Pudukottai District was formed on 14th January 1974, comprising of the former Pudukottai Division of Tiruchirapalli District with some additions from Thanjavur District. The district is bounded by Thanjavur District on the east and northeast, Tiruchirappalli District on the west and northwest and by Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai districts on the southwest. The villages of the district are predominantly of ancient origin and find a place in Tamil Sangam Literature
The city of Pudukottai is the district headquarters.
Tourist Attractions in Pudukottai District
- Thirugokarnam Temple, Pudukottai city
- Pudukottai Museum
- Thirumayam Fort, 18 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Kudumiyanmalai, 20 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Avidaiyar Koil, 60 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Chithannavasal, 17 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Narthamalai, 17 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Malaiyadipatty Temple, 33 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Kunnandar Koil, 40 kilometres from Pudukottai
- Kodumbaloor, 40 kilometres from Pudukottai
How to reach Pudukottai
Road – Regular buses connect major cities with Pudukottai. National Highways NH 336 (Trichy-Ramanathapuram) and NH 226 (Perambalur-Manamadurai) pass through Pudukottai. State Highways SH 26 and 71 also pass through the town of Pudukottai.
Rail – Pudukottai Railway Station has daily express trains to and from Rameswaram and Chennai and weekly express trains to Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Puducherry, Varanasi and Bhubaneshwar.
Air – The nearest airports are Tiruchirappalli International Airport (45 kilometres from the town) and Madurai Airport (122 kilometres away from the town).