NH-47 L&T Bypass near Madukkarai
|Elevation||311 m (1,020 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Madukkarai is a suburb of Coimbatore city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the gateway to Coimbatore city from Kerala State and is located around 12 km from the Kerala border. The Coimbatore International Airport is about 27 km from here. It is the administrative centre for Madukkarai taluk.
The name "Madukkarai" originated from the colloquial use of the words "Mathil" (means "great wall" in Tamil) + "Karai" (means "shore" in Tamil) as it is situated along the hill sides of the Western Ghats.
As of 2001[update] India census, Madukkarai had a population of 25,733. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Madukkarai has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Madukkarai, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Madukkarai is on the main road connecting Coimbatore city to NH47, which bypasses the city. It includes the junction connecting towards the south-west which goes to Pallakad. Work on the 4-laning of the Madukkarai - Walayar stretch is in progress. There is also a railway station which serves as an important goods shedding point, transporting stones and other raw materials for cement manufacture, and also transporting the cement produced. There is a railway line into the factory. Passenger trains from and to Palghat stop at Madukkarai station.
Dharmalingeshwarar Temple whose main deity Shiva is located in the top of the hill in Madukkarai.
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