From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nilakkottai is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°10′N 77°52′E / 10.17°N 77.87°E / 10.17; 77.87Coordinates: 10°10′N 77°52′E / 10.17°N 77.87°E / 10.17; 77.87
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,630
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nilakkottai (also spelt as Nilakottai) is a town in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


The Madurai Nayaks were rulers from around 1529 until 1736, of a region comprising most of modern-day Tamil Nadu, India, with Madurai as their capital. Madurai Nayaks was ruled by Nilakottai palayam. Nilakottai Palaiyakkarar King Chithama Nayak.

Kulappa nayak[edit]

In the 17th century Nilakottai was ruled by Kulappa nayak. Kulappa nayak belongs to the Balija social group.[citation needed] Nilakottai Palaiyakkarar king Chithama Nayak son of kulappa nayak. He ruled by 108 village by Nilakottai palayam. Kulappa nayak belongs to Madurai Nayaks.[citation needed] He Built Narasimha Perumal Temple at Nilakottai.[1][2]


Nilakkottai is located at 10°10′N 77°52′E / 10.17°N 77.87°E / 10.17; 77.87.[3] It has an average elevation of 320 metres (1049 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[4] Nilakkottai had a population of 19,630. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nilakkottai has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 66%. In Nilakkottai, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nilakottai assembly constituency (Reserved) is part of Dindigul (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]


  1. ^ a b commons:File:Palaiyakkarar_Kulappa_nayak-1-.jpg[better source needed]
  2. ^ "Nilakkottai". History of Nilakottai. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nilakkottai
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-11.