Pattukkottai Places of Interest


Pattukkottai is a Town and a municipality in Thanjavur district. Pattukkottai is the Birth place of eminent and profound personalities like the former PresidentThiru. R.Venkataraman, the famous Poet Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, the Ex. Ministers Navalar Nedunchezhian, S.D.Somasunaram, Ex. M.P.Thiru. V.N.Swaminathan etc., The city is famous for ancient sculptures and temples and was reigned by Raja Raja Cholan and Serfoji Maharaja. Pattukkottai covers an area of 21.83 Sq. K.M with beautiful villages around the city. The main occupation of people here is agriculture using cauvery river water for irrigation. There is a mix of people involved in agriculture as well as in other business.

Eminent Personalities

Pattukkottai is the Birth place of eminent and profound personalities like the former President Thiru. R.Venkataraman. The famous Poet Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram. The Ex. Ministers Navalar Nedunchezhian S.D.Somasunaram, Ex. M.P.Thiru. V.N.Swaminathan etc.,

Manora Tower (Fort) :

65 km from Thanjavur. The Manora tower is an ancient tower which is built by Rajah Serfoji in 1814. This site is situated near the famous Tanjore town in Tamilnadu a major place of attraction for the tourists especially foreigners due to numerous temples. Rajah built a fort in the shore in 1814 to commemorate the victory of British over napoleon Bonaparte at waterloo. Visiting the place built during Bonaparte period will be very exciting for everyone. People used to visit here for the exciting view from the top of 8 storied towers. The forts name Manora was derived from the Minaret which means a small minar.

Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram Mani Mandapam :

He was born on 13-04-1930. Kavingnar Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram wrote poems depicting weaker peoples aspirations. He was involved in the farmers’ struggles and worked for their upliftment. He was also a member of the Communist Party of India and worked tirelessly for its ideals. He tested his hands in as many as 17 different professions like, agriculture, drama, salt work, art fields etc. As a mark of respect his memorial was opened on 13-12-1999. His Mani Mandapam is located in Muthuppettai Salai, Nadiyammalpuram at Pattukottai. His statue, life history and his photographs are displayed here.

Manora Tower

Nadiyamman Kovil

Pattukkottai has a famous temple called “Nadiyamman Koil”. In 9 KMs there is a village called “Palathali”, it has a West facing famous Durkkai amman temple.

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