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About Gangavalli

Gangavalli is a town in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The city gets its name from the Holy River Ganga (River Swetha flowing here) and the flowering plant 'valli' which is spread across this river. Thammampatti, Thuraiyur, Perambalur and Namagiripettai are some of the nearby cities from here.

Geography of Gangavalli

Gangavalli is located at geographical coordinates of 11.48°North and 78.65°East with an average elevation of 292 meters or 958 feet above sea level. Gangavalli experiences tropical savanna climate. January and February are generally pleasant while the hot summer begins in March. The region experiences year's highest temperatures during April.

Transport in Gangavalli

Gangavalli is located 69 KM from the district headquarters of Salem and 297 KM from the state capital of Chennai. The city lies in the border of Salem and Namakkal districts. It is well connected to nearby cities with different means of transport. There are frequent bus services operating here on different routes and Attur junction is the nearest railway station from here located at a distance of 14 KM. Salem airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 93 KM.

History of Gangavalli

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Gangavalli was ruled by the Zamin, "Chidambara Mudaliyar" being the last Zamin who ruled here until 1920. Tamil is the local language spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 12,015 people. The city has a literacy rate of 75.5% which is lower than the state average of 80.09%.

Economy of Gangavalli

Agriculture is the main source of income in Gangavalli, major crops grown here include sugarcane, paddy, turmeric, maize and cotton. The place is also known for tapioca (cassava roots) with many tapioca based industries located nearby.

Tourism in Gangavalli

Profile of GangavalliThere are many popular tourist attractions around Gangavalli that are worth visiting. Few such places include Catherine Water Falls, Attur Amman Temple, Hogenakkal Waterfalls and Pykara Water Falls. Also it is common among people visiting here to explore some of the popular attractions in Samen district including Paravasa Ulagam, Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, Linga Bhairavi Temple, Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Swamy Temple, 1008 Shiva Temple and Skandasramam Murugan Temple. There are also few hotels near Gangavalli to accommodate all those traveling to this part of Tamil Nadu.

Hotels in Gangavalli

Hotel Jeevan
Address: Salem-Cuddalore Main Rd, Udayarpalayam, Attur, Tamil Nadu 636102
Phone: 097865 41812

CT Lodge
Address: Udayarpalayam, Attur, Tamil Nadu 636102

Rajkrishna Residency
Address: Kamarajanar Rd, Pungavadi Puthur, Attur, Tamil Nadu 636102
Phone: 094429 21365

Forest Guest House
Address: Top Sengattupatti, Tamil Nadu 621011
Phone: 0431 242 2165

Healthcare in Gangavalli

Hospitals and Clinics in Gangavalli serves the primary health care needs of the region.  There are also few chemist shops, path labs in this part of Tamil Nadu. Some of them are listed below for reference.

Saroja Hospital
Address: Attur Rd, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105

Government Hospital

Address: 9/458A, Attur Rd, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105

Arokia Matha Nilayam
Address: Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 04282 232 333

Afsal Hospital
Address: Attur Rd, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 04282 232 322

AMN Hospital
Address: 9/650, Attur Rd, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105

Sri Chinnathambi Clinic
Address: MDR846, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 097913 55775

Mugamadhu Absal Hospital

Address: Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 090033 48760

Chemists in Gangavalli

Gokul Pharmacy
Address: 22, Attur Rd, Gangavalli, 636105
Phone: 098941 15316

Annai Medicals
Address: Attur Rd, Gangavalli, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 084384 30393

Gayathiri Medicals
Address: Naduvalur, Tamil Nadu 636105

Senthil Medicals

Address: Kadambur, Tamil Nadu 636105
Phone: 095669 99542

Laxmi Pharmacy

Address: Ranipet Main Rd, Pungavadi Puthur, Attur, Tamil Nadu 636102

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