About Alangudi

Alangudi is a small town located in the Pudukottai district (fondly called as Pudhugai mavattam in the local language of Tamil), in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Alangudi in TN Map

In terms of administration, Alangudi is one among the eight town panchayats of Pudukottai district and other town panchayats being Karambakudi, Keeramangalam, Annavasal, Keeranur, Illuppur, Arimalam and Ponnamaravathi. Alangudi is regarded as a spiritual town as the region is dotted with a lot of historic religious sites that receives devotees from all corners of the world, irrespective of the seasons. Let's get to know more about the small town of Alangudi in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu in detail.

Geography of Alangudi

Alangudi is located 402 km away from the state capital city of Chennai (via NH45) and 71.2 km away from the Rock Fort city of Tiruchirappalli (via Musuri - Kulithalai - Manaparai - Pudukottai - Alangudi - Peravoorani - Sethubavachatram route). Alangudi is an integral part of the Alangudi taluk and the town is bordered by the taluk of Kunnandarkoil in the east, taluk of Manikandam in the west, taluk of Thiruverambur in the north and taluk of Annavasal in the south. Some of the nearby towns and cities to Alangudi include Viralimalai, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Ariyalur, Lalgudi, Nanjikottai and so on.

The geographic coordinates of Alangudi town are 10.37°N 78.89°E. The average elevation of Alangudi is 259 feet (79 m) above sea level. The town has a hot and humid climate throughout the year.

Climate Data:
Average Annual Temperature: 28.7 °C
Average Annual Rainfall: 908 mm
Driest Month: February
Warmest Month: May
Coldest Month: January
Wettest Month: October

Demographic Information of Alangudi

Population of Alangudi (Census 2011): 12,367
Male Population: 6,149
Female Population: 6,218
Children with age of 0-6: 1,341 (10.84 % of total population of Alangudi)
Schedule Caste (SC): 10.37 % of total population in Alangudi (TP)
Schedule Tribe (ST): 0.06 % of total population in Alangudi (TP)
Female Sex Ratio: 1,011
Child Sex Ratio: 938
Literacy Rate: 86.95 %
Male Literacy Rate: 92.19 %
Female Literacy Rate: 81.81 %
Number of Households: 3,064

Administration in Alangudi

The code of Alangudi town panchayat is 417.

Alangudi is administrated by the Alangudi Town Panchayat, which is the official local governing body of the town. The Alangudi Town Panchayat is functioning under the authority of the Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu. Alangudi Town Panchayat has total administration over 3,064 households in the town to which the governing body caters basic civic amenities, facilities and installations like water supply system, solid waste management and sewerage and so on.

The Alangudi Town Panchayat is also authorized to lay roads and fit street lights within the boundaries and levy taxations on properties coming under its legal power. The town panchayat consists of fifteen administrative wards where people of each ward get to elect a councillor every five years.

Important Contact Information:

Alangudi Town Panchayat Office
Address: # 231, Kalaignarsalai, Alangudi Taluk, Pudukkottai District
Phone Number: 04322-251460
Email: aldyt@yahoo.co.in

Contact Information of the Executive Officer of the Alangudi Town Panchayat
Mobile Number: +91-8883100460

Tourism in Alangudi

Sri Perungaraiyadi Meenda Ayyanar Temple

Alangudi is a celebrated temple town that houses several notable temples which receives visitors from all over the world, throughout the year. Let's get a glance of some of the most prominent temples of Alangudi in brief.

Sri Perungaraiyadi Meenda Ayyanar Temple
Located in Kulamangalam village, Sri Perungaraiyadi Meenda Ayyanar Temple is one of the most popular temples of Pudukottai district. An 18th century Hindu temple dedicated to Sri Perungaraiyadi Meenda Ayyanar, a Tamil village deity.

On the banks of the Villuni River, this temple is the proud possessor of the behemoth 37 feet tall horse idol also known as Kulamangalam Kuthirai. The majestic horse idol is regarded as the world's largest horse idol. The Magam festival celebrated in the Tamil month of Masi is the most important festival of this temple where people from surrounding villages and from all over the state visit the temple and get the blessings of the Lord Ayyanar.

Sri Muthu Mari Amman Temple
Located in the Kothamangalam village of Alangudi, Sri Muthu Mari Amman Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Tamil goddess of rain - Sri Muthumariamma. More than 250 years old, this temple is one of the most visited temples in the region. The temple celebrated Vaikasi Visakam festival that comes in the Tamil month of Vaikasi in a grand manner.

Some of the other popular temples of Alangudi include
Sri Subramania Swamy Temple, Kallampatti Sri Chithi Vinayagar Temple, Alangadu Arulmigu Perumal Kovil, Vanniyan Viduthy Sri Muthumariyamman Temple and Sri Ayyanar Temple, Namakkottai Sri Chithi Vinayagar Temple, Pachikkottai Papathi Amman Temple, Alangadu Periyamma Temple, Kallalangudi Sri Mari Amman Temple, Vadagadu Sri Mari Amman Temple, Arulmigu Dharmasamvarthini Sri Namapureeswarar Temple, Sri Veerama Muneeswarar Temple, Kilathur Sri Mari Amman Temple, Pachikkottai Sri Sithi Vinayagar Kovil and so on.

Quick Facts

State: Tamil Nadu
District: Pudukottai
Taluk: Alangudi
Geographic Coordinates: 10.37°N 78.89°E
Altitude: 79 m above sea level
Administration: Town Panchayat
Population of Alangudi (Census 2011): 12,367
Postal Code: 622301
Telephone Code: 04322
Official Language: Tamil

Transport Information:
Nearest Airport: Tiruchirappalli International Airport (IATA: TRZ, ICAO: VOTR)
Nearest Railway Station: Tondaimannalur Railway Station (Station Code: TNLR)

Distance Chart:
(from Alangudi to major cities of Tamil Nadu)
Alangudi to Chennai: 402 km
Alangudi to Coimbatore: 285 km
Alangudi to Tiruchirappalli: 71.2 km
Alangudi to Madurai: 126 km
Alangudi to Salem: 249 km
Alangudi to Vellore: 340 km
Alangudi to Thanjavur: 58.1 km
Alangudi to Tirunelveli: 285 km
Alangudi to Tuticorin: 270 km
Alangudi to Cuddalore: 256 km

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