Karur

KARUR


Karur Taluk, which was once a part of Coimbatore district, was merged with Tiruchirappalli district during 1910. A separate Karur district was formed on 30th September 1995 by trifurcating Tiruchirappalli district. Initially, Karur District was carved out of the composite Tiruchirapalli district, consisting of three taluks namely, Karur, Kulithalai and Manaparai. Subsequently Manaparai Taluk was decoupled and Musiri Taluk was included in Karur District. Later Musiri Taluk was decoupled from Karur District.

Karur District, with headquarters at Karur, is the most centrally located district of Tamil Nadu. It’s about 371 km south west of Chennai (Madras), the capital of Tamil Nadu.

Karur district is bounded by Namakkal District in the north, Dindigul District in the south, Tiruchirapalli District on the east and Erode District on the west.

Karur district was formed through Government Order 913 dated 30.10.1995.


HISTORY


One of the ancient cities in Tamil Nadu, Karur was ruled by the Cheras, Cholas, the Naickers, and the British successively. There is proof that Karur may have been the centre for old jewellery-making and gem setting (with the gold imported mainly from Rome), as seen from various excavations. According to the Hindu mythology, Brahma began the work of creation here, which is referred to as the "place of the sacred cow."

Karur has a very long history and has been sung by various sangam poets. In history, it has been the battleground of various Tamil Kings like Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallavas because of strategic location. The district has a very rich and varied cultural heritage.

Karuvoor Thevar born in Karur is one among the nine devotees who sung the divine Music Thiruvichaippa, which is the ninth Thirumurai. He is the single largest composer among the nine authors of Thiruvichaippa. He lived during the reign of the great Raja Raja Chola-I. In addition to the famous Siva temple, there is a Vishnu temple at Thiruvithuvakkodu, a suburb of Karur, sung by famous Kulasekara Alwar [7-8th century AD] who was the ruler of Kongu nadu. The same temple is presumably mentioned in epic Silappadikaram as Adaha maadam Ranganathar whose blessings Cheran Senguttuvan sought before his north Indian expedition.

Karur 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 2000 years, and has been a flourishing trading centre even in the early Sangam days. Epigraphical, numismatic, archaeological and literary evidences have proved beyond doubt that Karur was the capital of early Chera kings of Sangam age. It was called Karuvoor or Vanji during Sangam days. There has been a plethora of rare findings during the archaeological excavations undertaken in Karur. These include mat-designed pottery, bricks, mud-toys, Roman coins, Chera Coins, Pallava Coins, Roman Amphorae, Rasset coated ware, rare rings etc. Karur was built on the banks of river Amaravathi which was called Aanporunai during the Sangam days. The names of the early Chera kings who ruled from Karur, have been found in the rock inscriptions in Aru Nattar Malai close to Karur. The Tamil epic Silapathikaram mentions that the famous Chera King Cheran Senguttuvan ruled from Karur. In 150 Greek scholars Ptolemy mentioned “Korevora” (Karur) as a very famous inland trading centre in Tamil Nadu. After the early Cheras, Karur was conquered and ruled by Pandyas followed by Pallavas and later Cholas. Karur was under the rule of Cholas for a long time. Later the Naickers followed by Tipu Sultan also ruled Karur. The British added Karur to their possessions after destroying the Karur Fort during their war against Tipu Sultan in 1783. There is a memorial at Rayanur near Karur for the warriors who lost their lives in the fight against the British in the Anglo-Mysore wars. Thereafter Karur became part of British India and was first part of Coimbatore District and later Tiruchirappalli District.

Karur is also a part of Kongunadu. The history of Kongunadu dates back to the 8th century. The name Kongunadu originated from the term "Kongu", meaning nectar or honey. Kongu came to be called as Kongunadu with the growth of civilization. The ancient Kongunadu country was made up of various districts and taluks which are currently known as Palani, Dharapuram, Karur, Nammakkal, Thiruchengodu, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Satyamangalam, Nilgiris, Avinashi, Coimbatore, Pollachi and Udumalpet. Kongunadu was blessed with enormous wealth, a pleasant climate and distinct features. Kongunadu was ruled over by the Chera, Chola, Pandya, Hoysala, Muslim rulers and finally the British.

GEOGRAPHY

District Collector is the Head of the District administration and District Collector's Office is the centre of District Administration situated in Master Plan Complex in Thanthondrimalai. It is nearly 6 Km from Karur bus stand and 8 Km from Railway Station on the way to Dindigul via Vellianai.

