Vaniyambadi is a town and a municipality in the Tirupattur district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at 12.05° N 78.73° E, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the state capital, Chennai.
Vaniyambadi has a long history dating back to the Sangam era. The town is mentioned in several ancient Tamil texts, including the Sangam literature. The town was once a major trading center and was also a major military base.
Vaniyambadi is located on the banks of the Palar River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The town is located in a hilly region with an average elevation of 346 meters (1,135 feet) above sea level.
According to the 2011 Indian census, Vaniyambadi had a population of 95,061 people. The majority of the population is Hindu, with a small minority of Muslims and Christians. The town is multilingual, with Tamil being the official language and the most widely spoken language. Telugu, Kannada, and Urdu are also spoken by significant minorities.
Vaniyambadi’s economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The town is known for its rice, sugarcane, and banana crops. Vaniyambadi is also a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is also home to a number of small-scale industries, including textile mills, food processing plants, and engineering firms.
Vaniyambadi has a number of schools and colleges. The town is home to the Vaniyambadi Government Arts College, which is affiliated with the University of Madras.
Vaniyambadi has a rich culture and heritage. The town is home to a number of temples, festivals, and traditions. The town is also known for its handicrafts, which include pottery, weaving, and wood carving.
Vaniyambadi is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Vaniyambadi Falls, the Ariyamangalam Falls, and the Kottakudi Falls. Vaniyambadi is also home to a number of temples, including the Vaniyambadi Murugan Temple, the Vaniyambadi Shiva Temple, and the Vaniyambadi Amman Temple.
Vaniyambadi is well-connected by road and rail. The town is situated on the National Highway NH7, which connects Chennai to Kanyakumari. Vaniyambadi also has a railway station on the Chennai-Tuticorin line.