(Last Updated on : 10/05/2014)
Panpoli is located near Sengottai in Tirunelveli district
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. It is a small village surrounded by greenery. The calm and serene ambience of the village attracts the attention of the tourists here. There are several historical places here that reflect the art and culture of the ancient period. Panpoli has been bestowed with 15 wards as a town panchayat.
Demography of Panpoli
According to the Indian census report of 2001, Panpoli had a population of 8530. The Males constitute 50% and females constitute 50% of the population. The average literacy rate here is 66%. It is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 75%, and female literacy rate is 57%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age in Panpoli.
Economy of Panpoli
The economy of Panpoli is largely agro-based. The food grains imported from the adjacent areas of Kerala and Tirunelveli district are gathered here. The primary source of income for the people here is agriculture. Apart from this coconut and rice is also cultivated here. The land here is suitable for the cultivation of coconut and rice.
Educational Institutions of Panpoli
There are several schools and colleges here established to impart education to the children residing here. Some of the schools here are EMR Govt. Secondary School, Rasheeth Primary School, St. Joseph Matric School, RKV Middle School, Joy Primary School, Royal primary nursery school, Panchayat union primary school and others. There are few colleges here like JP engineering college, Nallamani Yadhav College of art and science and Sri Parasakthi College for Women.
Tourist Places in Panpoli
Panpoli serves an important tourist spot visited by many people. The Adavi nainar Dam located 7 km from Panpoli and the Thenmalai dam located 28 km from Panpoli are some of the prominent tourist spot here. Apart from these the Courtallam
waterfalls and the Paalaruvi Falls located 9 km from Panpoli and 19 km from Panpoli respectively enhances the beauty of Panpoli. The enchanting Manalar and Kumbaratty Falls in Kerala
situated 14 km from Panpoli are also worth visiting here. The Funland amusement park is another famous tourist spot here. It is spread over an area of 30 acres and has several interesting rides and water games that cater individuals of all ages.
Panpoli has few pilgrimage centres visited by many devotees. Thirumalai Kovil, a famous Murugan temple is located in Panpoli. Devotes need to climb almost 605 steps to reach the temple. There are two mosques here namely, Darusalam Jumma Masjid and Sheik Mohammad Jumma Masjid.
Panpoli is well connected with all modes of transport. There are trains available like Sengottai - Madurai Passenger, Punalur-Sengottai Passenger and Sengottai - Chennai Egmore Pothigai Express. Other than this there are busses plying from main cities are Coimbatore
, Srivilliputtur, Madurai
, Tuticorin, Trichy
, and Ramanathapuram
in Tamil Nadu for the town.