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All about Karur

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Karur district is a district located along the kaveri and amaravathi rivers, it is one of the oldest towns in tamil nadu and has played a very significant role in the history and culture of the tamils. Its history dates back over 3000 years, and has been a flourishing trading center even in the early sangam days


Tnpl is promoted by the government of tamil nadu with loan assistance from the world bank. Today tnpl is the largest producer of bagasse based paper in the world and the 2nd largest paper producer in asia. Tnpl produces 230,000 tons of printing & writing paper and consumes 1 million tones of bagasse every year.providing more employment.

Bus body building

Karur is a renowned hub for bus building industry. It is notable of karur that almost 90% of south indian private bus bodies are being built here. The total business is estimated to be around rs.2750 crore per annum. There are more than 200 builders in this town and they are making more than 3500 buses per year, including government buses of some states like karnataka, tamil nadu etc.


Karur is also home to chettinad cements. It has an installed production capacity of 600,000 tons per annum, with another 1.1 million tons expansion in the pipeline. Climate condition: maximum 31*c and minimum 19*c

Std code: 04324

To reach

Railway station: karur railway station, thiruvikka road, karur - 639001 Bus stand: central bus stand or muthu kumaraswamy bus stand (centre of city) Airport: nearest airport - trichy (69 kms from karur)


  • Aravakuruchi
  • Karur
  • Krishnarayapuram
  • Kulithalai

    Arts and science colleges

  • Arungarai amman college of arts and science, karur
  • Cambridge college of arts and science, karur
  • Kongu college of arts and science, karur
  • Dr. Kalaignar government arts college, kulithalai
  • Govt. Arts college, karur
  • Annai women's college, karur

    Engineering colleges

  • V.k.s. College of engineering and technology, karur
  • V.s.b. Engineering college, aravakkurichi
  • Chettinad college of engineering and technology, karur
  • M. Kumarasamy college of engineering, karur

    Major rivers:

  • Cauvery river
  • Noyyal river
  • Amaravathi river

    Industrial products:

  • Paper
  • Bus body building
  • Cement
  • Handloom
  • Sugar
  • Banking
  • Nylon nets
  • Gem stones

    Picnic spots

  • Mayanur - kaveri bed regulator, river side park
  • Chettipalayam - amaravathi bed regulator, park
  • Tirumukkudal - kaveri-amaravathi rivers coincide here
  • Noyyal - kaveri-noyyal rivers coincide here
  • Nerur - sacred muut, meditation, river side park
  • Kadavur - ponniyar dam, park


  • Shree maragatheeswarar temple (hill) ,[1200years old] molapalayam, munur village, k.paramathy, karur district
  • Shree kalyana pasupatheeswarar temple (thiru aanilai), (karur)
  • Kalyana pasupatheeswarar temple
  • Shree abayapradhana ranganathar temple, karur
  • Shree karuvur mariyamman temple, karur
  • Thanthondrimalai shree kalyana venkataramanaswamy temple
  • Vennaimalai shree balasubramania swamy temple
  • Sri balasubramania swamy temple, vennamalai
  • Pugazhimalai shree balasubramaniaswamy temple (aaru naatar malai) pugalur [2000 yr old].
  • Balmalai shree balathandayuthapani temple
  • Manivel maruthayee temple [pavithram kadai]
  • Venjamangudalur vigirtheeswarar temple
  • Noyyal shree selaandiyamman temple
  • Attur sholiyamman temple
  • Vangal shree vangalamman temple
  • Nerur shree sadhasiva bhrameendhraal temple
  • Madhukkarai sellandiyamman temple
  • Manmangalam shree kaliyamman temple
  • Krishnarayapuram tirukkanmalleswarar temple
  • Kadavur vasantha perumal temple
  • Kulithalai kadambar temple


  • Aarthi hotels 37, west pradakshnam road, Phone no: 04324-236122
  • Abirami&co 41-c, north street, , Phone no :04324-245553
  • Abirami hotels jawahar bazaar, Phone no: 04324-262395
  • Alagappa mess 18-a, kamtchi amman koil west, , Phone no :04324-236711
  • Amirtha hotels 19, covai road , , Phone no:04324 - 231314
  • Sangeetha restaurant west pradakshnam road, Phone no: 04324 - 234411, 234433
  • M r m mess sivasakthi nagar, ramachandrapuram , Phone no:04324 - 576204, 257184
  • Kulandaiappan unavagam 59, kamajapuram west, Phone no: 04324 - 234528
  • K v r hotels 123, jawahar bazaar, Phone no: 04324 - 264072, 264073, 264074
  • K s mess 88, coavi road, Phone no: 04324 – 240497

Facts:It was a part of ancient kongu nadu. The headquarters of the karur vysya bank ltd and the lakshmi vilas bank are situated here

Famous temples

Kalyana venkattaramasami temple

The kalyana venkattaramasami temple at thanthoni, about five km from karur is one of the most popular temples in the district. The shrine of the lord is situated on a raised portion of a hillock. The temple is also known as then (south) tirupathi.

Pasupathieswarer temple

Karur town is one of the seven sacred sthalams (place) of sivalayams and is well known for famous pasupathieswarer temple. The group of sculptures representing pasupathiswaralingam as high as five feet, bathed by the milk oozing from the udder of a cow and rangamatha are noted for sculptural beauty.

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