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Alanganallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 10°02′46″N 078°05′13″E / 10.04611°N 78.08694°E / 10.04611; 78.08694Coordinates: 10°02′46″N 078°05′13″E / 10.04611°N 78.08694°E / 10.04611; 78.08694
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,078
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Alanganallur is a panchayat town in Madurai district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.[1] It is headquarters for the Alanganallur taluka and revenue block.


The Jallikattu (Bull fighting) Ceremony is conducted here during the Pongal festival season, (to choose the best breed) which occurs during the middle of January (usually 14 January). Many people from in and around India come here during this festival to visit the Jallikattu. There is a Sugar factory located within 1 km from Alanganallur. Agriculture is carried out in vast areas around this place. Rice, sugar cane, coconut and plantains are the major crops. Climate is moderate with no extremes. This place is well irrigated by periyar sub canal. People of different religions live here.

Places nearby[edit]

Kodaikanal, Vaigai dam, Kumbakarai falls and Kutladampatti are some popular tourist spots nearby. There is a small dam ('Sathiyar') near Palamedu. Madurai is accessible by 16 km. Alagarkovil is also too close by 18 km. The Thadakai Amman falls located is near T. Mettupatti village.

Bull Taming, Alanganallur
A victorious youth taking control of the bull in a Jallikattu at Alanganallur Madurai