Kadayanallur is a municipal town
and the second largest city in the Tirunelveli District
of Tamil Nadu
.The most important commodities such as Handloom clothes, matches also fiber and mud-pots are being manufactured in the town.
The name Kadayanallur comes from "Kadaikaaleeswara", the name of the presiding deity of Kadayaleeswarar kovil, a Hindu temple located in Kadayanallur. It is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats
near the Courtallam Waterfall
. It is famous for saaral (drizzling), which occurs yearly from May to August. It is also known for its vast paddy
fields. Most of the last generation of residents were farmers; however, many are now employed in various parts of India and in foreign countries such as the United States
, and the Persian Gulf
The nearest airport is at Madurai
, nearest international airport at Thiruvananthapuram
and a rail service (converted to broad gauge in 2004 2005), served by Southern Railway (India)
is also available. The Indian Postal Service
Pincode is 627751. The Telecom Code (BSNL
) is 04633.
Grapes Cultivation.Kadayanallur is located at 9.08°N 77.35°E
The town is located on the foot of the Western Ghat It has an average elevation of 191 m (627 ft).
The town is having an area of 52.25 km. The town is general is having a dry climate except during the monsoon periods.