies.
  • Thirupunavasal: Located around 70 kms from Puddukottai, this region is home to one of the most revered Shiva temples in Southern India and is known all around Tamil Nadu for the celebration of the Vaikasi Festival.