Kadayanallur is a third largest city and a municipality in Tirunelveli District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu of India.

The name Kadayanallur comes from “Kadayaleeswara”, the name of the presiding deity of Kadayaleeswarar kovil, a Hindu temple located in Kadayanallur. It is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the Courtallam Waterfalls and Tenkasi. It is famous for saral(drizzling), which occurs yearly from May to August. It is also known for its vast paddy and coconut fields. Most of the last generation of residents were farmers; however, many are now employed in various parts of India and in foreign countries such as the United States,Singapore, and the Persian Gulf.

The nearest airport is at Madurai, nearest international airport at Thiruvananthapuram then Kochin and a rail service (converted to broad gauge in 2004–2005), served by Southern Railway (India) is also available.

The Indian Postal Service Pincode is 627751. The Telecom Code (BSNL) is 04633.


Kadayanallur is located at 9.08°N 77.35°E[1]. It has an average elevation of 191 m (627 ft). The city is surrounded by paddy fields, coconut farms and lot of ponds. A small river flows in the mid of the city. There are some rocky regions on the western end of the city called locally as ‘parumbu’. Attakulam, Paloorani, Thamaraikulam, Annamalai peri and last and largest of those is periyakulam are the ponds found in this city.

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Kadayanallur is a Municipal Township in Tenkasi Taluk Tirunelveli Districk Tamil Nadu State India
Located in between Puliangudi and Tenkasi in the National Highway 208 Madurai to Kollam , Kerala
Located in between Tenkasi and SankaranNainarKoil in the Indian Railways between Madurai-to-Kollam line
District Capital Thirunelveli Amoxil online is approx 70 km. Madurai ( Madurai Domestic Airport IXM ) is approx 120 km
Tamil Nadu State capital Chennai is approx 500 km
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala State Capital) is approx 100 km
Nearest International Airport Thiruvananthapuram-TRV is accessible by 5 Hrs Drive.
Kutrrallam Falls a famous tourist attaraction is approx 15km
Kerala state Border – Aryankavu is approx 25km
Postal code 627751 Telephone code 4633
Polulation 77000 More than 75% Muslims
Household 21000.
Area 52 Sq. Km.
Number of Streets 136
Kadayanallur is one of the 234 Tamilnadu state Assembly Constituency
And it is part of Tenkasi Indian Parlimentary Constituency
From Thenkasi 15 km,
Kerala state Border(Aryankavu) 25km,
Madurai 120 km,
Chennai 500 km.
Nearest International Airport Thiruvananthapuram-TRV is accessible by 3 Hrs ride
Chennai (Madras MAA ) is accessible by overnight ride by train or bus.

Kadayanallur Muslims

Kadayanallur is one of many traditional Muslim weaving villages in Tirulnelveli, a district in the state of Tamilnadu. Practically every household in Kadayanallur once worked a handloom, and the occupation was passed down from generation to generation. But in the 19th century, the weaving industry in South India was twice transformed because of the industrial revolution in Britain. In the early 19th century, India’s hand-spinning industry was destroyed by the import of machine-spun yarn from Britain and the establishment of local spinning mills. With a plentiful supply of cheap yarn, however, the handloom sector flourished until about 1860, when the East India Company imposed a handloom tax to suppress competition to the British textile industry. Many of the traditional weavers (nesavali) found themselves without income and were forced to migrate to places like Penang, Singapore. By one estimate, there are about 20,000 Kadayanallur Muslims in Penang itself today. Today, Kadayanallur itself is transformed into a township. A few households do still work in handloom, but most households depend on income from jobs in the Middle East. Citation of source : http://www.geocities.com/kadayanallur_muslims/kadayanallur_history.html?20051 Mappilas of Tirunelveli District : Mappilla Muslims from the coastal state of Kerala – which borders Tamilnadu – were forced by Portuguese brutal attacks on their villages in the 16th century to flee into the rural interior. There they began migrating to the villages near Tirulnelveli Tamilnadu. Many of the present-day Tirulnelveli Muslims claim to be descended from the Kerala mapillais (“grooms”), follow Malabari religious teachers and social culture. In Present day Kadayanallur, majority of the polulation are Tamil Speaking Muslims. Referhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Muslim Hence there are lots of Mosques ( Masjid in Arabic ; Pallivasal in Tamil ) are in the kadayanallur. Ooruni Masjid and Pudupalli Masjid are the oldest where as the Pettai Jumma Masjid (Pettai Pallivasal ) is the Biggest one with a self proclaimed Highest Minara of the South at around 80 Meter’s.


Ooruni Pallivasal
Puthu pallivasal
Masjid Mubarak
Jamiul Anwar
Ansari Masjid
Masjidul aqsa
Masjidul maryam
Nainamohammed juma palli(pasnatheru palli)
Peryar bilal masjid
Pacha oli mosque(viswa vizhai)
Theppathu palli(in side in theppakulam)
Old stand masjid
Kanankulam masjid
Main road masque
Ayyatheru palli
Krishna puram Mosqueque
Mavadikkal Mosque Ooruni women masjid
Pasnatheru women mosque


The famous temples of this city are:
Arulmigu Kadaikalisvarar Temple,
Arulmigu kariayamanicka Perumal Koil @ Kzeezha Gramam,
Arulmigu Arunachaleshwara Sametha Abithakusanayagi Ambal @ Kzheezha Grammam,
Shenbaga Vinayagar Temple – Main bazaar,
Kadayalesswarar Sametha Karumbalmozhi Thayar Temple – MKDNL,
Kariyamanicka perumal temple – MKDNL,
Thamaraikulam Sudalaimadasamy temple – MKDNL ,
Abaya kastha Anjaneyar temple – Krishnapuram,
sri Muthumariamman temple – MKDNL,
Muppudathi Amman Temple- Daily Market,
Mutharamman Temple – MKPuram,
Sri Kaliamman Temple – Mavadickal,
Sri Gangai Amman Temple – Mavadickal
Sri Vadakkuvaselvi Amman Temple -MKPuram,
Sri Muppudathiamman Temple – Krishnapuram,
Gopala krishna Swami Temple – Krishnapuram,
Sri Mutharamman Temple – MKPuram


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kadayanallur had a population of 75,604. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. In Kadayanallur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The Male’s Of This city is Having a Passion to education as Well Earn to More Eagerness, that’s can be observed that by their daily Live and Show-Offs.

Schools and Colleges

Joy Nursery Primary School,
Govt.Boys Hr Sec School,
Govt. Girls Hr Sec School,
Darussalam Hr Sec school
Hidayathul Islam Hr Sec school
Masood Thaika Hr sec school
Sri Ulaga Hr sec school
Pudhur Hr Sec school
Pettai muslim Hr sec school
Sankara Middle school
Ratna Middle school
Melapalayam Hindu school
King universe Mat. school
Fathima College of Pharmacy
Al-Ameen agricultural college
Everest Institutes Faizul Anwar Arabic College
Riyalus saliheen Arabic College for women


Kadayanallur assembly constituency is part of Tenkasi (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

At Present Mr.Peter Alphonse is the MLA From this Constituency.

Historical Events

1966 – Upgraded as IIIrd Grade Municipality from Kadayanallur Panchayat Board
1973 – Karuppanathi Drinking water supply scheme commenced
1975 – Constitution of LPA
1985 – Spread of Cholrea
1987 – Upgraded to Grade II Municipality
1999 – Commissioning of Tamirabarani combined water supply scheme
2009 – Spreading of Virus Fever.

Source : wikipedia

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