: 20-Km from Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu
: Anna Agricultural Farm And Agriculture Research Institute
Kudumianmalai is located at a distance of 20-km from Pudukkottai. The presiding deity is Sikhagireeswara.
There are beautiful sculptures and a thousand pillar-hall in the temple. The temple is noted for numerous inscriptions. Remarkable among them is the one relating to a musical treatise of the Mahendra Varma Pallavan, who experimented the Sapthaswara in a Veena called "Parivadini" with 8 strings.
There is also a rock-cut cave temple called "Melakkoil", which was excavated during the time of Mahendravarma Pallavan.
The Anna Agricultural Farm and Agriculture Research Institute are the other interesting features of this place.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : The nearest airport is at Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), 50-km away.
Rail : The nearest railway station is Pudukkottai, which lies on the Chennai-Rameshwarm railway line.
Road : Pudukkottai is connected to Rameshwaram, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavurand all other towns by road. From Pudukkottai, there are local buses to the Kudumianmalai. Taxis are also available from Pudukkottai to the temple.
WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels and lodges in Pudukkottai.