Kombai, Tamil Nadu

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Kombai is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°50′N 77°19′E / 9.83°N 77.32°E / 9.83; 77.32Coordinates: 9°50′N 77°19′E / 9.83°N 77.32°E / 9.83; 77.32
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
399 m (1,309 ft)
 • Total12,820
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Kombai is a panchayat town in Theni District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is known for cardamom, which it exports. It is also a producer of tamarind and coconuts. Kombai is also well known for the breed of dog "Kombai" which is trained to be used for hunting purposes.

Kombai is famous for Sri Renganathar Temple, located on the foot hills of western ghats and Festival celebrated during five Saturday Tamil month Puratasi, famous for its car festival. Kombai Zamindar Mr.A.Appaji Rajkumar and Ilaya Zamindar Mr.S.Logandurai use to coordinate with all Community in the village to organize this Car festival.

Kombai is famous as Cinema director/actor Rajkaboor's birthplace, Director/story writer Lenin Bharathi, director of the film Merku Thodarchi Malai and Ranjith Jeyakody, director of film Puriyatha Puthir was born and brought up here. 125 years old Sri Kannika Parameshwari Schools are located in Kombai where the famous music director Ilaiyaraaja studied.


Kombai is located at 9°50′N 77°19′E / 9.83°N 77.32°E / 9.83; 77.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 399 metres (1309 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kombai had a population of 12,820. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kombai has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 57%. In Kombai, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Kombai is surrounded by mountains. It has a cold weather almost throughout the year. Two famous buildings called Manikkoondu Mahal and Rajamahal are situated in this city.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kombai
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.