Alangayam

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Alangayam
ஆலங்காயம்
Town
Alangayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Alangayam
Alangayam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°36′N 78°45′E / 12.6°N 78.75°E / 12.6; 78.75Coordinates: 12°36′N 78°45′E / 12.6°N 78.75°E / 12.6; 78.75
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Vellore
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 32,846 appr
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 635701
Telephone code 04174
Vehicle registration TN-83
Sex ratio 1000 females for every 1000 males /

Alangayam is a Town Panchayat in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located at 18 km from Vaniyambadi

Alangayam is 8 km from the famous Vainu Bappu Observatory in Kavalur. This town is surrounded by mountains on all sides, which keeps Alangayam at a moderate temperature for most of the year.

Alangayam has a bus station which connects to many cities, including Thirupattur and Vaniyambadi. From these, it is possible to get connections to Vellore and other major cities in Tamil Nadu.

Alangayam comprises villages named Kalai Koil, Peddur, Badakuppam, Pulugarpalli, Gejjaloor, Bunkur, Rajapalayam, MGR Nagar, Narasingapuram, Kallaraipatti and Konkiyur.


Schools and Colleges[edit]

PRIVATE SCHOOLS:

  • SFS Matriculation Higher Secondary school
  • Bharat Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Vivekananda Matriculation school
  • Brindhavan Matriculation School.
  • Jagadeesh Rao Primary School.
  • Praveen residential school
  • Jaya Vaasavi Matriculation & Residential School

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS:

  • IELC Elementary school
  • GOVT Boys Higher Secondary School
  • GOVT Girls Higher Secondary School.

COLLEGE:

  • Dr. Radhakrishnan Teacher Training institute.

Places of interest[edit]

The hill station Yelagiri is about 30 km from the town. Javadi Hills is another small hill station nearby. Asia's second largest telescope, Vainu Bappu Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics which is situated at Kavalur Village near Alangayam, is also a major attraction. Shops in Alangayam are better known for their unique Biriyani making skills like the nearby widely known towns Vaniyambadi and Ambur. It is the only place of source for the education ( Schools, college ) for all the nearby villages. The road connecting alangayam to vellore via Odugathur is in a process of making it as a Highway which greatly reduces the time to reach Salem from Vellore.

Tourism[edit]

Alangayam is often a stop used by tourists to the region due to the close proximity to tourist destinations and the bus station. The Vainu Bappu Observatory is close to the town, as is the Hanuman Theertham. There are many waterfalls near Alangayam due to the hilly terrain that surrounds it. These include the Yelagiri Hills, the Biman Falls and the Jalagamparai Waterfalls.

Temples[edit]

The Mariamman and Kannika Parameshwari temples are the two main Hindu temples in Alangayam. There are two mosques in Alangayam which are named Masjid-e-Khadeem and Mecca Masjid.

The carnival that happens in alangayam attracts 100000 people approximately. The famous carnival of Narasingapuram attracts 100000 approximately and visitors across the globe attend this events especially from United Kingdom, United States of America, Abu dhabi, Singapore. Most of these visitors roots are from Narasingapuram.

The village Narasingapuram comprises of 400 families of which most of them are migrated to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and have become business men in real estates, Wholesale and retail gold covering businesses.

Sports[edit]

Cricket is the only wide known street game here. Volleyball and kabadi are sports played occasionally by the locals. Government boys and girls higher secondary schools are once show-cased the name Alangayam in district and state level sports especially in Ball-Badminton on year of 2000 The physical directors Mr. A.M.Kannappan and Mr. P. Palani Gounder the players are S. Karunagaran (Captain), K. Prabhu (V.Captain), W. Charles, K. Shanmugaraja, Arvind, Goinath and Thirunakarasu. But when the increase in population needs the infrastructure development of schools, the large play grounds are used for constructing new class rooms.The matriculation schools are doing their part in some Indoor games (Chess, Carom). Also you can see the festival season tournaments in Kabadi which is widely played by working people. MR.G.K.Muthukumaran is the Cricket chairman in Alangayam town. Mr. S. Praveenkumar is the Kabadi coach in Alangayam also he was the badminton coach for P.V.Sindhu . Mr. R.V.JAGADEESH, a well known fast bowler in this locality. His speed determines his team's victory. He made a dream debut against Australian boys,took 5-7 in his two over spell. From then onwards people started to describe him as a WASIM AKRAM of INDIA.

Map routes[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Alangayam had a population of 16,851. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kavalur, the place where Asia's second largest Observatory is situated 8 km from Alangayam. It is in the foot of Yelagiri Hill and Javadu Hills of Vellore District. Alangayam is surrounded by forests which is an integral part of disturbed Eastern Ghats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.