|Elevation||320 m (1,050 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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.
In the 17th century Nilakottai was ruled by Kulappa nayak. Kulappa nayak belongs to the Balija social group. Nilakottai Palaiyakkarar king Chithama Nayak son of kulappa nayak. He ruled by 108 village by Nilakottai palayam. Kulappa nayak belongs to Madurai Nayaks. He Built Narasimha Perumal Temple at Nilakottai.
Nilakkottai is located at  It has an average elevation of 320 metres (1049 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
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