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Karur : Overview
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Area Size :  5.96 Sq. Km.   Population :  0.076 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Tamil, Telugu, English and Urdu  

Karur is a large town and a municipality in Karur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu situated on the banks of Amaravati. Karur district was formed on 30 September 1995 by trifurcating Tiruchirappalli district. It is the administrative headquarters of Karur District. Karur has a very long history and has been sung by various sangam poets. It has been the battleground of various Tamil Kings like Chera, Chola and Pandya because of its strategic location in Kongu Nadu (Coimbatore). The district has a very rich and varied cultural heritage. The district is made fertile by the perennial flows of the Kaveri River on the northern side(Thavittupalayam, Vangal, Muniyappanur, Mayanur, Kulithalai) and also the Amaravati, Nalkasi and Noyyal rivers. Its economy is mainly agrarian. Presently, the district is famous worldwide for its handloom products.


Average daily temperature in Karur during January is around 23 °C, though the temperature rarely falls below 17 °C.

The average annual rainfall is about 855 mm. The city gets most of its seasonal rainfall from the north-east monsoon winds, from late September to mid November.


Karur is well connected with rest of India through all modern means of transportation. There are 2 National highways NH-7 North South Corridor(Kashmir to Kanyakumari) Varanasi - Kanyakumari) and NH-67 (Nagapattinam - Trichy - Karur - Coimbatore - Ooty that ply through Karur.


Karur (Station Code - KRR) is connected to the Indian Railways network. Trains from Mysore to Tuticorin, Mangalore to Chennai, Coimbatore to Mayiladuthurai Janshatabdi Express and Mysore to Mayiladuthurai, Nagercoil to CST Mumbai, Rameswaram to Okha and Tirunelveli to Jammu Tawi via New Delhi, Rohtak, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot (Chakki Bank) travel via Karur. Karur is also connected by rail to major towns like Trichy, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tirupathy, Mumbai. AIRPORT The nearest airports are in Tiruchi (78 km), Salem (100 km), Coimbatore (122 km) and Madurai (135 km).


The nearest major sea port is at Cochin (280 km), Tuticorin (344 km) and Chennai (332 km).

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