Located on the banks of River Vellar, Pudukottai is the administrative headquarters of Pudukkottai District in Tamil Nadu. Over past centuries, the place has been ruled by several dynasties like Pandyas, Cholas, Pallavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar, Nayaks, Irukkuvelirs, Mutharaiyars and Thondaiman. Tourists have always been attracted to this place for its several beautiful temples. Pudukottai Temples are famous for beauty, archeological interest and artistic excellence.
Budget Hotels in Pudukotai
There are good budget hotels in Pudukottai . Some of them are Sathyam Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Royal Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Maaris Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Shivalaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501).
The official language of Pudukottai is Tamil . The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Pudukotai
Some of the famous festivals and events in Pudukottai include Brahmotsavam Festival.
Places to See in Pudukotai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pudukottai. Some of the places include Avur( 26 kms from Pudukottai) Kunnandar Koil ( 21kms from Pudukottai ), Thirupunavasal ( 70 kms from Pudukottai), Kattubhava Pallivasal ( 10 kms from Pudukottai) and Kodumbalur (30 kms from Pudukottai).
How to Get There
THe nearest airport from Pudukottai is Tiruchirapalli International Airport. It is located 55 kms away from the town.
Pudukkottai railway station has daily trains connecting to Rameswaram and Chennai .There are weekly express trains to Varanasi and Bhubaneshwar.
State Express Transport Corporation provides Intercity and Inter state bus services. There are buses connecting to major cities like Chennai, Tiruppur, Vellore, Pazhani, Erode, Pollachi, Velankanni, Tiruvannamalai, Nagercoil, Tiruchendur and Thoothukudi. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.