Malavalli town is located at . It has an average elevation of 610 metres (2001 feet).
Malavalli town is a very vibrant and active rural market. It stretches for a whole length of three kilometres. There are two colleges in Malavalli: The Government college is a little away from the town and Shanthi college is in the very middle of the town.Nearby are the Shivanasamudra waterfalls.
Somanathapura Hoysala temple. Mutthati forest and Bheemeshwari Cauveri fishing camp near Halagur town.Also, athmalingeshwara kshethra near Bharathinagar (around 10 KM from Malavalli) is of equal importance.
India census, Malavalli had a population of 35,800. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malavalli has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 58%. In Malavalli, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. it has 186 villages as per 2001 census.