Karur District

Karur District, once a part of Coimbatore District was merged and later bifurcated from Thiruchirappalli District. It is bounded by Namakkal District in the north, Dindugal District in the South, Thiruchirappali District in the east and Erode District in the west. The city of Karur is the district headquarters.

The District is located along Cauvery and Amaravathi Rivers, at a distance of 410 kilometers from Chennai. Karur is rich in mineral deposits and is famous for the production and export of textiles and handlooms. The economy of Karur District is supported by agriculture, home textiles, paper production, petroleum, bus body building, cement and sugar production.

Tourist Attractions in Karur District

  • Arulmigu Kalyana Pasupatheswarar Temple, Karur
  • Karur Mariamman Temple
  • Arulmigu Kalyana Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Thanthonimalai (5 kilometres from Karur)
  • Vennamalai Lord Murugan Temple (5 kilometres from Karur)
  • Nerur Arulmigu Sadhasiva Brahmendra Temple (12 kilometres from Karur)
  • Government Museum, Old Dindigul Road (1.5 kilometres from Karur)
  • Puhazhimalai Lord Subramanian Temple, Pughalur (17 kilometres from Karur)
  • Arulmigu Kadambaneswarar Temple, Kulithalai (45 kilometres from Karur)
  • Ayyermalai Arulmigu Rathinagreeswarar Temple, Kulithalai (57 kilometres from Karur)
  • Ponnaniar Dam, Pooncholai Village, Kadavoor hill region (60 kilometres from Karur)
  • Thirumukkoodalur Arulmigu Agatheeswarar Temple (15 kilometres from Karur)
  • Mayanur Barrage (23 kilometres from Karur)
  • Thirukkampuliyur Sellandiamman Temple (23 kilometres from Karur)
  • Thirukkampuliyur Amma Park(23 kilometres from Karur)

How to reach Karur

Road – Karur District has well connected roads. NH 44 (North South Varanasi – kanyakumari road) and NH 81 (Coimbatore – Chidambaram road) pass through Karur. State Highways and SETC runs buses that connects Karur with other importanct cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Tirupati and Rameswaram.

Rail – Karur Railway Station comes under Salem Railway Division and connects to all major cities in the south.

Air – The nearest airports to Karur District are Trichy International Airport (78 kilometres away), Coimbatore Airport (128 kilometres away) and Madurai Airport (158 kilometres away).