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Moolakaraipatti is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°32′31″N 77°45′57″E / 8.54194°N 77.76583°E / 8.54194; 77.76583Coordinates: 8°32′31″N 77°45′57″E / 8.54194°N 77.76583°E / 8.54194; 77.76583
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,484
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Moolakaraipatti is a Panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Moolakaraipatti had a population of 9484. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Moolakaraipatti has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 64%. In Moolakaraipatti, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Moolaikaraipatti is one of the famous town panchayat in tirunelveli district

Located in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Moolaikaraipatti is a prominent `panchayat town`. It is situated in the south of Tirunelveli at a distance of 22 km, in the east of Munradaippu at a distance of 10 km, and 15 km. from Nanguneri. The nearest railway station is the Nanguneri Railway Station and the Tuticorin Airport at a distance of 31 km.

Major attractions around Moolaikaraipatti are Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary, Valliyur Subramanyar Temple, Radhapuram Shiva Temple and Tirukkurungudi Temple. Alwar Tirunagari, a popular Vaishnavite center is located in the east of Moolaikaraipatti at a distance of 19 km.

Main Job: Agriculture :

Agriculture plays a Vital role in the District’s economy. The important food crops are Paddy, Cholam, Ragi, Cumbu Maize and other minor millets. The commercial crops are Cotton, Chillies, Sugarcane and Groundnut.


Ramana Polytechnic College[edit]

Is one of the famous college available in Moolaikaraipatti.

"New generation technical and educational institution providing quality education on modern trends with social and human values"

The college campus has been created in the rural area of Tirunelveli District in Moolaikaraipatti of Nanguneri Taluk. The institution enables to provide sufficient skill enablement, capacity building and quality technical education to the rural youths and also strive forward to provide urban amenities in rural area (PURA).

The institution has an objective to meet out the present day requirement of employmental opportunities in the various industrial domains. Keeping this in mind, the institution has introduced the following technical courses

  • Civil Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering and
  • Computer Engineering

In order to maintain high standards, the Institution appointed qualified and experienced faculty to teach and train the students to suit the industrial requirements. The institution emphasized on the development of innovative and creativity, good communication, team working abilities to among the students.

Institution has desired to give scholarships and concession fees to the deserving students and creation of various endowments to give away awards for the successful students in academics, sports and extra curricular activities. The established departments will impart quality education and necessary skill enablement with knowledge dissemination in focus. The academic schedule of each department which includes

- ''Course works - Practical as per the prescribed syllabus - Creating facilities to access information related to latest developments in the respective domains - Creating opportunities for training and education - Seminar and symposia - Workshop and technology tie ups - Industry – Institute interaction - Personality development and communication skills - Capacity building and skill enablement''

The institution is offering the best modern educational system, capacity building and skill ennoblement with the latest facilities to enable the students to face the rapid changes in modern technology and for developing potentially-oriented industries.


The Following schools are available in moolaikaraipatti.

  1. Government Higher Secondary School.
  2. Reach Matric Higher Secondary School .
  3. Panchayat Union Primary School.
  4. Sakthi Matriculation School.
  5. Viyasa Vidyalaya Matriculation School.


From Tirunelveli new bus stand we have lot of buses for Moolaikaraipatti. Buses which is going to Sathankulam , Thisayanvilai , Munanji patti all are should reach Moolaikaraipatti first.And also we have buses from Tirunelveli junction bus roots are 25A, 25B, 25C.

And also we have buses from the following cities Nanguneri , Sathankulam , Thisayanvilai , Tutucorin , Udankudi , Eral , Kalkad.

The following bus roots are followed from Moolaikaraipatti to other places

Route No From To Via Notes
65 A Tirunelveli Koodan Kulam Sathan Kulam
Aathankarai Pallivasal
65 C Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai PeiKulam
Sathan Kulam
65 E Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam Kalungu Vilai
138 A Tirunelveli Periya Thalai
Munanji patti
Sathan Kulam
138 B Tirunelveli Aathankarai Pallivasal Kariyandi
Sathan Kulam
138 D Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai Kariyandi
138 D/2 Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai Kariyandi
165 Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai PeiKulam
Sathan Kulam
173 A Tirunelveli Manappadu Sathan Kulam
Kulasekara pattinam
225 Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam Kariyandi
308 Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai
Sathan Kulam
165 X Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai PeiKulam
Sathan Kulam
Limited Stops
M65 Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam PeiKulam Limited Stops
N65 Tirunelveli Udankudi PeiKulam
Sathan Kulam
Limited Stops
Route No From To Via Notes
LSS Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam PeiKulam
Limited Stops
SFS Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam PeiKulam
Limited Stops
504 S
Madurai Sathan Kulam Tirunelveli
Limited Stops
543 Madurai Kulasekara pattinam Tirunelveli
Sathan Kulam
Limited Stops
110 Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam PeiKulam Special Bus
601 B Tirunelveli Sathan Kulam PeiKulam Special Bus
144 Tirunelveli Thisayan Vilai PeiKulam Special Bus (Night)
Sri Ramamurthy Tirunelveli Thisayanvilai Munanji patti
Sri Rampopular Tirunelveli Periya Thalai
Sathan Kulam
P.T Shanmugam Tirunelveli Kariyandi
Venkatraya Puram
Munanji patti
Route No From To Via Notes
7 Nanguneri
Koonthan Kulam
Nagal Kulam
A7 Nanguneri Vijaya Acchampadu Kariyandi
141 Nanguneri Munanji patti/ Moolaikaraipatti
RKS Nanguneri Aathoor Munanji patti
P.T Shanmugam Nanguneri Kariyandi
Sathan Kulam
Munanji patti
Krishnaveni Nanguneri Moolaikaraipatti Shenbaga Rama Nallur
1 Bus
3 Buses

Tourist spots[edit]

The following tourist part are situated around Moolaikaraipatti..

Courtallam is situated at the Western Ghats in Tenkasi Taluk. The famous waterfalls on rocks and tiny droplets are sprinkled in the air. The water falls of Courtalam have medicinal value as they run through forest and herbs before their descent.

Pappanasam Agasthiar falls also attracts tourist and pilgrims.There is a Wild life sanctuary at Mundanthurai and Kalakadu. Spotted deers, Liontailed monkeys, Elephants and Tigers are plenty.

Tourist Centres[edit]

Religious Significance[edit]

The Nellaiappar temple at Tirunelveli, Sankaranainar temple at Sankarankoil,Kasiviswanathar temple at Tenkasi and Vanamamalai Temple at Nanguneri are the landmarks of the District signifying the Hindu Culture. .

Palayamkottai has many Christian missions and Athankaraipallivasal & Pottalpudur Darga have considered to be important sacred places for Muslims.

Kalakadu Temples


  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.