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Karur Travel Guide

One of the largest cities of the South India, Karur is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and is a beautiful city to visit. Located on the banks of Amravati River, the city is ........

One of the largest cities of the South India, Karur is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and is a beautiful city to visit. Located on the banks of Amravati River, the city is the administrative headquarters of the district. Karur possesses very rich and diverse cultural heritage.

The history of Karur is 2000 years old and the place has played an important role in the evolution of the beliefs and values of the Tamils. Karur is believed to have been ruled by the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas and it has inherited the cultural heritage from all of these.

Karur travel guide is full of references to the historically significant places in the city. Being one of the very ancient towns of the state, Karur had played a vital role in shaping the culture of the state. Karur was also called as Vanci Moothur, the prehistoric city of Vanji and was pronounced as Karoura, an inland capital of the Cheras. As per a legend, Lord Brahma started the work of creation at Karur, which is referred as the "place of the sacred cow”. It is considered as the battle land of different Tamil Kings such as Cheras, Cholas and Pandya due to its strategic location in Kongu Nadu.

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How to Reach Karur
Located on the banks of Amaravathi River, Karur serves as the administrative headquarters of Karur District of Tamil Nadu. Karur is not only a historical land, but also a centre of prominent government educational institutions, schools and colleges. Being rich in history and culture, Karur has few historical attractions like Kalyana Venkataramasami Temple and Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple. It can be reached conveniently from different parts of Tamil Nadu via road, rail and air.
 
How to Reach Karur by Air
 
Tiruchirapalli International Airport serves as the nearest airport to Karur. If direct flights are not available from distant cities, visitors can take connecting flights till Tiruchirapalli. From the airport bus service is available for Karur. The next nearest airport to Karur is Chennai International Airport.
 
How to Reach by Road
 
Two national highways pass through Karur. Long distant buses of state government connects Karur to important cities of the south including Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Thirupathi, Thiruchendur and Thoothukudi. One can also reach Karur by buses from Erodeand Vangal. Private buses are also available, though fares are a bit expensive.
 
How to Reach Karur by Rail
 
Karur Junction railway station serves the city of Karur. Several trains from other towns and cities of Tamil Nadu connect Karur on a regular basis. If visitors coming from distant cities do not get a train till Karur, then they can board a train till Chennai by rail and then travel to Karur by road. 

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What are the best places to eat in Karur?

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Ashok Kumar

Thalapakatti, hemala hotel, a2b, hotel valkuvar

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Where can I get local souvenirs in Karur?

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mugamad kumar

Can you please suggest some good economy hotels ?

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Please suggest best restaurant in karur.

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Is there any massage parlour for men in Karur ?

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How is the PLA Ram Residency in Karur?

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Saravanan Sara

I will reach at 6.30 am. so, suggest me 24 hours check out hotels.

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PLA Ram residency

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Please suggest hotels near Karur Railway Station.

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i need a information about hotels in karur

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Do App based Taxi services operate in Karur?

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Rajeshkumar Veerasigamani

What's the best place for a romantic meal in Karur?

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Kamal Maheshwari

Kakka muttai Restaurant, Dindigul Velu Briyani Hotel (Best Non Veg Hotels/Best Briyani Hotels/Non Veg Restaurant) and Sivmurugaa

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