Manimutharu bus stop

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 8°40′57″N 77°23′15″E / 8.68250°N 77.38750°E / 8.68250; 77.38750Coordinates: 8°40′57″N 77°23′15″E / 8.68250°N 77.38750°E / 8.68250; 77.38750
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Population (2001)
  Total 12,290
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627421

Manimutharu is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


According to the 2001 Indian census,[1] Manimutharu had a population of 50,000. The female/male ratio was 2:1. Manimutharu had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. The literacy rate was equal between males and females. In Manimutharu, 11% of the population was under 6 years of age.


  • Adivaram (Mill Gate)
  • Aladiyoor
  • Ayan Singampatti
  • Cash Keeper Thoppu
  • Chettimedu
  • Mela Ermalpuram
  • Jamin Singampatti
  • Korayarkulam
  • Manimutharu
  • Manjolai (Tea Estate)
  • Thirupathiyapuram
  • Vempaiyapuram
  • Kudhira Mukku

Manjolai Hills

With elevations ranging from 1,020–1,500 metres (3,350–4,920 ft), the Manjolai area is set deep in the Western Ghats within the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam and the Manimuthar waterfalls, the Manjolai area comprises tea plantations and small settlements around them, Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy viewpoint called Kuthiravetti.

The tea plantations and the whole of Manjolai estates are operated by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation on forest lands leased from the government of Tamil Nadu. The three tea estates within the Manjolai area are Manjolai Estate, Manimutharu Estate and Oothu Estate. The estates are at elevations between 2300 feet and 4200 feet.




  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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