• Pudukottai



La ville princière ...

   Cette ville est un très petit et est la capitale de la dynastie Thondaiman du 17ème siècle jusqu'à l'indépendance. Il y a un ancien palais qui à l' heure actuelle agit comme un bâtiment officiel du gouvernement du Tamil Nadu. Cet endroit absorbe intérêt pour les historiens, les anthropologues, les archéologues et les amateurs d'art. Les nombreux dolmens, des cercles de pierre et d' autres formes de sépultures mégalithiques dans le district indiquent l'ancienneté de cette région remonte à l' époque préhistorique et proto historique. Ce tube est mentionné dans les classiques Sangam.

Sites en bref: Muséegouvernement dans la ville avecbonnes collections d'objets anciens etnombreux sites historiquessavoir Sittanavasal, Kudimiyanmalai, Narthamalai, Thirumayam Fort et Ilankudipatti Iyyanar.

Tirumayam Fort

Majestic Fort...


   This is a huge fort complex built in the 17th century by the dynasty of the Thondaiman. In the half way there are series of steps which goes to the small rock cut cave sanctum of shiva(linga).There exists a Shiva and Vishnu temple which are very nearby, behind the rock with main tower was separated by the wall that belongs to the 8th century.

     We can have a majestic outlook of the Fort when we are travelling from Pudukkottai to Chettinadu. This fort was also used by the British for the military purposes. This site is the protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.

Quick Glimpses:

Timings - 09.00 am to 05.00 pm  Entrance ticket  - Rs.100/-, Video Camera - Rs.100/-


Exotic Paintings...

      Between 7th and 8th century this place was used by the Jains (Tirthankaras). There is a rock-cut cave temple where exists the beautiful vegetable paintings belongs to the 8th century by the Pallava dynasty.

      The paintings of Apsaras, lotus pond represent the reality and also compared equally with Ajanta & Ellora paintings. This monument is under the ASI and it is maintained properly.

Quick Glimpses:

Timings - 10.00 am to 06.00 pm, Entrance ticket - Rs.5/- for indians & Rs.100/- for foreigners, Video Camera Fee - Rs.100/-


Elegant Eight Hills...

           This small village is surrounded by 8 small hills. The name of the community here called Mutharaiyar, who invaded this region between 7th and 9th century. From Narthamalai, just 1km there is a structural shiva temple in the hill built by the Chola dynasty. This temple is made out of a single stone (monolithic) and is surrounded by 8 sub shrines . Six out of them are in good condition and not used for religious worship.


Architectural Beauty of Kudimiyanmalai...

     There is a cave temple in the rock which is very ancient belongs to the 8th century dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are many beautiful sculptures in the front portion of the sanctum. It is an important site in the district, famous for a few old temples of considerable beauty as well as archeological interest.

        It is one of the oldest historic townships in the tract. On and near a hillock there are four temples including a fine cave temple and a very large Siva Temple, called Sikhanathaswami-koil, containing exquisite sculptures.The musical inscription found on a face of the cave-temple is important in the musical history of India.

Quick Glimpses:

Timings - 10.00 am to 06.00 pm

Ilankudipatti Iyyanar

The Security God...

  This temple is dedicated to Lord Iyyanar, the security god of village which belongs to 8 villages nearby. The temple is situated in the open air atmosphere surrounded by wild trees.

      The passage to this temple is lined by terracotta horses on the either side. It is assured that every tourist will get an exciting experience by visiting this temple. The annual festival lies in the month of June.

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