Avur is situated about 28 km from Pudukkottai
, in Pudukkottai District
of Tamil Nadu
. The place is famous for an old church constructed by Father John Venantius Bouchet, in 1547 AD. A new Roman Catholic Church was constructed in 1747 AD. Pasupateeswarar Temple is another point of attraction.
Nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli, situated 50 km from Pudukkottai. Pudukkottai Railway Station is the nearest railway station.