The Princely City
Pudukkottai town is district headquarters of Pudukkottai district in Tamilnadu. Pudukkottai district was separated from two districts Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur in the year 1974. Pudukkottai district is famous for many Ancient Temples and its architecture. Also, this district is popular for Archaeological and Tamil Culture heritage, that we can see in areas like Kodumbalur, Narthamalai, Kudumianmalai, Kunnandarkoil, Sittannavasal, Thirumayam and Avudaiyarkoil. The famous Tamil Actor Gemini Ganesan was born in Pudukkottai district.
Pudukkottai was ruled by many great emperors like Pandya Kingdom, Cholas, Pallavas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagara Empires. Also it was under the control of Madurai Nayaks from 16th to 17th century.
Many of the Historians, Anthropologists, Archaeologists and Art Lovers have been highly interested with this district, because of dolmens, stone circles and megalithic burials.
Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Pudukkottai are