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.