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|Elevation||185 m (607 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Agriculture is carried out in a large area around this place. Rice, sugar cane, coconut and plantains are the major crops. There is a sugar factory located within 1 km from Alanganallur.
The Jallikattu (A way to find best Bull for Breed) ceremony is conducted here during the Pongal (harvest festival) season, to choose the best breed, which occurs during the middle of January (usually 14 January). Many Indian people come here during this festival to watch Jallikattu.
Alanganallur's climate is moderate with no extremes. This place is well irrigated by periyar sub canal. People of different religions live here.
Madurai is accessible within 16 km. Alagar kovil is also close by, within 18 km. The Thadakai Amman falls are located near T. Mettupatti village. Kodaikanal, Vaigai dam, Kumbakarai falls and Kutladampatti are some popular tourist spots nearby. There is a small dam ('Sathiyar') near Palamedu.
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