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Tindivanam Maanagaram
Tindivanam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°14′13″N 79°39′00″E / 12.237°N 79.650°E / 12.237; 79.650Coordinates: 12°14′13″N 79°39′00″E / 12.237°N 79.650°E / 12.237; 79.650
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeSelection Grade Municipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • Total22.33 km2 (8.62 sq mi)
Area rank2nd
58 m (190 ft)
 • Total72,796
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-4147
Vehicle registrationTN-16

Tindivanam is a town and a municipality in Viluppuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its second largest town in villupuram District after headquarters town Villupuram. Important roads from north to south (NH 45) Tamil Nadu pass through Tindivanam and similarly from west to east (NH 66).


Tindivanam was early known as tinthirivanam(திந்திரிவனம்) due to the shivan (Eswaran) temple located at Tindivanam. The name of Shiva(Suyambu linga) located there is திந்திரிஈஸ்வர். (Thinthrineeswarar) with Maragadhambigai Amman is a Thevara Vaipu Sthalam. Tindivanam is a Selection grade Municipal Town. Tindivanam was constituted as a Municipality in 01.04.1949 then it was upgraded as 2nd grade Municipality from 03.04.1970, 1st grade Municipality in 22.05.98 and Selection Grade in 02.12.2008.

Ennairam,[2] located near Tindivanam, has inscriptions about the Hindu shastras that date back to the 11th century. The Chola temple of Narasimma swamy koil built by Rajaraja Chola 1 (985 –1010) and has reached 1000 years. 8,000 samanaras lived in this village. As of 2011, the town had a population of 72,796. Athur munieshvaran kovil tindivanam


It was initially known as "Tinthrivanam"(Jungle of Tamarind-புளியங்காடு) where "Tinthiri" means 'tamarind' and "vanam" means 'Jungle' in Tamil.


Tindivanam is located at 12°15′N 79°39′E / 12.25°N 79.65°E / 12.25; 79.65.[3] It has an average elevation of 58 metres (190 feet). Tindivanam is 120 km southwest from Chennai and 35 km northwest from Pondicherry. Tindivanam is one among the three sub-divisions of Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu. This small town lies about 65 km northwest of Cuddalore. Tindivanam is divided into 234 Revenue Villages under Tindivanam Taluk.

It lies in the stretch of NH-45, about 123 km from Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu. Tindivanam is at the junction of roads going to Tiruchirapalli, Pondicherry, Thiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram, Thellar, Marakkanam and Chennai. Tindivanam is about 69 km from Chengalpet; it takes about 1.30 hours to reach by roadways.

Map Indicating 234 Village Panchayats under Tindivanam Taluk

Education schools and colleges[edit]


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)

According to 2011 census, Tindivanam had a population of 72,796 with a sex-ratio of 1,003 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[4] A total of 7,664 were under the age of six, constituting 3,922 males and 3,742 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 16.59% and .49% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 78.19%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[4] The town had a total of 17088 households. There were a total of 24,415 workers, comprising 595 cultivators, 672 main agricultural labourers, 465 in house hold industries, 19,541 other workers, 3,142 marginal workers, 51 marginal cultivators, 431 marginal agricultural labourers, 207 marginal workers in household industries and 2,453 other marginal workers.[5] As per the religious census of 2011, Tindivanam had 82.16% Hindus, 11.95% Muslims, 4.39% Christians, 0.04% Sikhs, 0.02% Buddhists, 1.36% Jains, 0.08% following other religions and 0.0% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[6]


Tindivanam's climate is classified as tropical. In winter, there is much less rainfall in Tindivanam than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Aw. The average annual temperature is 28.4 °C in Tindivanam. In a year, the average rainfall is 1045 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in March, with an average of 5 mm. With an average of 220 mm, the most precipitation falls in October. At an average temperature of 32.3 °C, May is the hottest month of the year. January has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 24.5 °C. Between the driest and wettest months, the difference in precipitation is 215 mm. During the year, the average temperatures vary by 7.8 °C.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Avg. Temperature (°C) 24.5 25.5 27.6 30.1 32.3 32.1 30.7 30.1 29.6 28 25.8 24.5
Min. Temperature (°C) 20.2 20.5 22.5 25.6 27.2 27 26 25.4 25 24 22.3 20.8
Max. Temperature (°C) 28.8 30.5 32.7 34.7 37.4 37.2 35.4 34.8 34.2 32 29.4 28.3
Avg. Temperature (°F) 76.1 77.9 81.7 86.2 90.1 89.8 87.3 86.2 85.3 82.4 78.4 76.1
Min. Temperature (°F) 68.4 68.9 72.5 78.1 81.0 80.6 78.8 77.7 77.0 75.2 72.1 69.4
Max. Temperature (°F) 83.8 86.9 90.9 94.5 99.3 99.0 95.7 94.6 93.6 89.6 84.9 82.9
Precipitation / Rainfall (mm) 19 10 5 18 42 43 87 160 131 220 216 94

Source: en.climate-data.org[7]



Tindivanam is connected by roads to major cities and to the rest of the state. The major National Highways in the town are


Main article: Tindivanam Railway station

Tindivanam railway station is a railway station serving Tindivanam, a city and taluk headquarters in Viluppuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is a station on the South line of the Chennai Suburban Railway and comes under the Chennai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone. The station code is TMV.

  • Elevation: 48 m above sea level
  • Zone : SR/Southern  
  • Division : MGR Chennai
  • Distance from Chennai Meenambakkam Airport/MAA: 108 km
  • Type of Station: Regular
  • Number of Platforms: 3
  • Number of Halting Trains: 42

Source: India Rail Info


The nearest airport is Pondicherry Airport at Pondicherry, in Puducherry, approximately 40 km from Tindivanam. Pondicherry Airport is connected to Bangalore by commercial airlines.

The nearest major airport is the Chennai International Airport (MAA), approximately 107 km from the town; the next closest major airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport, approximately 200 km from the town.


  1. Member of legislative assembly : Seethapathy P
  • Tindivanam Municipal Council:
  1. Chairman: nil ref>"Chairman - Tindivanam Municipal Council". Tindivanam Municipality, Municipal Web Portal, Govt of Tamil Nadu.</ref>
  2. Vice chairman[9]
  3. Commissioner: S.Annadurai, B.A.[10]


  1. ^ "Census of India: Search Details".
  2. ^ Villupuram District Govt Website. "Narasimma Swamy Koil - Ennairam". Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Tindivanam, India".
  4. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Tindivanam". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Tindivanam climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Tindivanam weather averages - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  8. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  9. ^ "Vice Chairman - Tindivanam Municipal Council". Tindivanam Municipality, Municipal Web Portal, Govt of Tamil Nadu.
  10. ^ "Commissioner - Tindivanam Municipal Council". Tindivanam Municipality, Municipal Web Portal, Govt of Tamil Nadu.