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Nattarasankottai: It is situated 9 kms to the north-south of Sivagangai on the Madurai- Thondi Road. Nattarasankottai is derived from the word Nattu means country, arasan means king and kottai meaning fort. At Nattarasankottai there are Kannudayanayaki Amman Temple, The Shiva temple and Vishnu temple can be visited.

This place is widely famous for the tomb of Tamil poet Kambar, the author of Kamba Ramayana. Tourists and pilgrims from various parts of Tamil Nadu come here to worship Goddess Kannudayanayaki Amman during Tuesdays and Fridays.

Kollangudi: It is 10 kms from east of Sivagangai on the Madurai Thondi Road. The name is derived from koon in Tamil means blacksmith and kudi means village. It was the place where arms and ammunition were made for Marudhu during his stewardship of the Sivagangai kingdom. The village is now famous for the Vettududaiya Kaliamman temple. The annual festival is held for 10 days in the month of April-May. 

Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary: The Vettangudi birds sanctuary is the natural habitat of winter migratory and residential birds and provides a safe place for roosting, breeding and feeding. There is considerable diversity in their nesting and feeding behaviour. This place is near Tiruppathur. It is about 51 kms from Madurai and 22 kms from Melur Nearest Railway Station which is Kariakudi. The

Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary is situated over 39.9 hectares and it covers the 3 tanks of the Vettangudi, Periyakollukudi and Chinnakollukudi villages in the area of operation. Planning activities will be taken up in the tank areas. The recreational and Channel desilting activities will be done in the village area. The sanctuary is located to the left of Thirupathur and Madurai when you travel from Thirupathur.


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