This is a
beautiful spot located about 40 kilometers from Chidambaram.
This used to be one of the largest ports in ancient times.
Poompuhar is also known as the place where two famous works
of ancient Tamil literature, namely, Silapathikaram and
Manimekalai were composed. A splendid art gallery located
here strives to present the ancient ambience of the region
by resorting to 2nd century décor. For those with an
interest in history and literature of South India, Poompuhar
is an attractive destination that can be visited during
tours of Pondicherry.
How to Reach Poompuhar
The closest airport from Poompuhar is Thiruchi. Air Lanka
and Indian Airlines operate services to Sri Lanka from
Trichy. The air service to Madurai, Chennai and other
important cities of India is operated by all the major
airlines in India.
By Rail: Thanjavur, the district headquarter is
connected to towns/cities like Thiruchi, Chennai and Nagore.
Chennai is connected to all the major cities in India by
By Road: Bus services are available from Thiruchi,
Nagore and Chennai for Thanjavur. Various interstate buses
also ply from Tanjore.