About Kadambur

Kadambur is a (modest) village located in the taluk of Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi dstrict (also known as Tuticorin district) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Just 55.9 km away from the district headquarters of Thoothukudi city and 592 km away from the state capital of Chennai, Kadambur is renowned for its long list of age old religious sites that majestically stands even today to depict the unquestionable Chola artistic creations and style of architecture.

Kadambur Temple

Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India. The historic period of the imperial Cholas (c. 850 CE - 1250 CE) was nothing short of years of uninterrupted betterment and refinement of the Dravidian style of architecture. The Cholas used their exceeding riches gained through their far-reaching conquering in constructing ageless stone temples and delicately beautiful bronzy carvings.

The name Kadambur also reminds of the most delectable 'Kadambur Boli', a local specialty sweet dish, that is popular all over the region and has regular buyers from other districts as well.

Location and Geography of Kadambur

Railway Station in Kadambur

Kadambur is one among the important panchayat town in the Kovilpatti taluk of the Tuticorin district. The geographic coordinates of Kadambur are 8.98°N 77.87°E. The village has an average altitude of 276 feet (84 metres) above sea level. Kadmabur is one among the revenue villages of Kovilpatti taluk. Some of the important nearby villages include
  • Chockalingapuram
  • Kalugasalapuram
  • Onamaakulam
  • Kallathikinaru
  • Malaipatti
  • Parivillikottai
  • Kollankinar
The climatic condition of Kadambur is tropical. The town experiences hot and dry atmospheric conditions, most of the time during the year. Temperatures in Kadambur village range between a maximum of 37 °C and a minimum of 22 °C. With temperatures going up towards the end of the month of February, April to June are considered as the hottest months in Kadambur while December and January are the coldest months. The town receives rainfall generally during the northeast monsoon in the months of October to December.

Demographic Data of Kadambur

The Kadambur village has a population of 4,155 (Census 2011) of which 2,075 are males while 2,080 are females.
Kadambur Street View

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 403 which accounts for 9.70 % of total population of Kadambur. The female sex ratio is of 1,002 against the state average of 996. Furthermore, the child sex ratio in the village is around 910 likened to the state average of 943. Literacy rate of Kadambur is 77.37 %, which is a bit lower than the state average of 80.09 %. Male literacy rate is around 86.11 % and female literacy rate is 68.75 %.

The total number of households in the village is about 1,209. The town panchayat is the official governing body to the number of households to which it provides public utilities and basic amenities like water supply and sewage. The governing body is empowered to expand roads within the village limits.

Caste Factor:
The Kadambur town panchayat in Kovilpatti taluk of Thoothukudi district has significant population of Schedule Caste (SC). Schedule Caste makes up 29.92 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) is 0.10 % of the total population of the village.

Places of Interest in Kadambur

Kadambur Temple Festival

Being a small settlement, Kadambur has quite a number of places of interest, primarily religious sites. Kadambur is more of a Hindu pilgrimage destination that houses several renowned temples, located across the length and breadth of the village.

Arumigu Ambigai Parasakthi Sri Mariamman Temple

(Kadambur Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Sangam)

A 98 year old Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kadambur Ambigai Mariamman is one of the ancient religious sites in the region. The deity is considered to be very powerful that devotees visiting this temple once in lifetime will attain moksha. The notable temple is known for its ten day festival called as Chithirai Thiruvizha observed and celebrated in the Tamil month of Chithirai.

The festival is grandly celebrated that none other temple in the region can compete in terms of traditional fervor and enthusiasm. It is important to mention the Chithirai Thiruvizha festival receives hundreds of thousands of devotees from the neighboring villages and from all over the state.

Some of the other popular places of interest in Kadambur include:
  • Lady of Immaculate ChurchAmbigai Sri Kaliamman Temple (Kadambur Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Sangam)
  • Periya Karuppasamy Temple
  • Sri Udayanambesvar Temple
  • Sri Arulmigu Periya Andavar Temple
  • St. Peter Church
  • AG Church
  • Eelim Church
  • Sudalaimaadan Temple
  • Sri Narayana Swamy Temple
  • Malliyamman Temple

Quick Facts:

State: Tamil Nadu
District: Thoothukudi aka Tuticorin
Taluk: Kovilpatti
Administration: Town Panchayat
Geographic Coordinates: 8.98°N 77.87°E
Altitude: 276 feet above sea level
Population: 4,155 (Census 2011)
Languages: Tamil
Postal Code: 628714

Transport Information:
Nearest Bus Staton: Kadambur Bus Stand
Nearest Railway Station: Kadambur Railway Station (Station Code: KDU)
Nearest Airport: Tuticorin Domestic Airport (IATA: TCR)

Distance Chart:
Distance from Kadambur to some of the most prominent cities of India
Kadambur to Chennai - 527 km
Kadambur to Bangalore - 446 km
Kadambur to Bombay - 1,237 km
Kadambur to Delhi - 2,190 km
Kadambur to Kanpur - 1,962 km
Kadambur to Jaipur - 2,006 km
Kadambur to Nagpur - 1,360 km
Kadambur to Indore - 1,543 km
Kadambur to Ahmadabad - 1,660 km
Kadambur to Hyderabad - 936 km
Kadambur to Thana - 1,253 km
Kadambur to Patna - 2,001 km
Kadambur to Kolkata - 1,881 km
Kadambur to Agra - 2,024 km
Kadambur to Vadodara - 1,563 km
Kadambur to Gorakhpur - 2,288 km
Kadambur to Nasik - 1,299 km
Kadambur to Faridabad - 2,164 km
Kadambur to Pune - 1,147 km
Kadambur to Surat - 1,435 km
Kadambur to Bhopal     - 1,589 km
Kadambur to Ludhiana - 2,447 km

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