Pudukkottai is 53-km
and 57-km away from Thanjavur.
Pudukkottai was a princely state
in the 17th century AD and it has rich reserves of
archaeological and cultural
remains at Kodumbalur, Narthamalai, Kudumianmalai, Kunnandarkoil,
Sittannavasal, Thirumayam and Avudaiyarkoil.
A Famous Jain Pilgrimage
Sittannavasal located 16-kms northwest of Pudukkottai town, is a celebrated Jain centre having a cave inhabit ed by monks in the 2nd century B.C. and a rock-cut temple of the 7th century AD. The cave contains stone beds of an early Brahmi record and some 7th century AD inscriptions. The rock-cut temple has exquisite sculptures and paintings of the 9th century AD. The Archaeological Survey of India protects both the monuments.
Air: Nearest airport is at
Rail: Pudukkottai lies on the Chennai Rameswaram railway line and only a few trains pass through it.
Road: Pudukkottai is connected to Rameswaram, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur and all other towns by road. For local transport, tourist can take taxis and city buses. Local buses cover all tourist centres in and around Pudukkottai.
Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels in Pudukkottai.