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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
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 29,895
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627109
Telephone code 04637
Vehicle registration TN 72

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


As of 2001 India census,[2] Panagudi had a population of 25,444. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Panagudi 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 Panagudi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Panagudi is famous for Windmills, Chill &Natural Breeze, Pathini (Natural energy drink from palm trees), Sengal - Brick production in Sengammals and Clay Tiles.

Panagudi has got western ghats 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.

Nuclear Thermal Plant of several crores under the collaboration of Russia is being constructed in koodangulam, which is very close to panagudi, which is expected to complete by 2012. A road expanding project from south tip to north tip of India covers this area.

As of today 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

More of Panagudi:- Railway Station -1 Post office -1 Bus stand -3 main, puliyamaram, vegathadai... Water Falls -1 -name Kuthara Panjan River -2 name- Hanuman - extinct Nool Office -1 -Cotton mill kulam - annithipathu kulam Atm - 3 [Icici, Iob, Tmp] The popular schools in panagudi are

  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School
  • St. Ann's Metric Higher Secondary School
  • Pullimaan Matriculation high School
  • North Hindu Middle School
  • Hussey Middle School
  • Bharath Nursery & Primary School
  • T.D.T.A Middle school. Thalavai puram
  • Annai Indira Nursery and Primary School
  • St.Joseph convent school
  • Little Flower School
  • RMS International School CBSE School


  • Emerald Hotel Management
  • IMS Paramedical


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

Thalavaipuram: It is coming under Panagudi Panchayat, it was a village, now it’s growing fast in culturally as well as economically, also we can find people speaking in different languages (like Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam). 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. Children’s nearby villages around Thalavaipuram are getting well education from this school and is really helpful to the residents who are generally working on daily wages. BHARATH Nursery & Primary (English Medium) school is giving good education for the children’s.

Cricket, Volleyball, Kabadi and Ball Badminton are the main games being played in panagudi. Panagudi teams are very popular in these games at Thirunelveli, 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.