About City

Location on the town

Transportation Linkage

The town is located on NH 7 connecting Madurai to Tirunelveli at a distance of 90 Km from Madurai on the North and District Quarters of Thoothukudi at a distance of 60 Km State highways 44 starting from Kovilpatti to Paravakudi. Kovilpatti is also linked with broad and way railway line between Madurai, Tirunelveli.

Kovilpatti Town is the head Quartes of Kovilpatti Revenue Division and Taluk. It is situated on the north western side of Thoothukudi District on the NH7(Cape comarin to Banaras) It is located 96 kms south of Madurai 55 kms North of Tirunelveli 60 Kms northwest of Thoothukudi and 40 Kms east of Sankarankoil. The Tirunelveli- Madurai railway Broad Gauge Line passed through this town. The town is well connected with urban centers. Town situated at 9o30’ N latitude and 77o30’  E longitude.

Physical and Geo characters


The town is surrounded by dry lands with a gentle slope from south west to north east with some rocky outcrop. The average altitude is about 91m above mean sea level.

Geology and soil conditions

The surrounding area of the town is dry and deficit of water and land is not suitable for any major agricultural acitivites. The availability of black cotton soil around the town and cultivation of cotton paved way for the deveopment of ginning mills in and around the town.

Climate and Rainfall

The climate of Kovilpatti town is not and dry temperatures range between a maximum of 37oC and a minimum of  April to June are the hottest months and the lowest temperatures are recorded during the months of December and January. Temperatures start rising towards the end of February22o c. The town receives a low rainfall compared to the district average and the annual rainfall varies from 964 mm to 228 mm during past decades. The mean annual average raifall for the town is approximately 840 mm. Majority of the rainfall is received by the town during the North-east mansoon in the months of October to December.

Location of Municipal Office

The Municipal Office is situated at New road and 2 Km south east from the bus stand and 0.7 km south of Railway station on the Kovilpatti-Thoothukudi Road.

Contact Address

Municipal Commissioner,
New Road,
Phone No. : 628501
Office       : 04632 220404
Personnal : 04632 220833
Residence : 04632 220374