Is it Rajapalayam or RajapaLAIyam ?

When did the spelling change and Who Changed it ?

In Online weather reporting websites you have to use RAJAPALAIYAM for the Weather Station.

Most of the government & railway stations spell it as Rajapalaiyam.

P.S. Kumarasamy Raja

P.S. Kumarasamy Raja was the third Chief Minister of Madras State after Independence

Sri. P.S Kumaraswami Raja was born in 1898.
His father is Poosapati Sanjeevi Raja. His mother expired when he was eight days old. He lost his father when he was three years old. Raja had no brother and sister. Brought up by his grand mother.

Studied FORM-III in an Anglo-Vernacular School. In 1912 he married at his age of 14. Joined in High school at Srivilliputur in 1913. Newspapers and Journals engaged him more than his class text books. He stopped his studies on 1919

Kumarasamy Raja became a Gandhian in 1919. He founded Gandhi Kalai Mandram.

An outspoken political administrator who would always call a spade a spade, he introduced one major reform, but one little remembered today in connection with his stewardship. This was the separation of the Judiciary from the Executive, which was to be scrupulously followed in the rest of India later.

1949 – 52

When Mahatma Gandhi was touring Tamilnadu, he stayed at Rajapalayam in the house of Kumarasami Raja

In 1947, Thiru P.S. Kumarasamy Raja, laid the foundation for V.O.Chidambaram College in Thoothukudi.
Link to VOC Chidambaram College

  • In 1934 , Raja won central legislature for constituency comprising Thirunelveli, Madurai & Ramanathapuram.
  • In 1936 he was M.L.A in Sri. Rajaji ministry
  • In April, 1946, in Sri T. Prakasam’s ministry, Raja was the Minister in-charge of AgricLIture.
  • In 1949 April Raja became as the Chief Minister of the composite State of Madras.
  • Raja laid down his charge of CM office on 10-4-1952 to Sri. C. Rajagopalachari.
  • In 1954 January, the Governorship of Orissa was offered.
  • 12-09-1956 He made over the charge of Governorship to his successor.
  • On 15-03-1957, the noble soLI left us.

In Rememberance of P S Kumarasamy Raja

A road in chennai was named – P S Kumarasamy Raja Salai (Also known as Greenways road)

Postage Stamp released on 08-July-1999 – P.S Kumarasamy Raja

Rajapalayam Municipality

Rajapalayam municipality was constituted on 1-Oct-1940

Map of Rajapalayam Taluk – http://www.virudhunagar.tn.nic.in/maps/rajapalayam.htm


Rajapalayam Municipality Information :

Distirct : Virudhunagar

Talkuk : Rajapalayam

Revenue Division : Sivakasi Revenue Division

Municipality Contact Info :

Address : 19, T.P. Mills Road, Rajapalayam – 626117

Phone : 91 – 4563 – 5222328

Email Id : vgr_rjppmmc@sancharnet.invgr_rjppmmc@sancharnet.in

Rajapalayam Maps

Rajapalayam Coordinates -
Latitude    : 9.4525
Longitude : 77.5537

Map of Rajapalayam Taluk  -  http://virudhunagar.nic.in/maps/rajapalayam.htm
Links to  view Rajapalayam Map and  Rajapalayam Satellite Image
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Post Office

Postal Index Number Code System (PINCode)

Rajapalayam Pincode is  626117

6   – Zone 6   – Tamilnadu, Kerala
26 – Subzone Sorting District  – Virudhunagar
1   – Route on which the sorting office located
17 – Delivery Post Office number  – Rajapalayam HO


Rajapalayam Post Offices

Head Post Office – Rajapalayam Head Office
Address : 109, T.P. Mills Road
Pincode : 626117
Phone     : 04563-222240


Sub Post Offices

Rajapalayam Bus Stand
Pincode : 626117

Rajapalayam Ambalapuli bazzar
Pincode : 626117
Phone : 04563 222029

Rajapalayam Bazzar
Pincode : 626117
Phone : 04563 222458

Telephone Directory

Rajapalayam STD Code (Area Code)  is  04563

Rajapalayam Phone Numbers has 6 digits. Rajapalayam Telephone Numbers Start with the number 2 (e.g 220000 )
BSNL Telephone Directory Search – Rajapalayam Phone Directory Search

