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Sittanvasal : It is a small hamlet and the meaning in both Tamil and Sanskrit is the abode of great saints/siddhas. It is 15 Km from Pudukottai. Number of megalithic dolmens of the 1st century attest the antiquity of the area. The Sittanavasal Cave, also known as Arivar Kovil, is a Jain monastery of the 7th century. The earliest Brahmi Tamil script of 2nd century is found in the Jain Natural Cavern called Ezhadipattam. We still find stone beds used by Jain monks around 2000 years ago. Sittanavasal Cave temple and Ezhadipattam – Jain beds are under the supervision of ASI and is open to public at a Fee of Rs.5/- for Indians and Rs.100/- for foreigners.

Tirukkattalai : It is 5 Km from Pudukottai. Sundareswarar located temple located here was built by Aditya Chola. To the east of the town, there is a big megalithic burial site called Kalasakkadu close to Tirukkattalai. Some of the burial sites of nearby villages were excavated during 1915-17 by the ASI.

Ponamaravathy : Just 37 Km drive from Pudukottai. During the 16th century, Ponnamaravathy was a separate kingdom, named after the kings Ponnan and Amaran. The present town was built by these kings. Choleswaramudaiyaan [siva temple] built by Raja Raja Cholan II and Soundararaja Perumal/Azhu Perumal temple ½ Km from here are the two important temples of this are. This is an important pilgrim center of this region.

Aranthangi :  This is the second largest town in the district, with a population of 40,814[2011 census]. KasiViswanathar temple and the Rajendra Choleeswaram in the Fort are the main temples visited. The Car festival of Viramakaliamman Temple during the month of April-May attracts thousands of devotees to this town.

Peraiyur :
This is 13 Kms from Pudukottai. Naganathasamy Temple located here belongs to the 12th century. This temple visited by many pilgrims to get relieved of malefic effects of Naga dosham. Vedic centric Nagapradishta [installing serpent statue] in the temple is done here.

Government Museum : Thirukogarnam, a suburb of this district houses the Government Museum which is the second largest of its kind next to Chennai Government Museum. Rare and exotic collections of Geology, Zoology, Anthropology, Archaeology are exhibited for public viewing. Exhibits of Sculpture, bronze images, weapons, paintings, copper plates, wood carvings, musical instruments , coins manuscripts and historical records are a part of the collection of the past. This museum is open to all public on all days except Fridays, Second Saturdays and three National Holidays.

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