Sittannavasal

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Location: 16-Km North West Of Pudukkottai Town, Tamil Nadu
Famous: Jaina Centre
Main Findings: A Cave Inhabited By Monks In The 2nd Century BC And A Rock-Cut Temple Of The 7th Century AD


Pudukkottai is 53-km from Tiruchirappalli 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is at Tiruchirappalli, 50-km away.
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.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels in Pudukkottai.



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