Killai Town Panchayat

Town Profile

  1. Killai Town Panchayat Located 60.00 K.M distance from Cuddalore District.
  2. Nearest Railway Station Name : Killai , This Railway Station Located 4.00 k.m Distance from killai
  3. Nearest Airport Located in : Chennai
  4. Bus Route Details : : Cuddalore to Chidambaram
  1. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 1 - Street Name - Nadar street
  2. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 2 - Street Name - Ponnanthittu
  3. Puttru Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 2 - Street Name - Ponnanthittu
  4. Mosque - Ward No : 2 - Street Name - Ponnanthittu
  5. Murugan Temple - Ward No : 3 - Street Name - C. Manambadi
  6. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 3 - Street Name - C. Manambadi
  7. Kaman Kovil - Ward No : 15 - Street Name - Pichavaram
  8. Kaliyamman Temple - Ward No : 15 - Street Name - Pichavaram
  9. Murugan Temple - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Mudasalodai
  10. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Mudasalodai
  11. Murugan Temple - Ward No : 8 - Street Name - M.G.R. Thittu
  12. Kanniyamman Temple - Ward No : 11 - Street Name - M.G.R. Nagar
  13. bentego church - Ward No : 11 - Street Name - M.G.R. Nagar
  14. Mariyaman Temple - Ward No : 5 - Street Name - Thaikkal
  15. Mosque - Ward No : 4 - Street Name - Thaikkal
  16. Hanuman Temple - Ward No : 7 - Street Name - Killai
  17. Krishna Temple - Ward No : 7 - Street Name - Poorasamy Mandaba Street
  18. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 7 - Street Name - Killai
  19. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 3 - Street Name - Singarakuppam
  20. Piliver Church - Ward No : 3 - Street Name - Singarakuppam
  21. Mariyamman Temple - Ward No : 9 - Street Name - Muzhukkuthurai
Festival Name How many Days Celebrated Which Month Celebrated No of Peoples ParticipatedNotified/Non Notified
Nearest City Name Direction Distance from Town Panchayat
-East0.00 K.m
ChidambaramWest12.00 K.m
CuddaloreNorth60.00 K.m
-South0.00 K.m

Cuddalore District

Killai Town Panchayat

Town Panchayat Profile


                   KILLAI is a Second Grade Town Panchayat, coming under the Administrative territory of Cuddalore District.  The Town Panchayat was constituted as per Director of Town Panchayat, Chennai proceeding No. 85446/9/3 dated. 20.06.1969 Second grade town panchayat.  The town is located in 180 kms.  The town panchayat extends over an area of 15.36 The Revenue Village Killai has combined together to form KILLAI Town Panchayat.


Demographic Features of the Town


Population 2011



Average Annual Growth rate

29 %


Area of the Town Panchayat



No. of  house holds ( 2011)



Average House hold size ( 2011)

22 %


 Population Projections:-

Assuming an annual growth of  29% percent during the last ten years,    the population in 2011 is 13674 and with and average house holds size of  22%  the present no. of house holds is estimated to be 2963.  These, figures are used to estimated the current levels of services and the backlog/shortage. The population in 2021 is project assuming the same growth rate.  The growth needs are assessed for this population.



                   The coastal zone of India’s mainland and of the Andaman and Nicobar islands harbours extensive and diversemangrove wetlands. According to the Forest Survey ofIndia (1999), the total area of the Indian mangrove wetlandis about 4,87,100 ha of which 56.7% (2,75,800 ha) is on the east coast, 23.5% (1,14,700 ha) on the west coast andthe remaining 19.8% (96,600 ha) on the Andaman andNicobar islands.


Mangrove wetlands of Tamil Nadu:-

Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 950 km.          Extensive mangrove wetlands are located in two places – in Pichavaram,Cuddalore districts and Muthupet in Thiruvarur andThanjavur districts. Small patches of mangroves have alsobeen found along the Palk Strait as well as in some of theislands of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve. All thesemangrove wetlands have been declared as Reserve Forests(absolute property of the government) and are managed bythe Tamil Nadu Forest Department.The Pichavaram mangrove wetland is located in thenorthern extreme of the Cauvery delta, near the mouth of River Coleroon. Its total area is about 1,350 ha, its many small islands are colonised by 13 true mangrove species.Presence of Rhizophora species in large number is one of the important features of this mangrove wetland from the standpoint of biodiversity. The Pichavaram mangrovewetland is also rich in fi shery resources. Annually about 245 tons of fi shery produce is harvested from this mangrove wetland, of which prawns alone constitute 208 tons (85%)of the catch). The people belonging to 17 hamlets of fi ve revenue villages utilise the fi shery and forestry resourcesof the Pichavaram mangrove wetlands. A total number of 1,900 fi shers are annually dependent on the fi sherry resources for their livelihood; some 1,000 fi shers fi sh seasonally in the mangrove waters. Some 800 to 900 cattle graze the mangrove wetlands seasonally. (Reports at one time indicated that about 3,000 cattle grazed in thesemangroves).


Economic Base:-

              Majority of the population in KILLAI  town depends upon agricultural workers, business and labour workers for their, livelihood.  It has one Government hospital .  They are Eight Govt. elementary Schools and Three Middle Schools in this town.  There is one Government Higher Secondary School and Two Private Higher Secondary School.  in this Town. The Students also from the surrounding village come here for learning education.

              The town has one library, and Police Station.    

            The world famous Varaga Avathar Sri Poovaraga Swamy Temple in this town and this district. The Important Festival Follows as, 1. Maasi Magam Festival 2. Vidiyal Vizha 3. Margazhi Egathasi Sorgavasal 4. Chirta Pournamy .    

              Agriculture and business is the predominant occupation of the people.  There are 1 rice mills located in the town 



Masi Magam Festival is one of the main festivals that celebrated with  in Killai.


Masi Magam Festival is the annual festival that takes place on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Masi which falls in between February and March. The festival is observed on that occasion as the deity enters human society and people offers a hearty welcome to him.

Time to celebrate:-

This grand celebration takes place between the months of February and March which is the also known as Mashi according to Tamil calendar. Thousands of tourists gather and take part in the holy occasion.

Vidiyal Vizha:-

                The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and the District Administration of Cuddalore District have proposed to conduct an Eco Tourism festival namely " Dawn Fest " (Vidiyal Vizha) at Pichavaram.