Tiruvellarai is 25 km from Tiruchirapalli
, on the way to
. This place is the site of Pundarikatcha Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu
. The temple is known for its architecture and Swastika shaped water tank. Vellarai means white rock and the temple is placed on a white rock.
The nearest airport and railhead are at Tiruchirapalli.