As of 2011 India census, Panagudi had a population of 29,895. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Panagudi has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Panagudi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Panagudi is famous for Windmills, Chill &Natural Breeze, Pathini (Natural energy drink from palm trees), Sengal - Brick production in Sengammals and Clay Tiles. Even there are myths that it got the name from the palm trees i.e. due to the surplus palm tress grown here which are known in Tamil as PANAI MARAM, the name PANAGUDI have been derived from PANAIKUDI.
Panagudi has got western ghats(MAHENDRAGIRI) running on its west side and surrounded by chain of mountains. Farms and plantation of various crops, fruits, cashewnuts, mango over this place still emphazise the real old nature which is still being protected and maintained. The Mountains forms a natural waterfall named kuthara paanjan, kani mara thoppu.. which gets water when season favours. The other popular areas in the mountains are kanchi paarai, Kunnimuthu solai, Sengamaal, Iyar thottam.
In the forest one can find Tigers, Elephants, different species of deers including sambar deer, Fox, Indian Wolf, Red dog, beer, rabbits, Porcupine and different species of snakes and birds.
As of 2007, it is very fast developing place, and have a lot projects under hand. Being in the centre of very important industries, a vast development is expected to cover this area. Panaikudi is the postal name or Railway station name.
The town has been becoming a business hub around the area mounted with the various industries such as KKNNP, ISRO, many tile factories, WINDMILLS and so on.
The place is very famous for the wind. This is the main reason for the development of windmills around the place.
A water falls is located in the area which is known to everyone as KUTHIRAPANCHAN, in MAHENDRAGIRI of western ghats just 9 km away from Panagudi Police Station.
Arulmigu Ramalinga Swamy Sivagami Ambal Thirukovil is located in the heart of the town near the Bus stand.
Sri pathirakaliaman thirukovil
Manarasa vathaiamman thirukovil Sri regunathapuram ayya nizalthangal Roman Catholic church is located in the main road.
The library was first located in a small rented building, which was later shifted to its own building near the Police Quarters.
Some of the notable places for shopping in Panagudi areRKB Towers
Arun icecremes mainrod
Sai fancy collections
Shree Lakshmi Medicals
The employment opportunities of the people of Panagudi is scaterred long and wide. They can be placed in the followingKKNPP, Kudankulam, at just 15 minutes travel
ISRO, Mahendragiri, at just 10 minutes travel
SEZ, Nanguneri, at just 30 minutes travel
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St. Ann's Matric Higher Secondary School
RMS International School Thandaiyarkulam-Panagudi
St.Joseph convent school
Little Flower English School
Government Higher Secondary School
Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School
Pullimaan Matriculation high School
North Hindu Middle School
Hussey Middle School
Bharat Nursery and Primary School
T.D.T.A Middle school, Thalavai puram
Annai Indira Nursery and Primary School
InstitutesMurugan Typewriting Institute (Govt. Approved)
Emerald Hotel Management
IMS Paramedical institute
Murugan computer center
90 west car street
Murugan Hindi Tution Center, DBHP Sabha approved
CollegesMano Arts and Science college
Vet B.Ed college
It is an area located in the NH7 road of Panagudi. St. Ann's Matric. Hr. Sec. School is located in this area. This school provides the localities with the great educational experience in the town.
Thalavaipuram: It is coming under Panagudi Panchayat, it was a village. Now it’s growing fast in culture as well as economical. In 2001, an English medium school was started in Thalavaipuram namely BHARATH Nursery School in a rented building nearby Thalavaipuram bus stop and was shifted to their own premises on the way to Panagudi.
Cricket, Volleyball, Kabadi and Ball Badminton are the main games being played in panagudi. Panagudi teams are very popular in these games at Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tutucorin districts. Many tournaments are being conducted in these games.
Panagudi gets two monsoons namely South-western monsoon and North-eastern monsoon. In this place, paddy and banana are cultivated. Vazhaithoppu is famous for banana cultivation.