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Karur District

Karur District

About Karur District and Its History

  • Karur is the oldest town and district headquarters of Karur district in Tamilnadu.
  • The town is located in between the 4 districts, which are Namakkal, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, and Erode districts of Tamilnadu.
  • Karur is well known for cottage industries, handloom textiles, Chettinadu Cement Factory, home textiles, bus building industries, Govt. TNPL Paper (2nd largest paper producer in Asia).
  • In ancient days, Karur was the capital of Chera kings. During those periods, this place was called Karuvoor and Vanji.
  • Karur has been found popular as the trading center from Sangam Age itself.

Karur District Complete Details

Karur District Information
Total Area 2904 sq.kms
Total Population 10,64,493
Male Population 5,28,184
Female Population 5,36,309
Population Density 373/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 590 to 600 mm
Climate Condition 39*c Maximum and 17*c Minimum
STD Code 04324
Pin Codes 639***
Nearest Airport Trichy Airport (78 km from Karur)
Railway Station Karur railway station, Neelimedu, Karur
Bus Stand Karur Bus Stand, Karur
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04324 257511, collrkar@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number 04324 255340, dphkar@nic.in
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 04324 255805, ceo.tnkar@nic.in
District Employment Office Number 04324 223555, deo.tnkar@nic.in
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04324 256501, dro.tnkar@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04324 255201
District Taluk List 5 Taluks (Karur, Kulithalai, Aravakurichi, Krishnarayapuram, Kadavur)
Head Post Office Phone Number 04324 260029
Karur Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Karur Emergency Numbers

Karur Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Pasupatheeswarar Temple Karur
One of the famous seven Shiva temples, Pasupadeeswarar Temple is located in Karur. This temple has the most ancient hymns and is distinguished by its sculptures. The seven-tiered Rajagopuram is majestically built in this temple.

Mariamman Temple Karur
Mariamman Temple located in the main part of the Karur is very popular. The annual family festival in this temple is going on very smoothly and grantly.

Kalyana Venkattarasami Temple
The Kalyana Venkatramasamy Temple, situated on a small hill at Thanthoni, about 6 kilometers from Karur, is one of the most famous Vaishnava temples in the district. It has the specialty of South Tirupati.

Sri Pugazhimalai Balasubramaniaswamy temple on top of the small hill in Velayuthampalayam is very impressive.

Government Museum Karur
Government Museum is located on Old Dindigul Road at Karur. Archaeologists found coins, stones, and iron pieces belonging to Romans, Chera, Cholan, and Pandiyan Kingdoms, those coins were kept here safely.

Karur District Political Map Updated