The District of Tiruvarur has been carved out as a separate district due to trifurcation of Thanjavur District According to this division 7 taluks namely Kuduvasl, Thiruvaru Needamangalam, Mannargudi, Nannilam, Needamangalam, Thirutturaippoondi and Valangaiman were detached from the Thanjavur district to form this new district. At present also this district is comprised of seven taluks and ten Community Development Blocks.
It is at Alangudi. Alangudi is 35 Km from Tiruvarur. It is one of the stars (GURU) of the Navagrahas.
It is Udayamarthandapuram in Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk and Vaduvoor in Mannargudi Taluk. Udayamarthandapuram is 20 Km from Tiruthuraipoondi and Vaduvoor is 23 Km from Thanjavur.
Jamhavanodai Dargha in Fit uthuraipoondi taluk. Holy place for Muslims. 53 Km from Tiruvarur and 25 Km from Tiruthuraipoondi.
Muthupet Alaiyathi forests
The Lagoon forests situated in Muthupet attracts ample of tourists, the 120 Sq. km. area Lagoon having Alaiyathi trees. 73 kinds of fish lives in this Lagoon. Different varieties of birds migrates in Nov-Dee from all over the world here for breeding.
It is a very old Dargha, located in muthupet. It is also called as Hakkirn Sheiku Dawood Kamil Oliyullah Dargha. Built in Marata architecture style the main Samadhi is 40 ft, long.
A Function called “Azhagar Ther’ will be celebrated the month of April. The birth place of great ‘trimvirate of Carnatic music Thiayagaraja Swamigal, Muthusamy Dhikshithar, Siyama Sastrigal. Every year the Panguni Uttara peruvizha ending with Thepporchavam.
Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple
Sri Rajagopalaswamy temple at Mannargudi. Mannargudi is 28 km from Tiruvarur. A function called “Par Pughalum Panguni Tiruvizha” is celebrated every year during the month of March.