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Panagudi is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°20′57″N 77°34′02″E / 8.34917°N 77.56722°E / 8.34917; 77.56722Coordinates: 8°20′57″N 77°34′02″E / 8.34917°N 77.56722°E / 8.34917; 77.56722
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • Total29,895
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04637
Vehicle registrationTN 72

Panagudi is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2011 India census,[2] Panagudi had a population of 29,895. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Panagudi has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Panagudi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

On the grounds of caste and religions, Panagudi is a hub for different castes and religion but Nadars are predominant here.They are well known palm climbers in earlier days but nowadays they depend more on business activities. Nadars are categorized as Hindu nadars and Christian nadars here. Thevars are predominant in Thandaiyarkulam next to panagudi.

Panagudi is famous for Windmills, Chill &Natural Breeze, Pathini (Natural energy drink from palm trees), Sengal - Brick production in Sengammals and Clay Tiles. Even there are myths that it got the name from the palm trees i.e. due to the surplus palm tress grown here which are known in Tamil as PANAI MARAM, the name PANAGUDI have been derived from PANAIKUDI.

Panagudi has got western ghats(MAHENDRAGIRI) running on its west side and surrounded by chain of mountains. Farms and plantation of various crops, fruits, cashewnuts, mango over this place still emphazise the real old nature which is still being protected and maintained. The Mountains forms a natural waterfall named kuthara paanjan, kani mara thoppu.. which gets water when season favours. The other popular areas in the mountains are kanchi paarai, Kunnimuthu solai, Sengamaal, Iyar thottam.

In the forest one can find Tigers, Elephants, different species of deers including sambar deer, Fox, Indian Wolf, Red dog, beer, rabbits, Porcupine and different species of snakes and birds.

As of 2007, it is very fast developing place, and have a lot projects under hand. Being in the centre of very important industries, a vast development is expected to cover this area. Panaikudi is the postal name or Railway station name.

The town has been becoming a business hub around the area mounted with the various industries such as KKNNP, ISRO, many tile factories, WINDMILLS and so on.

The place is very famous for the wind. This is the main reason for the development of windmills.

Panagudi is famous for unity in diversity. Three religions Muslims, Christians and Hindus though lives in different areas of the town they live in peace and harmony, by contributing to the welfare of the town.

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Water falls[edit]

A water falls is located in the area which is known to everyone as KUTHIRAPANCHAN, in MAHENDRAGIRI of western ghats just 9 km away from Panagudi Police Station. The falls are located outside of the town limits, though there is an approach road. There are no sign boards, so people who wish to visit the place are best left to find the falls with help of locals in the area. The falls is seasonal in nature, and hence the best time to visit is after monsoons when the flow is good.[3]

Kuthara Paanjal Waterfalls in Panagudi


Arulmigu Ramalinga Swamy Sivagami Ambal Thirukovil is located in the heart of the town near the Bus stand.

Sri pathirakaliaman thirukovil

Manarasa vathaiamman thirukovi. Sri regunathapuram ayya nizalthangal Roman Catholic Churches St. Joseph church and St. Mary church located in the main road. sri manth narayana swamy temple krishnar temple


The library was first located in a small rented building, which was later shifted to its own building near the Police Quarters.

Online Internet Directory / Marketing Venture

Panagudi Global is an online directory for all business points, educational centres, Hospitalities, Banking sectors and much more in and around panagudi. Also it promotes our areas of business through online to reach our users efficiently through Internet Marketing. Promotions for your business is entirely free of cost.For further updates visit


Some of the notable places for shopping in Panagudi are

  • jeya super market
  • Subramaniya Nadar Complex
  • Muthiah Nadar Vegetable shop
  • Leo Coffee Shop
  • City Centre
  • RKB Towers
  • 7host Web hosting Company.
  • zozweb Marketing service provider
  • Durai Construction
  • A&A market
  • Murugan Stores
  • V.J complex
  • Devi sweets
  • Hinglaj silks
  • Arun icecremes mainrod
  • Raja store
  • Sai fancy collections
  • Shree Lakshmi Medicals
  • Jose & Jose agencies

Major Industries[edit]

The employment opportunities of the people of Panagudi is scaterred long and wide. They can be placed in the following

  • KKNPP, Kudankulam, at just 15 minutes travel
  • ISRO, Mahendragiri, at just 10 minutes travel
  • SEZ, Nanguneri, at just 30 minutes travel


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  • Various windmills


  • St. Ann's Matric Higher Secondary School
  • RMS International School Thandaiyarkulam-Panagudi
  • St.Joseph convent school
  • Little Flower English School
  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School
  • Pulliman Matriculation high School
  • North Hindu Middle School
  • Hussey Middle School
  • Bharat Nursery and Primary School
  • T.D.T.A Middle school, Thalavai puram
  • Annai Indira Nursery and Primary School


  • Murugan Typewriting Institute (Govt. Approved) (Cell No.9865380329)
  • Emerald Hotel Management
  • IMS Paramedical institute
  • Murugan computer center ( TNPSC Course COA approved)
  • Murugan Hindi Tution Center, DBHP Sabha approved


  • Mano Arts and Science college
  • Vet B.Ed college

IT Companies

  • 7host Web hosting and web Designing Company
  • TechDragon Web Solutions and Content Writing Company
  • zozweb Digital marketing company


It is an area located in the NH7 road of Panagudi. St. Ann's Matric. Hr. Sec. School is located in this area. This school provides the localities with the great educational experience in the town.

Thalavaipuram: It is coming under Panagudi Panchayat, it was a village. Now it’s growing fast in culture as well as economical. In 2001, an English medium school was started in Thalavaipuram namely BHARATH Nursery School in a rented building nearby Thalavaipuram bus stop and was shifted to their own premises on the way to Panagudi.

Cricket, Volleyball, Kabadi and Ball Badminton are the main games being played in panagudi. Panagudi teams are very popular in these games at Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tutucorin districts. Many tournaments are being conducted in these games.

Panagudi gets two monsoons namely South-western monsoon and North-eastern monsoon. In this place, paddy and banana are cultivated. Vazhaithoppu is famous for banana cultivation.


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "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.
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