Udumalaipet is a small town surrounded by Westernghats on three sides. The town is very famous for its climate which is neither cold nor very hot. The nearest places of interest are Palani which is the abode of Lord Murugan-Baladhandayuthabani and Pollachi which is called the coconut city of Tamilnadu.

Cotton mills and agriculture
This town earned a name for agriculture as well as industrial activities like cotton mills during 1980-1990. But these developments became a part of history in the following decades as agricultural labourers slowly migrated to industrial towns like Coimbatore and Tiruppur. The result is now the town has started loosing its nature as agricultural or industrial centre. Unexpectedly a new era has begun in the form of construction of wind mills.

Wind mills
The alternative energy – wind – is providing new economic opportunities to this town and villages around. The place receives enough wind through Pallakkad Pass at least for six months. It is one of the best regions in Tamilnadu where wind energy can be harnessed. Private players are taking the main stage in availing this opportunity to change the town as an alternative energy supply center. State Bank of India owns wind mills in this part of country as part of their “Green Bank ‘drive.

A Sainik is located in Amaravathy where cadets are trained competently to seek admission into Defence Colleges to various cadres like doctors, engineers, pilots and officers. Some of the local schools are achieving good results in HSC and 10th results.

Famous personalities from this place
Udumalai Narayana Kavi was born in this place and has his own place in Tamil Literature and cinema songs. Dr.Prasad is another person who has carved a undeniable place in medical field especially in using Endoscope and related activities.

About Udumalpet:

Sea level
120 m above
Best time to Go
August To May
7.41 sq.km
March to June
10.58°N 77.24°E
November to February
Population (2001 census)
Mid-June to Mid-September
Population Density
8000 per Sq.km
Railway Station
Bus Station
Tamil Nadu
Nearest Airport
No. of Taluks
  • Udumalpet
  • Madathukulam
Tamil, English
Thirumoorthy Falls
Mean Min: 15C Mean Max: 36C

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