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Virudhunagar District

Virudhunagar District

About Virudhunagar District and Its History

  • Virudhunagar is the capital city of Virudhunagar district. This district is one of the main industrial sectors next to Coimbatore and Salem.
  • It has the honor of being the birthplace of karmaveerar kamarajar and Kumaraswamy Raja. The Gopuram, featured in the symbol of Tamil Nadu Government, is located in the Srivilliputhur Andal Temple of this district. This is the biggest pride given to this district.
  • Virudhunagar is one of the most important commercial cities of Tamil Nadu. The district has seen tremendous growth in industrial sectors such as cement, textile, food, oil, crackers, and weaving etc.
  • Sivakasi, known as Kutti Japan, Rajapalayam, famous for dogs, Tiruchuli, the birthplace of Ramanar, etc. are the highlights of this district. There are some famous temple and tourist centers here.
  • Most of the people are employed in the industrial sector. Some of the Virudhunagar district's major educational institutions are South Street Hindu Nagar Higher Secondary School, Kamarajar college of engineering and technology, PSRR Engineering college for Women, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, and more.
  • Virudhunagar was part of the Madurai district during the 16th century. Virudhunagar was ruled by various kingdoms the Vijayanagar empire (1559), Chanda Sahib (1740 – 1754), Arcot Nawab, Muhammed Yusuf Khan (1725 - 1764). Like other TN districts, eventually, this district was ruled by British East India Company from 1801 to 1947.

Virudhunagar District Complete Details

Virudhunagar District Information
Total Area 4,288 sq.kms
Total Population 26,99,781
Population Density 458/km2
Average Annual Rainfall 830 mm
Climate Condition 33.95*c Maximum and 23.78c Minimum
STD Landline Code 04562
Pin Codes 626***
Nearest Airport Madurai International Airport (46 km from Virudhunagar)
Bus Stand Virudhunagar New Bus Stand, Kattyapuram, Virudhunagar
Railway Station Virudhunagar Railway Station, Virudhunagar Railway Colony, Virudhunagar
Virudhunagar District Court Contact Number, , Email id 04563 260289 / 260634, virudhunagarpdj@gmail.com, vrdsvpr.pdc-tn@indiancourts.nic.in
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04562 252525 / 9444184000, collrvnr@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04562 242190 / 9361473831
District Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 04562 252702 / 7373003151, ceovnr@tn.nic.in
District Employment Office Number 04562 252713
Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04562 252348 / 9445000927, dro.tnvnr@nic.in
Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04562 243529, drovirudhunagar@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 10 Taluks - Virudhunagar, Aruppukottai, Vembakottai, Kariapatti, Tiruchuli,
Watrap, Sivakasi, Sattur, Srivilliputtur, Rajapalayam
Head Post Office Phone Number 04562 243232
Virudhunagar Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Virudhunagar Emergency Numbers

Virudhunagar Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Ramanasramam Tiruchuli
Ramanar was born at Ramanasramam, Tiruchuli. He grew up and studied in this area. Later he went to Tiruvannamalai, lived here and died. This memorial ashram has been set up to spread his fame and teachings.

Perunthalaivar Dr. K. Kamaraj Memorial
In Virudhunagar, the house where karmaveerar kamarajar was born has been built in his memory. Even when he was the Chief Minister, his mother lived in this house. In his memory, many iconic photographs, objects used by him, clothes, etc. have been preserved and displayed in this house. Admission is free.

Pilavakkal Dam
This dam is located near Srivilliputhur at a distance of 56 km from Virudhunagar. The parks with green lawns in the area are an eye catcher. It is noteworthy that boating facilities are provided here which is the main tourist center of this district.

The town is about 75 kilometers from Virudhunagar. Famous for weaving and Balkova, the Andal temple tower stands majestically at a height of 192 feet with 12 tiers. It has the pride of being the tallest tower in the South. Andal, an ardent devotee of Perumal, was born in this temple.
The 200-year-old Andal temple and its chariot are the highlights of Srivilliputhur. Celebrated in the months of Puratasi and Panguni, the Brahmotsavam, Aadi Perukku, Panguni Uthiram, Karthika Deepam etc. The Chariot Festival held at chitrai month is very famous.

Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
A variety of wildlife including flying squirrels, fallow deer, tigers, leopards and bears can be found at shenbagathoppu Wildlife Bird Sanctuary in Srivilliputhur area. The sanctuary is spread over an area of ​​about 500 square kilometers. There are many species of birds here.
Apart from monsoons and summers, you can visit the sanctuary during the mid-season. The Forest Department has established facilities for the same.

Ayyanar Falls
Ayyanar Falls is located about 15 kilometers from Virudhunagar. Surrounded by beautiful natural forest environment, this place is wonderful to visit and enjoy. There is also an Ayyanar temple near this waterfall.

The Pallimadam is located along the banks of kundatrangarai near tiruchuli. There is an kalayadha Sami temple built by the Pandya kings about 1000 years ago.

Thirumeninathar Temple
A little away from Srivilliputhur is the Thirumeni Nathar Temple. This Siva temple is ancient and built by the Pandya kings.

Arulmigu Bhoominathar Temple
This is the proud Siva Temple sung by Sekkizhar and Sundaramurthy Nayanar. This temple was built during the Pandya kings. About 1 hour drive from Virudhunagar to reach this temple.

There is a famous Mariamman temple at Irukkankudi near Sattur. Here Panguni Uthiram festival takes place very well. This is one of the famous places in this district.

Other Tourist Places in Virudhunagar District

  • Parasakthi Mariamman Temple
  • Arulmigu Subramaiya Swamy Temple
  • Sri Veyilugandhamman Thiru Kovil
  • Arulmigu Sri Meenakshi Chokkanatha Swamy Temple
  • Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
  • Andal Renga Mannar Temple
  • Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar Temple
  • Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple
  • Sri Badrakaliamman Temple
  • Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple
  • Perumal Koil

Virudhunagar District Political Map Updated