Puduvayal is a town in Karaikudi taluk, Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a small town located in the Chettinad region of the Sivagangai district. On road it is 12 km away from Karaikudi and 21 km away from Aranthangi. This town is famous for its rice mills. Puduvayal is the 2nd largest rice producer in Tamil Nadu. Puduvayal is an important Commercial centre for Trade in Sivaganga district. It is the suburban region of business city Karaikudi.
This town is situated in Sivagangai District about 10 kilometers from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi-Aranthangi road, Tamil Nadu, India. Its geographical coordinates are 13.19°N 80.10°E / 13.19; 80.10 and its original name (with diacritics) is Puduvāyal. The town is at an altitude of 39 Feet. Puduvayal Pincode is 630108.
There is a railway station in the town on the Karaikudi - Mayiladuthurai meter gauge line (at present this section is closed for gauge conversion, set up by Thiru. Muthappa Chettiar in the mid 1930s. The town is connected by Road with all important cities. Regular bus services are available from Chennai,(appalai) coimbatore, Karaikudi, Paramakudi, Madurai, Erode, Pattukkottai, Aranthangi, Aalangudi, Devakottai, Sivagangai, Rameshwaram, Embel, Pudukkottai, Peraoorani, Andakudi, Kudikaadu, Pa.Vayal, Jayankondan, Molunboor, Thiruthangoor, Naatucheri, Jayankondan, Peerkalaikadu, Nagoor, Thiruvaroor, Koodaipattanam, Vellakani, kovai, Theni, Nammakal, Thanjaur, Tripur, Kodaikannal, Ooty and other Cities. The town has a large number of rice mills and hence there is a heavy influx of goods carriers.Ramanathan Chettiar Higher Secondary School
sri sarawathi vidhyalaya girls higher secondary school
Ramanathan Chettiar Elementary School
Allameen nursery school
Sri Kalaimagal Vidhyalaya matric school
Valliammai Achi Montessori School
Sri vidhya giri matriculation school
Friends Volleyball Club in Puduvayal was founded in 1986. This club hosts tournaments every year where teams from all over India participate. There are too many famous cricket teams are here, wall 108, Rcc KING MINI STAR (natarajapuram) Cricket Club is famous cricket team in this area. They hosts cricket tournaments every year.
As of 2001 India census males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Puduvayal has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 66%. In Puduvayal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.