Kalugumalai is a small town located on the route from Kovilpatti to Courtallam. The town is known for three main temples namely: Jaina Abode, Vettuvan Koil and Kalugasalamoorthy temple. The Jaina abode is known for the architecture and the cave temple of Jains. The deity of the hill on which it is located was known as Araimalai Alwar.
The Vettuvan Koil is an unfinished Hindu temple. Kalugasalamoorthy is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The town also houses other temples such as the Vinayaka temple and Ayyanar temple.