Adhanakkottai is 24 km from Pudukkottai
, on the way to Thanjavur
It was the spot where the battle between Hyder Ali and Tondaimans was fought. An important village in Pudukkottai, Adhanakkottai has an ancient Shiva Temple and a ruined Ayyappa Temple. The place has been mentioned in the inscription on the walls of the Ayyappa Temple. Fresh cashew nuts can be bought here.