Temples and Other Interesting Places
It is situated about 15 Km from Kovilpatti in east. The place is important as a cotton growing centre. Ettayapuram is famous historically as it was the place where the great freedom fighter Kattabomman of Panchalankuruchi fought against the British and also famous, because it is the birth place of National poet “Bharathi” the famous freedom fighter. A mandapam has been constructed in memory of the poet “Bharathi”. A library is located in that building. The ruins of Ettayapuram Jamin palace. The Manimandapam of Bharathiyar , The Birth house of Bharathiyar, The memorial of Sri Muthusamy Deikshidar. One of the three Karnatic poets are the important tourist places of the Ettayapuram.
Kalugumalai (or) “The Hill of Vulture” is situated on the road connecting Kovilpatti and Sankarankoil. It is massive done of rock with 300 feet height approximately which can be seen from a far of place. The place of is famour for its rock cut temple called “vetuvankoil”. A temple dedicated to lord Subramaniya Swamy is also located at the foot of the rock.
Panchalankuruchi is situated three kilometers, north of Ottapidaram. The famous freedom fighter Kattabomman ‘s fort is located here .At present only the remaining of fort is seen in the site. Since it has been destroyed by the British of late in 1975, the Government of Tamilnadu have constructed a fort in Panchalankurich in memory of the freedom fighter.
The Lord Siva and Gomathiamman temple is famous here. “Adithapasu” festival effects large crowds during July or August of every year. This town is situated west of Kovilpatti and attracts, Pilgrims, devotes in and around districts.