Ettukkudi, one of the major attractions in Nagapattinam District
is 30 km from Nagapattinam
. The name ‘Ettukkudi’ is derived from the Etti trees which dominated this area. The place is noted for the Murugan temple that finds a place in the hymns of saint Arunagirinathar.
The best time to visit is during the annual festival in the month of Chittirai (mid April – mid May).