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About Kalugumalai

Kalugumalai is a town in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The famous rockcut Kalugasalamoorthy Temple alongside monolithic Vettuvan Koil and Kalugumalai Jain Beds are located here. Sankarankoil, Puliyankudi, Sattur and Tirunelveli are some of the nearby cities from here.Kalugumalai, along with surrounding areas, specializes in the manufacturing of safety matches. There are several small scale industries here engaged in the profession.
About Kalugumalai

Geography of Kalugumalai

Kalugumalai is located at geographical coordinates of 9.15°North and 77.72°East with an average elevation of 105 meters or 344 feet above sea level. Kalugumalai experiences tropical climatic conditions characterised by hot summer, gentle winter and frequent rain showers.The city registers the maximum temperature of 39 °C (102 °F) and the minimum temperature of 32 °C (90 °F).

Transport in Kalugumalai

Kalugumalai is located 89 KM from Thoothukudi and 584 KM from the state capital of Chennai. The city is connected to different nearby cities well with different means of transport. One can easily find frequent bus services operating here on different routes. Kovilpatti junction is the nearest railway station from here located at a distance of 21 KM which Kadambur junction is 39 KM away from here. Tuticorin airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 99 KM.

History and Culture of Kalugumalai

The city was earlier known as Araimalai or Thirumalai and some of the epics mention that a palace for the pandya official called Ettimannan used to exist here. The place also happens to be the scene of Kalugumalai riots of 1895. Tamil is the local language spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 14,738 people. The city has a literacy rate of 79.84% .

Tourism in Kalugumalai

Kalugumalai is home to many popular religious places that are worth visiting.

Jaina Abode: The areas is known for the Jain cave temple and its architecture. There exist many rock relief sculptures here dating back to 8th-9th century AD. There is also a rock cut image of Bhagawan Parshwanatha here flanked by two Yaksha along with images of other Tirthankaras.

Vettuvan Koil: It is an ancient Hindu temple that is believed to have been built between 8th and 9th century AD. The temple has a unique architecture and is built amidst mountain where 7.5 meter of the mountain is excavated in a rectangular fashion. The temple is sculpted in the middle from a single piece of rock. The carvings in the temple reflect the southern style of Padya era. The beautiful sculptures of Uma Maheswarar, Dakshinamoorthy, Vishnu and Brahma can be found on top of the temple.

Kalugasalamoorthy temple: This is another ancient temple that dates back to 18th century and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan can be seen here with his wife Deivanai.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church: It is the biggest Roman Catholic Church in the area and is believed to be more than 100 years old.

Vinayaga temple and Ayyanar temple are other places that one can visit in Kalugumalai.

Utility Services in Kalugumalai

Today Kalugumalai is bestowed with all the critical public utility services. Be it important healthcare services like hospitals, or important financial institution like banks and other host of other critical utility services that are essential for sustaining day-to-day life of ordinary citizens.

Hospitals in Kalugumalai

Sasi Clinic (Kalarani Hospital)
Address: Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552
Phone: 04632 251 304

Kalugumalai Govt Hospital
Address: Sivakasi - Kalugumalai Rd, Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552

Government Vetinary Hospital
Address: Kulakattakurichi-Kalugumalai Rd, Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552

Esakkiyappan Hospital
Address: Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552

Sriram Dental Clinic
Address: Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552
Phone: 04632 251 399

Aruna Clinic
Address: Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552
Phone: 04632 251 512

Sri Hari Cilinic
Address: Puliyangudi - Sankarankoil - Kalugumalai - Nalatinputhur Rd, Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552

Lakshmi Hospital
Address: Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552

Chemists in Kalugumalai

Sakthi Pharmacy
Address: Nallatinputhur, Tamil Nadu 628716
Phone: 097867 00912

Sri Raga Devi Medical
Address: Chettikurichi, Tamil Nadu 628552

Azzez Medical Shop
Address: Kalugumalai Rd, Kakkan Nagar, Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu 627756

Gayathri Pharmacy
Address: 100 F Meenachi Nagar, Salaiputhur Kovilpatti Bye Pass Road, NH 44, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu 628503
Phone: 089032 47353

Sri Balaji Medicals
Address: Salaipudur, Thoothukudi, NH-7, Virudunagar Sattur Kovilpatti Tirunelveli Road, Tuticorin, Tuticorin, 628503
Phone: 094434 16950

Dharsan Pharmacy

Address: V.O.C. Nagar, Kadershan Koil, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu 628501   

Hotels in Kalugumalai

Reva Plaza
Address: 436, Main Road, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu 628502
Phone: 097917 99601

Hamsaa Heritage
Address: 399/5, 8th No Road, Rajapalayam Main Road, Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu 627756
Phone: 04636 222 334

Sri Sudharsana Residency
Address: South Car Street, Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu 627756
Phone: 04636 222 220

Sri Balaji Residency
Address: 62/2, Amman Sannathi Street, Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu 627756
Phone: 04636 222 673

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