Pattukkottai is a small town situated 48 km south of Thanjavur and 12 km off the coast of Bay of Bengal.
Pattukkottai is renowned for its ancient sculptures and temples. Major point of attraction here is the Manora fort built by Raja Serfoji Maharaja. Other places worth visiting in and around the town include the shrine of Sheik Alauddin Sahib, Goddess Nadiamman Temple, shrine of Venkidu Subbaiah Swamigal, Arulmigu Thurgai Amman Temple and Gandhi Park.
Nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli. Pattukkottai Railway Station is on the Karaikkudi-Tiruturaipundi line.