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Ambasamudram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°42′N 77°28′E / 8.7°N 77.47°E / 8.7; 77.47Coordinates: 8°42′N 77°28′E / 8.7°N 77.47°E / 8.7; 77.47
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
 • Type Second Grade Municipality
 • Body Ambasamudram Municipality
 • Chairman Mrs. Selvi (2012- Till Date)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 35,645
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627401
Telephone code (91)4634
Vehicle registration TN-76

Ambasamudram is a taluk in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The entire taluk had a population of 392,226 as of 2001, with 42.5% classified as rural. The taluk is named for the principal town with the same name. The town of Ambasamudram had a population 35,645 as of 2011.


This picturesque town is situated in the foothills of western ghats on the northern bank of Tamirabarani (Tamiram = copper, it conatins traces of copper)river with a twin town Kallidaikurichi/Kallidai is situated on the southern bank.

Podhigai mountain's shadow falling on Poovankurichi lake,Ambasamudram


According to 2011 census, Ambasamudram had a population of 35,645 with a sex-ratio of 1,048 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[1] A total of 3,293 were under the age of six, constituting 1,658 males and 1,635 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 15.98% and .24% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 78.91%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[1] The town had a total of : 9845 households. There were a total of 16,163 workers, comprising 376 cultivators, 1,863 main agricultural labourers, 2,367 in house hold industries, 9,818 other workers, 1,739 marginal workers, 16 marginal cultivators, 198 marginal agricultural labourers, 353 marginal workers in household industries and 1,172 other marginal workers.[2]

Place of Interest[edit]

Manjolai Hills is located between elevations ranging from 1000 to 1500 Metres, the Manjolai area is set deep within the Western Ghats within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam & the Manimuthar Water Falls, the Manjolai area comprises Tea Plantations, Small settlements around the tea plantations; Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy view point called Kuthiravetti. Manimuttar Dam, Gadananathi River Dam, Papanasam Dam, Karaiyar Dam, Singampatti Zamin palace, Servalar Dam, Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve,[3] Agasthiyar Falls fed by lower dam.,[4] Baana Theertham Falls, Tamirabarani river, Sri Vedhanarayanar Rajagopalaswami Kulasekhara Azhwar Temple, Sivasailam Temple, Papanasaswamy Temple, Agashtiyar Temple and Durgai Amman Temple are the common visitor attractions around the town.

Sivasailam Temple
Gadananathi River or Karunai river dam


Ambasamudram (State Assembly Constituency) is part of Tirunelveli (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Ambasamudram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Project Tiger". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Agasthiar does a Courtallam". The Hindu Business Line. 5 July 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  5. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-13.