Karur district has 2 Revenue Divisions, 4 Taluks, 2 Municipalities, 13 Town Panchayats and 158 Village Panchayats and 203 Revenue Villages. Karur District has 4 Assembly constituencies of which one is a reserved namely Krishnarayapuram Constituency. Karur Parliamentary constitutes 6 Assembly constituencies, 2 are from Tiruchirappalli revenue district, namely Marungapuri and Thottiam and 4 Assembly Constituencies from Karur.

MINES
MINERAL WEALTH IN KARUR DISTRICT
The Karur District  is comprised with khondolite and charnockite group of rocks, both constituting the Eastern Ghat super group of Archaean age.  The khondolite group comprises sillimanite gneiss with or without garnet, calc granulite and crystalline limestone, while the charnockite group includes magnetite quartzite with or without grunerite, basic granulite and charnockite.  They were all formed due to granulite facies grade metamorphism of preexisting aluminous, calcareous, silicious sediments and basic flows.

LIMESTONE
Low grade to Cement grade limestone is found extensively at Kulithalai Taluk (Thevarmalai,  Melapaguthi, Varavanai, Vellalapatti, Keeranur, Pothuravutham patti, Kalladai, Kaliyapatti etc., villages), at Aravakurichi Taluk (Esanatham, Ammapadi.

Alamarathupatti, Thennilai etc., villages) and K.Pitchampatti of Karur Taluk.  The limestone is being used at Cement industries, as fillers in the fertilizer and in the cem factories.  Presently 30 leases are existing at Karur District.

QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR
Milky to glassy variety of  Quartz and Potash feldspar with an average of 12% potash is the common economic mineral available extensively at Aravakurichi Taluk (Pungambadi-West, Nagampalli, Punjaikalakurichi, Pavithram, Soodamani, Venjamangudalur (East), Aravakurichi, Kodanthur (South), Rajapuram, Kodaiyur etc., villages) less prominently at Kulithalai Taluk   (D.Edayapatti, Sengal, Varavanai, Pannapatti, Vadavambadi etc., Villages)  and at Karur Taluk (Velliyanai- South Village).  High grade Quartz is being exported, low grade used in the manufacture of glass and Feldspar in the ceramic and tile manufacturing industries.  Presently 42 leases are existing at Karur District.

Apart from the above good quality of Gem variety such as Ruby  (cordierite in the cordierite sillimanite gneiss) and beryl (acquamarine in the pegmatite vein in acicular shapes) are the common man’s hunt at Keeranur, Muthunaickenpatti, Varavanai and Pannapatti villages of Kulithalai Taluk. Other gem variety such glassy crystallised quartz, amythist and moonstone (catseye) etc., are also prevalent.


GRANITE
There are good quality of hard rocks which are particularly  available at Kulithalai and Aravakurichi Taluks.  But the rocks available at Thogamalai, Naganur, Kalugur and Porunthalur of Kulithalai Taluk are of export worthy and they are being operated for the extraction of granite blocks both by M/s.TAMIN and private companies. 

ROUGHSTONE AND SAND

The Charnockite rocks are found to occur in K.Paramathi, Punnam areas etc., which are exploited to produce building materials and road metals.  The river sand of Amaravathi and Cauvery finds very good market in the adjacent dis

GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

District Museums are multipurpose Museums like the Central Museum at Chennai. District Museums  are established to preserve the cultural, artistic, natural and scientific objects for the benefit of the public. Twenty District Museums are functioning under the Department of Museums. The District Museums in addition to the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage, entertains the visiting public providing enjoyment and extend educational activities. Popular Lectures, Training Courses, Seminars, Competitions, Exhibitions, Research Guidance, Outreach Programmes, Organised Tours etc., are some of the educational activities of the District Museums.

Admission fee to the entire district Museums. Holidays – Fridays, Second Saturdays and National Holidays. Working Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Entrace  : Rs. 5/- for Adults (Indian Nationals)
Fee  Rs. 3/- for Children below 12 years (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 2/- for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior permission (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 100/- or US $ 2 for Adults (Non-Indian Nationals)

The Museum in karur was opened to the public in 2000. The specimens include bronze items, metal-ware objects, musical instruments, coins, rocks and minerals, fossils, botanical specimens, molluscan shells, and other marine specimens.

The educational activities of this Museum include Guide service, popular lectures etc.

For details contact
Curator,
Government Museum, Daily Market Complex,
Karur Bus Stand, Karur – 639 001.



