Pudukkottai is the administrative headquarters of Pudukkottai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a large town located on the banks the vellar river, it has been ruled, at different times, by the Cholas, Pandyas, Thondaimans, and the British. It is situated about 395 kilometres (245 miles) southwest of the state capital Chennai and about 55 kilometres (34 miles) southeast of Tiruchirappalli.


You can easily reach Pudukkottai by rail or by bus from other major cities of the country. Pudukkottai does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli international airport which is 44 km away. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Pudukkottai.

  • Nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli international airport (TRZ), which is 44 km away from Pudukkottai
  • Madurai airport (IXM) is 122 km away from Pudukkottai
  • You can easily get regular trains to Pudukkottai from other major cities of the country.
  • Railway station(s): Pudukkottai (PDKT)
  • There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Pudukkottai.
  • Bus station(s): Pudukkottai



Distance: 3min (850M)

Bhuvaneshwari Amman Temple is a worship place of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari who represents knowledge and intelligence. Every year, many devotees flood the place to seek her blessings. The devotees believe that visiting this place takes away their sufferings and showers them with good times. The temple is well maintained and kept clean by the people working at the temple ashram. The sanctity of the temple will calm you and give you peace. The structure of the temple is like every other Hindu temple in India and is very artistic and magnificent.


Distance : 52 min (43.3 km)

Karpaga Vinayagar temple is one of the oldest cave temples (rock cut) of Tamilnadu and situated at Pillayarpatti, which is between Pudukkottai and Karaikudi. Pillayarpatti is situated at a distance of 71kms from Madurai and 12 kms from Karaikudi on Thirupathur – Karaikudi state highway. The village gets its name from the temple. Here lord Vinayaka appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands.


Distance : 52 min (43.3 km)

Olden days kings construct fort and palaces, so as to protect the subjects from the enemy country and a residential area for the royal family. A similar type of fort exists in Thirumayam at a distance of 18km from Pudukkotai. It was built by Sethupathy Vijaya Raghunathan Thevar of Ramanathapuram in 1687 A.D. The actual fort is two times greater than the fort as we have seen today. The main entrance of the fort is situated one km away from the present structure.


Distance : 1 hr 4 min (46.7 km)

Avudaiyarkoil is a village in the Pudukkotai district of Tamil Nadu, India. The village has a temple named Tirupperunturai. It is about 14 kilometres South East of the Major town Aranthangi along State Highway 26, on the South bank of the Vellar River.


Distance : 36 min (28.6 km)

This palace is a composite of art, architecture, and tradition. As an example, it exposes the cultural facets of the chettinadu people. The wishes of chettiars are found elsewhere throughout the structure. Ornamental lights, teak wood materials, glasses, marbles, carpets, and crystals were imported from overseas for the construction of the building. In spite of that, it has different types of arts and styles in a unique way.


Distance : 49 min (42.4 km)

This university has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar during 1950s. Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special act of the government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development, and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning.


Distance : 24 min (15.1 km)

Chithannavasal is a prominent tourist centre of the Pudukottai district. It is located on the Annavasal – Pudukottai road at a distance of 17 km from Pudukottai. In ancient days the jain monks used to live in caves and hillocks so as to perform their ascetic life. They polished the hill for the purpose of poojas and penance in the open shelter. Such a type of Jain temple and Jain beds are found in cittannavasal and surrounding places.


Distance : 59 min (40.0 km)

A small temple dedicated to Lord Subramania is situated on the top of a hillock on the way from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai national highways road at a distance of 28km from Trichy and 40 km from Pudukkottai. An inscription of this temple mentions that the original temple has been built by king Azhakiya Manavalan.


Distance : 1 hour (52 km)

BHEL is one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies of its kind in India engaged in design, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services with over 180 product offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of the core sectors of economy.


Distance: 15 min (7.1 km)

Government Medical College & Hospital, Pudukkottai affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai is one of the prestigious medical institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu. The foundation for this college was laid in 2016.