Muthupet is a town in Tiruvarur District
. It is located between Thirutturaipoondi and Vedaranyam
and around 400 km away from Chennai
The town lies adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and is located in the southernmost part of the Cauvery delta. Muthupet is bounded by Korayar and Bamaniyar rivers in east and west respectively. The rivers Koriayar and Bamaniyar join, near Muthupet, and there is a formation of lagoon, which is rich in all kinds of fish.
Muthupet is an ideal place for fishing, pearl hunting and bird hunting. It is well known for its fishing industries such as finfishes, shrimps and crabs. A natural mangrove forest,
Alayathi Kadu, is one of the largest of its kind in India.
Muthupet is also home to some mosques such as Arab Sahib Mosque, Kuttiyar Mosque, Mohideen Mosque, Pettai Mohideen Mosque, Jamia Mosque, Jumma (Kuthba) Mosque, New Mosque, Azath Nagar Mohideen Mosque, Darga Shariff Mosque, Makkah Mosque, Madhina Mosque and Noor Mosque.
Muthupet Railway Station is on the Karaikkudi-Tiruturaipundi line. Tamil Nadu State transport Corporation (TSTC) operates buses directly from Chennai to Muthupet via
National Highway 45. Connecting buses are also available which arrives from neighboring cities such as Thanjavur, Mannargudi and Tiruvarur.