Pudukkottai district as one of the princely states of Tamilnadu holds
rich cultural heritage with Fortresses, Palaces, Temples,
Cave Paintings and many other historical monuments.
The district was one of the homes of pre-historic man.
Many of the villages are of ancient foundation and also referenced often in Tamil Sangam
Pudukkottai district is well endowed with natural resources of land and
sea bounded by the marine hedge of Bay of Bengal in the east conjoined by the southern districts
viz, Trichy, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Thanjavur. It admeasures an area of 4663.29 sq
kms with a coastal length of 42 kms. The Palaces, Fortress, Canals and Tanks built during
the reign of ancient Tamil Kings are the place of interest. Besides, Temple in Avudayarkovil, Kudumiyanmalai, Chitthannavasal are very much
prominent. There is a sacred place for Muslims at pallivasal and a Christian monument at Avur.
Peacock sanctuary at Viralimalai, cave temples, temples built on the mountains are major tourism