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Ponni Nagaram
Nickname(s): RiceFort/Mannai Maanagaram
Manachanallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°54′28″N 78°42′08″E / 10.90778°N 78.70222°E / 10.90778; 78.70222Coordinates: 10°54′28″N 78°42′08″E / 10.90778°N 78.70222°E / 10.90778; 78.70222
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruchirappalli
Division Lalgudi
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,931
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 621005
Vehicle registration TN 48

Manachanallur is a Town Panchayat in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is well known for its numerous rice mills and for manufacturing ponni rice cultured on the shores of Kaveri river.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Manachanallur had a population of 25,931. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Manachanallur has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 69%. In Manachanallur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. There are 40 villages in this taluk.


Manachanallur is well connected by road. The state highways SH62 pass through Manachanallur. There are regular buses to Thuraiyur. Manachanallur is also well connected to the neighbouring villages by mini buses. The nearest railway station and airport is located in Trichy,

Importance and news[edit]

Manachanallur became a new assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu since the last elections. The constituency's Former MLA Mr. T. P. Poonachi had also become a minister for Khadi and Village Industries in the current Tamil Nadu cabinet.[2]

Manachanallur Giridharan, a noted music director hails from this town.[3]


Jothi Mariyamman temple, Om Sakthi temple, Vanathai Amman Temple, Bagavathi Amman temple, Shiva temple, Hanuman Temple, Mercy church, Mosque.


Boys Higher Secondary School
Girls Higher Secondary School
Thirunagar Primary School
Mercy Nursery and Primary School
Sri Vignesh Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School
SriBala Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School
Saravanabava school
Sri Meikandar Matriculation School
SVR Matriculation School srv matriculation hr.sec school


Chidambaram Pillai Women's college,Manachanallur
MAM educational institutions,Siruganur,Manachanallur
TRP educational institution,Konalai,Manachanallur
SRM educational institution,Irungalur,Manachanallur
Adhisangarar Institution, Irugalur,Manachanallur
Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Educational Institution, Manachanallur.