Rajapalayam is located 85 km south-west of Madurai
and the place is renowned for mangos.
Several spinning mills and ginning factories are located in Rajapalayam. Surgical cotton and bandage cloth are manufactured here. There is a poultry research and development center at Rajapalayam.
Nearby interests are Ayyanar falls, (15 km from Rajapalayam) and Sastha Koil, near Thevathanam.
The nearest airport is at Madurai. Rajapalayam Railway Station is well linked by rail to Virudhunagar, Madurai and Sengottai.