<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a panchayat town
in Theni district
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
Vadugapatti is just 3 km from Periyakulam on the Andipatti road. It is located in the hills below Kodaikanal. Several dams and other tourist attractions are close to the village: Vaigai dam, Manjalar dam, Sothuparai dam, Kodaikanal, Suruli Falls
, Kumbakkarai Falls
, Thekkadi, and Moonaru are all within 10 to 60 km.
As of the 2001 Indian census
, Vadugapatti had a population of 12,354 (51% male, 49% female). Vadugapatti has a literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 65%. Eleven percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Vadugapatti is famous for its garlic
market. A central auction is held twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays. Most of the garlic is exported in bulk to other cities.
The famous lyrisist vairamuthu lived here.
Vadugapattti is one of fastest growing panchayats in Periyakulam taluk. The Bagavathy Amman temple and vairamuthu is very famous in the Theni district and as well as Tamil Nadu. More details about Vadugai can be found at http://vadugai.blogspot.com/
See the following Google Maps link: