Detailed information about the town can be found in the Indian Census report of 2001. According to the report, Melisharam had a population of 36, 675. The male populace constitutes of 50% and the female populace comprises of the remaining 50%. Melvisharam has an average literacy rate of 65%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%.
Melvisharam is set amidst beautiful surroundings. The prime attractions around Melvisharam include Vellore Fort, Government Museum, Madarazaye Mohammadiya Masjid, Muthu Mandapam, which is the tomb of Vikrama Raja Singha and Delhi Gate.