Puddukottai, one of the most important districts of Tamil Nadu is surrounded by a number of important Tamilian districts including Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur. An important district of Tamil Nadu, a tour to Puddukottai is a must include if you are planning a trip to Tamil Nadu.
One of the most important influences in shaping the history of Tamil Nadu, Puddukottai has always played a pivotal role in determining the politics and future of Tamil Nadu. Thus a tour to Puddukottai can help in reconstructing the historical journey of not just Puddukottai but also that of Tamil Nadu as a whole. An erstwhile princely state, Puddukottai has a been he center of power for a number of ruling dynasties like the Pandyas, Cholas, Pallavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar, Nayaks, Irukkuvelirs, Mutharaiyars as well as the Thondaiman rulers.
Fairs & Festivals
The festivals of Puddukottai are varied and add an extra spark of life to the town’s daily lives. Notable among these are :
Pongal: One of the most important festivals of Puddukottai, Pongal adds a special flavor to the daily lives of the people of Puddukottai. Thus, if you are planning a tour to Puddukottai, make sure you include Pongal as a definitive force in determining the time you select for your holiday.
Best Time to Visit
Puddukottai , like the rest of Tamil Nadu is known for its hot summers and mild winters. Thus, the best time to visit the region would be during the months of November to march when the mercury remains under control and thus, the weather pleasant and cool.
How to Reach
BY AIR -The nearest airport to Puddukottai is at Thirichirapalli.
BY RAIL -Puddukottai is well-connected to a number of neighboring cities via important rail heads. These cities include Tiruchirappalli, Tanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagore.
BY ROAD -Puddukottai is well-connected to a number of neighboring cities by an efficient network of roads.
The major tourist attractions of a tour to Puddukottai include :
Avur: Located around 28 kms away from Pudukkottai and 20 kms from Thiruchi, this region is home to a beautiful church that constitutes a huge portion of the tourist attractions of Puddukottai.
Kunnandar Koil: Located around 25 kms away from Pudukkottai, Kunnandar Koil houses a famous rock-cut temple located at the foot of a hill, which illuminates the archeological magnificence of the ancient Dravidian civilization which once dwelt here.
Thirupunavasal: Home to a Shiva Temple that is one of the most revered places of worship in Southern India, Thirupunavasal is a must-visit while on a tour to Pudukkottai.
Places Around Puddukottai
The important places of tourist interest located around Puddukottai are :
Kattubhava Pallivasal Kattubhava Dargah: Regarded as one of the most sacred places of worship for the followers of Islam, the Kattubhava Pallivasal Kattubhava Dargah is located around 10 kms away from Thiumayam in the Pudukkottai District. Famous for being the tomb of Bhava Fakuriddin Aulia, this beautiful “Dargah” is famous for its 17th century architecture.
Viralimalai: Located just around 35 kms away from Pudukkottai, this is one of the most famous abodes of Lord Subramanya and one of the most revered temples of the Hindus.