About Pattukottai Tourism
Pattukottai is a serene town located in the Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu. Surrounded by the beautiful Bay of Bengal, the town has a magical charm that attracts the travelers from far away.
Unexploited Potential :
A historical important tourist spot with a serene atmosphere and scenic
beauty, with a calm Bay of Bengal surrounding it, is not fully exploited in
Tanjore district. The place is Manora, located 20 km south of Pattukottai in
Sethubhavachatram panchayat union in Tanjore district, Pattukottai Tour & Travel
The place derives its name from the fort built here by King Serfoji who
ruled Tanjore. The fort is called Manora, a derivative of the Minars of
North Indian architecture. The 140 ft monument stands majestically on the
shore amidst lush green coconut groves. Looking like an ancient lighthouse,
the tower was built by King Serfoji in 1811 to commemorate the victory of
the British army over Napolean Bonaparte, in the historic battle of
Waterloo. The hexagonal shaped ten storeyed fort has a moat around it. Each
story of the tower offers a different view of the sea, fishing boats and
coconut groves. The Maratha Kings used the fort as a summer palace. The moat
with sea water is provided with drainage facility. Rest sheds surround the
moat; soldiers who used to guard the fort stayed in these sheds. Hanging
lasers were used to reach the other side of the moat.
Pattukottai Travel - Know The History
Pattukottai this small and beautiful town derives its name from an ancient fort that was build by the King Serfoji of Tanjore. The fort was called Manora, a name derived from Minars (an intricate work of North Indian architecture). The structure was 140ft high and looked like a lighthouse was constructed to mark the victory of the British army over Napolean Bonaparte, in the battle of Waterloo.
Tourist Places In Pattukottai - What To See
» Minora Fort :
With the passing time, the time waves has defamed the glory of the fort yet, the ruins make a nice tourist destination to see here. Some of the portions of the fort have given way to the sea waves and the sheds are also not clean. Despite this the fort was declared as a heritage monument and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Archaeological department.
How To Reach Pattukottai
» By Air:
The Civil airport located 83 km from the town is the main airway to reach Pattukottai.
» By Rail:
Pattukottai is well-connected by road to all the major cities of Tamilnadu. There are daily bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Kumbakonam, Thiruthuraipoondi etc.
» By Road:
Pattukottai is well connected to all the major cities of the region.
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