Choose Rajapalayam for “Search in Exchange”. You can do a Name Search, Phone Number Search or Address Search.
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Telephone Exchange Customer Service Center – 221666
Rajapalayam Police Station Phone Numbers -

Rajapalayam North Police Station -  230749
Rajapalayam South Police Station – 230739
Women Police Station – 224352

Important Phone Numbers :-

Government :-

Rajapalayam Tahsildar – 220500

Central Excise Shenbagthopur Road – 223570
Central Excise Rajapalayam I – 222646
Central Excise Rajapalayam I – 231824

Getting Here


By Air : The nearest airport is at Madurai (85-km).

By Rail : Trains to Rajaplayam are available from Chennai, Madurai and Sengottai.
Rajapalayam Railway Station Code :  RJPM

Trains :
Pothigai Express – From Chennai.  Connects Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Trichy, Dindigul and Madurai.
Madurai Sengottai Passenger- Starting from Madurai.  Connects Virudunaagar, Sivakasi, Srivilliputtur
Sengottai Madurai Passenger – Starts from Sengottai.  Connects Tenkasi, Kadaynallur, SankaranKovil

For Rajapalayam Train Timings : Schedule of the Trains passing thro Rajapalayam

By Road : Rajapalayam is connected by NH-208.

NearBy Cities

Chattarapatti    -
Dindigul     - 145 km
Kalakkadu     - 122 km
Madurai     - 63  km
Nagercoil     - 135 km
Tirunelveli    -
Sankarankovil   -
Sivakasi    -
Srivilliputur     - 12 km

Shenbagathope Grizelled Squirrel Sanctuary

The forests are found on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. Only 6.3% of the total geographical area is under forests. Many rare and endemic varieties of flora and fauna are found along the mountain slopes. A wildlife sanctuary, spread over 480 sq. kms. was established in 1989 at Shenbagathopu in Srivilliputtur taluk.. This sanctuary is contiguous with the Periyar tiger reserve on the south-western side and the Megamalai reserve forest on the north-western side. The altitude varies from 100m to 2010 m above sea level.


The sanctuary is home to the endangered, arboreal grizzled giant squirrel Ratufa macrora. This greyish brown squirrel weighs 1 to 1.8 kg. and is the size of a small cat. It measures about 73.5 cms. from nose to tail with the tail being 36 – 40 cm. long. They construct drays at forked branches where the crowns of neighboring trees meet. This enables the squirrel to move away from the site by jumping from tree to tree when threatened. The home range of an individual is between 0.197 hectares and 0.611 hectares.

Ayyanar Kovil (Ayyanar Falls)

Ayyanar Falls is located on the slope of Western Ghats 13 KM away from city towards west.  There are quite few waterfalls in the forest.  It is a  sanctuary for Grizzled Squirrel and Varaiyadu goat, so it is protected from the public use.

A small reservoir is situated on the way to Ayyanar falls which is providing water for the whole city.


Ayyanar Koil  

There is a temple for Lord Ayyanar which is open for public. It is situated on the base of the western ghats.

Bus Travels

From Bangalore to Rajapalayam Bus Travels

Travels Name           Bus Type                         Departure Time
ABT X Travels           A/C Seater (2+2)              0830 PM
SRS Travels Non       A/C Sleeper (2+1)            0830 PM
Royal Travels Non     A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)    0900 PM


From Chennai to Rajapalayam Bus Travels

Travels Name                                                 Bus Type                       Departure Time
Akashya Travels                                             Non A/C Seater (2+2)             0630 PM
Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels (Ganesh Travels) Non A/C Seater (2+2)             0630 PM
Sri Amarnath Travels                                      Non A/C Seater (2+2)             0645 PM
Amarnath Travels                                            Non A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)  0645 PM
Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels (Ganesh Travels) Non A/C Seater (2+2)             0700 PM
KMC TRAVELS                                               Non A/c Seater (2+2)              0720 PM
Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels (Ganesh Travels) Non A/c Seater (2+2)              0740 PM
ABT X Travels                                                 A/C Seater (2+2)                    0815 PM
SRM Transports                                              Volvo A/C Multi Axle (2+2)      0815 PM
Sri Amarnath Travels                                      Non A/c Seater (2+2)              0825 PM