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|Nickname(s): sugarcane city|
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Kallakurichi, Indian census, had a population of 51,854 as of 2012. The population is split in half by male and female. Kallakurichi has a literacy rate of 74%; higher than the national average of 59.5%, with the male literacy rate being 81% and the female literacy rate 67%. In Kallakurichi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kallakurichi is the largest taluk in Tamil Nadu, consisting of nearly 268 villages. However it has been split into a new Chinnasalem taluk.
Kallakurichi became Town Panchayat in the year of 1960 from village status and subsequently upgraded as Special Grade Town Panchayat. It was further upgraded to Third Grade Municipality from 20th October 2004. Again, this Municipality is upgraded as First Grade Municipality from 09.08.2010. The area of this Municipality is an extent of 11.69 Sq.Km. As per 2011 census, the total population of this Municipality is 51854.
This Municipality is divided into 21 wards. Municipal council is functioning headed by the Chairman, along with 21 Councilors.
Moderate temperature with the maximum the temperature being 38°C and the minimum 21°C. The town gets its rainfall from the northeast monsoon in winter and the southwest monsoon in summer. The average annual rainfall is 1070 mm.
The town is well connected by roads, with frequent buses from Salem, Coimbatore, Villupuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Thiruvannamalai, Trichy, Tirupati and Other surrounding towns. Kallakurichi is on National Highway 68, which is a four lane Road network connecting Chennai and Villupuram with Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Palagat and Cochin. It also on two State highways - SH-6 (Kallakurichi to Thiruvannamalai) and SH-204(Kallakurichi to Veppur, Trichy road).
Kallakurichi is not connected by Railway. The nearest railway station is in Chinnasalem around 15 km away.
The Chinnasalem, town's railway station serves trains on the route to Mettur, Cuddalore, Rameshwaram, Nagore, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Salem, Coimbatore, Cochin, Madurai, Trichy, Mangalore, Bangalore and Chennai.
The New Garib Rath Train has introduced from Pondicherry to Yeshwantapur (Bangalore) through Hosur, Salem, vridhachalam, villupuram.
Pondicherry to Mangalore Express weekly once via vridhachalam, villupuram, Salem, Coimbatore, Mahe
Chennai Egmore to Salem JN Express Daily
Bangalore to Nagore Fast Passenger ( and it has link with Salem to Coimbatore passenger at Salem jn and direct tickets one could buy for Coimbatore at Chinnasalem itself )
Cuddalore to Salem passenger stopped for gauge conversion and yet to announce.
Special Express Trains:
Bangalore to Trichy via Salem and Vridhachalam
Chennai Egmore to Coimbatore
Nearest domestic Air port is in Salem but which is currently not in use. Chennai, Trichy are the nearest International airports.
Economy and Company
Kallakurichi is an emerging Agricultural town in Villupuram district.
Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd, has a seed processing plant in Thatchur sub-urban of kallakurichi. The town has two Government Co-operative sugar mills.
The area has many rice mills and some solvent extraction plants.
There are many Poultry Farms inand around kallakurichi, the famous one in Murarbad (Iqra Farms).
Kallakurichi is a Education hub of Western Villupuram District and there are many schools and Colleges in and around the locality, Some of the school and College names are mentioned below;
- '''Sri Saraswathi Vidyalaya School''', KPR Nagar, Kallakurichi
- AKT Academy Matriculation Higher Secondary School
- Bharathi Matriculation Higher Secondary School
- Mahabarathi International School
- Gov. Boys and Girls Higher Secondary Schools
- RR Higher Sec. School
- AKT Engg Collage
- Bharathi Arts and Science Collage for Womens
- Government Arts and Science Collage
Place of Interests
Siva Temple, kannigaparameshwari temple, Dhrowbathi amman and Perumal Temple in heart of Town [Photos of places & Temples]
Place of Temples
1. Lakshmi Narasimar Temple, Parikkal 50 km 2. Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakthi Temple, Melmaruvathur 180 km 3. Arulmigu Vetukaliamman, Tiruvakkarai 100 km. During full moon day large gathering can be seen 4. Angalamman Temple, Mel Malayanur 80 km. During Ammavasai huge gathering can be seen Kalrayan hills; mp to: navigation, search
The Kalrayan Hills (Tamil : கல்வராயன் மலை) are a major range of hills situated in the Eastern Ghats of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Along with the Pachaimalai, Javadi, and Shevaroy hills, they separate the Kaveri River basin to the south from the Palar River basin to the north. The hills range in height from 2000 feet to 3000 feet and extend over an area of 1095 square kilometres.
The hills straddle a number of Tamil Nadu districts, extending northeast from the Salem District. The range serves as a boundary between the Salem and Villupuram districts. The Kalrayans are divided into two sections — the northern section, referred to as the Chinna ("little") Kalrayans, and the southern section, called the Periya ("big") Kalrayans. The Chinna Kalrayans average 2700 feet in height, while the Periya Kalrayans average 4000 feet.
The range as a whole is fairly smooth, with soil well-suited for plant growth. Scrub jungles reach up to 400 metres in altitude, while deciduous forests can be found between above 800 metres. Sholas, a type of high-altitude stunted evergreen forest, can be found growing on isolated plateaus. Though the forest stand is growing, due to "habitat uniqueness, human impacts and cultural tradition," conservation efforts are needed.
SEASHORE AREAS :
- Pondy & Cuddalore, Chennai.
- Puthupattu Mariyamman Temple(Village Nallathur) near 7 km from Kallakurichi(Every Tamil Year last Wednesday Big Festival)
- THIRUKOILUR & RISHIVANDHIYAM
- CHINNATHIRUPATHI 30 km from Kallakurichi
- RAVATHANALLUR Anjaneya Temple 25 km from Kallakurichi
- INDILI Lord Murugan Temple 5 km from kallakurichi
- OHM SAKTHI TEMPLE, Karanur, 3 km from Kallakurichi.
- Sivan koil,Thatchur, 3 km from Kallakurichi. (5 Sivan lingas at same place, each siva lingas has 5 feet each found from ground, one of the traditional place of Kallakurichi)
௧ ௴kanniyamman & maniyamman famous temple's in unathur village.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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