Tiruvannamalai is located at a distance of 25 kms and Tirukoilur, a tourist destination on the Viluppuram-Thiruvannamalai State Highway is located at a distance of 15 kms.from Manalurpet. The town is dotted with numerous, temples; important ones include 'Lord Agastheeswara Temple', 'Lord Perumal Temple' and 'Lord Sani Bhagavan Temple'.
As per the 2001 India Census report Manalurpet had a small population of 7401. Males account for 51% of the population and females account for 49% of the population. In Manalurpet, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Manalurpet is 59%, which is slightly lower than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 68% and the female literacy rate is 50%.