Chennimalai is located at . It has an average elevation of 320 metres (1082 feet).
India census, Chennimalai had a population of 15,526. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chennimalai has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 67%. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The murugan temple is situated at about 490 meters above sea level and this hill is noted for its natural flora and fauna. This hill also has rare medicinal herbs in its lush green forests. In Devanagiri this hill is called Siragiri and Chenniyangiri. In Tamil it is called Chennimalai. The city underneath the hill is also called Chennimalai.Buses are provided to go for the temple.Schools were here,Komarappa Sengunthar Higher Secondary School has a big play ground and it is freely donated by MR.NACHIMUTHU for the students to get proper education.Other schools like Vimala matriculation school,Shri Ganga Matriculation school and higher secondary school which provides 100%results in the board examination.It is a residential school with three star hostel facility rooms.
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