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About Rajapalayam

About Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam is a mid-sized town in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is located at 85 Km south west of Madurai in Tamilnadu. The economy is based on manufacture of textiles, spinning and weaving cotton. Cotton based industries thrive here and hence the city is called "Cotton City".

It is also famous for Rajapalayam breed of dog. These dogs are special hounds and are primarily meant for hunting wild boar, the most prized color is milky white with pink nose and golden eyes.

Rajapalayam Dog

The climate of the region is semi-arid tropical monsoon type. Temperature range is 20°C to 37°C. April, May and June are the hottest months of the year.

Trains from Madurai to Senkottai pass through Rajapalayam. Podhigai Express Superfast Train from Chennai to Senkottai stops at Rajapalayam. There are frequent buses from Rajapalayam to Madurai and Tirunelveli respectively, the two cities situate in identical distance.


Rajapalayam is also famous for delicious mangoes. More notably the "panchavarnam" (five color skin) varieties.


Tamil is spoken by a majority of the people.

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