Aruppukkottai is a town located at a distance of about 48 km from Madurai. The place is famous for its jasmine production and its wide range of temples, mosques and churches. The major attractions of this place are the Nallir Muhaideen Andavar Masjid, Vazhavandhapuram Jum’ah Pallivasal, Thoukith Jamath Pallivasal, Sri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami temple, Arulmigu Sri MuthuMari Amman Temple, the CSI church, the Roman Catholic Church, among many others.
Other than being a pilgrimage centre, the town is also an important industrial town. The town also connects Madurai with many other cities. Thus, the town can be a good place to drop by on one's way to Madurai.