Melaputhukudi Ayyanar temple is a popular tourist destination. Melaputhukudi is a picturesque hamlet located at a distance of about 10 km from Thiruchendur this village is surrounded by ponds. The village is home to an ancient Ayyanar temple and a scenic thzhampoo groove.
The village is famous for paddy, cashew, Naval Pazham and of course thzhampoo. It is one of the most glorious picnic spots of Tamil Nadu.