Alangayam is a Town Panchayat in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located at 18 km from Vaniyambadi
Alangayam is 8 km from the famous Vainu Bappu Observatory in Kavalur. This town is surrounded by mountains on all sides, which keeps Alangayam at a moderate temperature for most of the year.
Alangayam has a bus station which connects to many cities, including Thirupattur and Vaniyambadi. From these, it is possible to get connections to Vellore and other major cities in Tamil Nadu.
Alangayam comprises villages named Kalai Koil, Peddur, Badakuppam, Pulugarpalli, Gejjaloor, Bunkur, Rajapalayam, MGR Nagar, Narasingapuram, Kallaraipatti and Konkiyur.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS:SFS Matriculation Higher Secondary school
Bharat Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Vivekananda Matriculation school
Brindhavan Matriculation School.
Jagadeesh Rao Primary School.
Praveen residential school
Jaya Vaasavi Matriculation & Residential School
GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS:IELC Elementary school
GOVT Boys Higher Secondary School
GOVT Girls Higher Secondary School.
COLLEGE:Dr. Radhakrishnan Teacher Training institute.
The hill station Yelagiri is about 30 km from the town. Javadi Hills is another small hill station nearby. Asia's second largest telescope, Vainu Bappu Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics which is situated at Kavalur Village near Alangayam, is also a major attraction. Shops in Alangayam are better known for their unique Biriyani making skills like the nearby widely known towns Vaniyambadi and Ambur. It is the only place of source for the education ( Schools, college ) for all the nearby villages. The road connecting alangayam to vellore via Odugathur is in a process of making it as a Highway which greatly reduces the time to reach Salem from Vellore.
Alangayam is often a stop used by tourists to the region due to the close proximity to tourist destinations and the bus station. The Vainu Bappu Observatory is close to the town, as is the Hanuman Theertham. There are many waterfalls near Alangayam due to the hilly terrain that surrounds it. These include the Yelagiri Hills, the Biman Falls and the Jalagamparai Waterfalls.
The Mariamman and Kannika Parameshwari temples are the two main Hindu temples in Alangayam. There are two mosques in Alangayam which are named Masjid-e-Khadeem and Mecca Masjid.
The carnival that happens in alangayam attracts 100000 people approximately. The famous carnival of Narasingapuram attracts 100000 approximately and visitors across the globe attend this events especially from United Kingdom, United States of America, Abu dhabi, Singapore. Most of these visitors roots are from Narasingapuram.
The village Narasingapuram consists of 400 families of which most of them are migrated to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and have become business men in real estates, Wholesale and retail gold covering businesses.
As of 2001 India census, Alangayam had a population of 16,851. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kavalur, the place where Asia's second largest Observatory is situated 8 km from Alangayam. It is in the foot of Yelagiri Hill and Javadu Hills of Vellore District. Alangayam is surrounded by forests which is an integral part of disturbed Eastern Ghats.