Aruppukottai TownAruppukottai is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar region in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is in the middle of Madurai-Tuticorin National Highways NH-45B. Distance between Aruppukottai and Madurai is just 45 km. Aruppukottai acts as a hub connecting Madurai, Thoothukudi, Virudhunagar, and Ramanathapuram. Virudhunagar town, which is well connected by roads, is 18 km from Aruppukottai. Madurai, the second biggest city in Tamil Nadu by population, is only 49 km away. NH 45-B, an important freight-route, connecting Madurai and Thoothukkudi (4 way road in progress) runs through Aruppukottai. The name evolved from 'Arumbu Kottai' which means Fort of Jasmines. The small villages and towns surrounding Aruppukottai are famous for production of Jasmine flowers.
Aruppukottai acts largely as an Educational and Commercial hub for the nearby villages. It is well-known for its cotton industries primarily spinning mills. Rice mills and limestone industries, hand loom, power loom, printing press, and some small scale industries such as school note book and daily calendar manufacturing. Hand loom, power loom. Nowadays, we can hardly see any in-house handloom machines (Thari in Tamil) except for few pure Kanchipuram silk handlooms. Weaving industry in Aruppukottai serves mainly the Tamil Nadu Government's Free Dhotie, Saree Campaign. Agriculture is also a main concern in town areas and surrounding villages.
Aruppukottai Pincode: 626101
Arulmigu Ananda Ayyappan Temple
(Sri Ramakrishna Ayyar Ayyappa Baktha Sabai),
Pattabiraman Kovil Street, Aruppukottai - 626101
Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India
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