The world famous Jallikattu (similar to bull fight) is conducted here during the Pongal festival season, which occurs during the middle of January (usually 14th). Many people from in and around India come here during this festival to visit the Jallikattu. There is a Sugar factory located within 4 km from Alanganallur. Agriculture is carried out in vast areas around this place. Rice, sugar cane, coconut and plantains are the major crops. Climate is moderate with no extremes. This place is well irrigated by periyar sub canal. People of different religions live here.
Kodaikanal, Vagai dam, Kumbakarai falls are some popular tourist spots nearby. Another recent identified water falls named 'Kutladampatti' is very near. Thekkadi, Suruli falls, Kourtallam are also near to this place. There is a small dam ('Sathiyar') near Palamedu. Madurai is accessible by 16 km. Alagarkovil is also too close by 18 km.