Ariyakudi is a village located at Karaikkudi Taluk, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu. Prominent places of this village are Infant Jesus Church, Perumal Temple, Vallambar Temple and Chellayee Amman Temple.
Ariyakudi is located at 10.044605, 78.788075 or 10°02'40.6"N 78°47'17.1"E. Madurai is about 90.4 km South West of Ariyakudi when taking the NH 38 and Melur – Tirupathur Road, 96.6 km when taking the NH 85 and 107 km when taking the NH 38 and Dindigul – Natham – Singampuneri – Tirupathur – Karaikkudi Road. Pudukottai is about 45 km North of Ariyakudi when taking the NH 36 and NH 536 and 56.8 km when taking the Arimalam – Pudukottai Road. Paramakudi is about 73 km South West of Ariyakudi when taking the Thanjavur – Kalayarkoil – Sayalkudi Road, 94.6 km when taking the SH 34A and NH 536 and 95.5 km when taking the Ramanathapuram – Sivagangai – Melur Road. Ramanathapuram is about 84.6 km South of Ariyakudi when taking the NH 536 and 110 km when taking the NH 87 and Thanjavur – Kalayarkoil – Sayalkudi Road. Karaikkudi, Zamindar Colony, Iluppakkudi, Amaravathi, Sankarapuram, Senjai, Kallukatti, Sekkalakottai, Unjanai and Perattukkottai are the towns/villages near here.
As per the 2011 census population of Ariyakudi was about 5,538. Out of which male and female population were 2,768 and 2,770 respectively. Children aged between 0 – 6 are about 535. The present population of Ariyakudi is about 5,894. Female Sex Ratio here is 1001 females for 1000 males. Average literacy rate of the state is 80.09% and this place is 84.69%. Male and Female literacy rate stands at 90.25% and 79.21% respectively. Total stretch of this village is 8.30 Sq. Km and it constitutes about 1,376 houses. People in this village are doing business, service, labour and cultivators. About 63.83% of the people are employed in main work and the remaining are in marginal work.
Karaikkudi Junction and Kottaiyur Railway Station are the nearby railway stations found near Ariyakudi. Karaikkudi Junction is about 3.5 km via Cement Road and Main Road. Kottaiyur Railway Station is about 8.9 km via Arathangi – Karaikkudi Road/ Karaikkudi – Manamelkudi Road/ Karaikkudi Road and Main Road and 10.3 km via Water tank – Kalanivasal Road. Madurai International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport are the nearest International Airports found near Ariyakudi. Madurai International Airport is about 101 km via NH 38 and Melur – Tirupathur Road and 103 km via NH 85. Coimbatore International Airport is about 254 km via Dindigul – Natham – Singampuneri – Tirupathur – Karaikkudi Road, 291 km via Perundurai – Coimbatore Road and Dindigul – Natham – Singampuneri – Tirupathur – Karaikkudi Road and 299 km via NH 83.