Tamil Nadu is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is simple. Make sure you to set aside plenty of time to tour the incredible range of scenic and cultural wonders the region has to share. You'll also find Srivaikuntam, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Kurumbur 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Take a trip to Tamil Nadu's palaces and history museums. These are good places to spend time, especially on overcast or inclement days. For a budget outdoors activity that will interest the entire family, take the time to check out the region's popular open-air markets.
Experience a side of Tamil Nadu many visitors will never see by joining a knowledgeable local on one of the city walking tours and wildlife spotting tours.
Get to the heart of the Tamil Nadu food culture by taking your tastebuds for a tour of regional cafés. Locals in this region often use lentils and spices in their kitchens. All-time favorite meals are masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) and sambar (lentil and vegetable stew), but there are many more mouthwatering dishes for foodies to try. End with shahi tukda (bread pudding), a common dessert.
When the time comes to say farewell to Puthiamputhur, head to the nearest major airport situated in Madurai, 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the north.