Kalugumalai is a panchayat town in Kovilpatti Taluk of Thoothukudi district and is very nearly to the famous Town Sankarankovil. The village has two parts Kottai Kazhugumalai and South Kazhugumalai. The village may have got its present name from the hill Kalugumalai (“Hill of the vulture”). Earlier it was known as Araimalai or Thirumalai.
Famous Vettuvan Koil and Kalugasalamoorthy temple are located in Kalugumalai. Kalugumalai, along with the surrounding villages, specializes in the manufacturing of safety matches. There are hundreds of small scale industries involved in this trade, supported by the dry climatic condition and skilled labor available. Grocery business is another one doing in large scale.
Kalugumalai is connected with TN head Quarters Chennai with help of SETC. Nellai Depot of SETC operating a service to Chennai from Here via Kovilpatti, Madurai, Trichy
Chennai to Kazhugumalai SETC Bus Timings : 19.00 (07.00PM)
Kazhugumalai to Chennai SETC Bus Timings : 19.00 (07.00PM)