Sivagangai at a Glance

Air : Madurai is the nearest airport. 40 km from Sivagangai

Rail : Karaikudi, Manamadurai is a main Railway Stations in Sivagangai district.

Road : Due to its close proximity to Madurai, Sivaganga is easily accessible to the tourists.
Buses and taxis are easily available from Madurai.

Area : 4,086
Population : 11,55,355 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 869.5 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 37°C Min : 20°C
STD Code : 04575
448 Km from Chennai


The Kingdom of Ramnad originally comprised of the territories of Ramnad, Sivaganga and Pudukottai of today. Regunatha Sethupathy alias Kilavan Sethupathy, the 7th King of Ramnad reigned between 1674 and 1710.

Kilavan Sethupathy, came to know of the bravery and valour of Peria Oodaya Thevar of Nalukottai, 4 Kilometres from Sholapuram near Sivaganga.

Sivagangai is a town in Tamil Nadu state of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Sivaganga District.

Karaikudi is the biggest City in Sivaganga district. Known as the capital of Chettinad, because of the predominance of the “Nattu Kottai Chettiars” who have from here have ventured far and wide to set up their businesses even at the turn of the 20th century.

The Chettiars were a prosperous banking community who ventured overseas to do business in South and Southeast Asia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

It is bounded on the north and northeast by Pudukkottai District, on the southeast and south by Ramanathapuram District, on the southwest by Virudhunagar District, and on the west by Madurai District, and on the Northwest by Tiruchirappalli.

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