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Melagaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°56′16″N 77°17′27″E / 8.93778°N 77.29083°E / 8.93778; 77.29083Coordinates: 8°56′16″N 77°17′27″E / 8.93778°N 77.29083°E / 8.93778; 77.29083
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Taluk Tenkasi
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,644
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Melagaram is a panchayat town in Tenkasi taluk, Tirunelveli district, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


In 2001, Melagaram had a population of 12,860, according to the Indian census[1] Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Melagaram had an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 84%, and female literacy was 72%. In Melagaram, 9% of the population was under 6 years of age.

By the 2011 census, the town had grown to 14,644 inhabitants.[2]


Melagaram located between Tenkasi and Coutrallam about 1 km away from Tenkasi.

Melagaram consists of Chinthamani, Bharathi Nagar, Melagaram, NGO Colony, State Bank Colony, Indira Nagar, Min Nagar, Nannagaram, Kudiyiruppu

Bharathi Nagar, NGO Colony, State Bank Colony, Indira Nagar, Min Nagar are newly developed colonies in the last 25 to 30 years.

Government Offices[edit]

Town Panchayat Office, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Primary Health Center, Library


The first regional rural bank of Tamil Nadu, the Pandyan Grama Bank, has one of its branches at Melagaram.[3]


Town Panchayat 04633 - 22 22 51 Pandyan Grama Bank 04633 - 22 59 01


Vinayaka Temple (Brahmin Street) Vinayaka Temple (Nadu Street) Amman Kovil Temple (Tenkasi-Courtallam)

Rivers Nearby[edit]

Chithaar River


Paarai Kulam (Behind Brahmin Street)


  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. 
  2. ^ "NPR Report: Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli: Tenkasi". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. 
  3. ^ Melakaram branch code = 5094"Pandyan Grama Bank: Branch List: Tirunelveli". 

Rice field in and around Melagaram area.