Arachalur is a town panchayat located at Modakurichi Taluk, Erode District, Tamil Nadu. Prominent places of this town panchayat are Navarasam Arts and Science College for Women, Vinayagar Temple, Eswaran Temple, Mariamman Temple and Arachaalai Amman Temple.
Arachalur islocatedat 11.160234, 77.701771 or 11°09'36.8"N 77°42'06.4"E. Erode is about 22 km North of Arachalur when taking the Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Erode Main Road/ Palani – Erode Road, 24.6 km when taking the Erode – Chennimalai Road and MDR 990 and 27.4 km when taking the Erode – Perundurai – Kangayam Road and MDR 990. Tiruchengode is about 38 km North Eastof Arachalur when taking the Kokkarayanpettai – Tiruchengode Road and Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Erode Main Road/ Palani – Erode Road, 41.5 km when taking the Attur – Rasipuram – Erode Road and Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Erode Main Road/ Palani – Erode Road and 44.6 km when taking the Molasi Road. Gobichettipalayam is about 51.2 km North West of Arachalur when taking the Perundurai – Sathyamangalam Road/ Perundurai – Thingalur – Kolappalur Road and 57.2 km when taking the SH 15. Edappadi is about 59.5 km North of Arachalur when taking the Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Erode Main Road/ Palani – Erode Road, 65 km when taking the Edappadi – Sankari Road/ Sankari – Edappadi – Mecheri Road and 71.4 km when taking eth NH 544. Saminathapuram, Thachangkattu Valasu, Elavanatham, Koothampatti, Velankuttai, Palliyuthu, Lingathakottai, Sullimedu, Vemandampalayam, Meenachivalasu, Palayapalayam, Unjappalayam and Anjurampalayam are the towns/villages near here.
As per the 2011 census population of Arachalur was about 12,034. Out of which Male and female population were 5,941 and 6,093 respectively. Children aged between 0 – 6 are about 871. The present population of Arachalur is about 12,564. Female Sex Ratio here is 1,026 Females for 1000 males. Average literacy rate of the state is 80.09% and this place is71.70%. Male and Female literacy rate stands at 79.66% and 63.92% respectively. Total stretch of this town panchayat is 24 Sq. Km and it constitutes about 3,667 houses. People in this town panchayat are doing business, service, labour and cultivators. About 98.58% of the people are employedinmainworkandtheremainingareinMarginalwork. This town panchayat has 15 wards.
Vijayamangalam Railway Station and Perundurai Railway Station and are the nearby railway stations found near Arachalur. Vijayamangalam Railway Station is about 24.5 km via Chennimalai – Arachalur Road, 26.2 km via Vijayamangalam – Voipadi – Chennimalai Road and Chennimalai – Archalur Road and 27.4 km via MDR 990. Perundurai Railway Station is about 14.7 km via Olapalayam – Modakurichi Road and MDR 990. Madurai International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport are the nearest International Airports found near Arachalur. Coimbatore International Airport is about 91 km via NH 81 and Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Palani – Erode Road, 91.7 km via Perundurai – Coimbatore Road and 104 km via Perundurai – Coimbatore Road and Erode – Dharapuram Road/ Palani – Erode Road. Madurai International Airport is about 197 km via NH 44, 208 km via NH 44 and SH 37 and 208 km via NH 44 and Erode – Karur Road/ Karur Road.