Rock with Jain Sculpture in Aiyarmalai

EXCAVATIONS AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCES

March 2007:

In Andankoil West, when the earth was dug for construction work in Nathamedu, Saravana Nagar, the construction workers stumbled upon a small of pot of Gold Coins, each weighing 300 Milligrams. The Coins date back to Vijayanagar Empire peroid in 16th Century A.D. There were 53 Gold coins on the whole. Each coin has been in scripted with images of Peacock on one side and Pig on the other side. The coin might have used for regular business transactions and to give as gift to poets and others, as per the Curator of Archeological Department, Karur. The coins were tested for purity. This treasure further establishes the historical importance of Karur.






TOURIST PLACES
Temples
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.

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.

Other temples
The temple in Pugalur situated north west of Karur dedicated to Lord Subramania on a small hill at Velayuthanpalayam near Cauvery  is famous for excellent sculpture. Sri Mariamman Temple is a famous one, which is situated in the heart of the city. It is celebrated periodically during the month of May by all groups of people, irrespective of caste and creed, taking the ‘Kumbum’ from the temple to the Amaravathi river is the glorious one.

Karur district has many big and old temples.

Shree Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple (Thiru Aanilai), Karur
Shree Abayapradhana Ranganathar Temple, Karur
Shree Karuvur Mariyamman Temple, Karur
Thanthondrimalai Shree Kalyana Venkataramanaswamy Temple
Vennaimalai Shree Balathandayuthapani Temple
Pugazhimalai Shree ArupadaiMurugan Temple
Attur Sholiyamman Temple
Vangal Shree Pudhu Vangalamman Temple
Nerur Shree Sadhasiva Bhrameendhraal Temple
Madhukkarai Sellandiyamman Temple
Mahadhanapuram Mahalaksmiamman Temple
Manmangalam Puthu Kaliyamman Temple
Krishnarayapuram Tirukkanmalleswarar Temple
Kadavur Vasantha perumal Temple
Kulithalai Kadambar Temple
Kulithalai Neelameegha perumal Temple
Iyermalai Siva Temple
Shivayam Siva Temple
Lalapet Iyyapan Temple (1st Iyyapa Temple in Tamilnadu)
Lalapet Sri Jaya Anjaneya (300 Years Old)
Togamalai Murugan Temple
Rangamalai Malleeshwarar Temple
Vyakarapuriswarar temple, Puliyur - 13 century temple

Places of interest
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 madham, Meditation, River side park
Kadavur - Ponniyar dam, park

Hotels & Restaurants
Aarthi Hotels 37, west pradakshnam Road 04324-236122
Abirami&Co 41-C, North Street Ph:04324-245553
Abirami Hotels Jawahar Bazaar 04324-262395
Alagappa Mess 18-A, Kamtchi Amman Koil West Ph:04324-236711
Amirtha Hotels 19, Covai Road 04324 - 231314
Sangeetha Restaurant West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 234411, 234433
M R M Mess Sivasakthi Nagar, Ramachandrapuram 04324 - 576204, 257184
Kulandaiappan Unavagam 59, Kamajapuram West 04324 - 234528

K V R Hotels 123, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 264072, 264073, 264074
K S Mess 88, Coavi Road 04324 - 240497
Jeeva Mess 507, Salem Bye Pass Road 04324 - 227781
Hotel Valluvar Pvt Ltd 71, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 234433, 259453, 234411, 570405
Hotel Udayam 781, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 262519
Hotel Thirunavukarasu West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 239963
Hotel Sekar Salem Main Road 04324 - 221781
Hotel Rampriya 10, Bye Pass Road 04324 - 263280
Hotel Pon Amutha Old Bye Pass Road 04324 - 263359
Hotel Perrys 999, Covai Road 04324 - 240764, 240767, 241656
Hotel Padma 159/2, Vaiyapuri Nagar 04324 - 236040
Hotel Manoharan Covai Road 04324 - 274598
Hotel Manohara 60, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 260534
Hotel Hemala 9, Police Lane Street 04324 - 262923, 262924, 263422, 263423, 263424
Hotel Arun 87, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249306
Hotel Archana 70, Car Street 04324 - 264190
Hotel Anand 85, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 231651
Hotel Amutham 73-E, Dindugul Road 04324 - 260244
Hotel Ammaiappar Manmangalam 04324 - 220204
Hotel Amirtha 19/11, Covai Road 04324 - 237676
Hotel Amarjothi 37, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249947
Gurunji Hotel 28-E, Main Road, Vaiyapuri Nagar 04324 - 237676
Cheran Mess Opp. SP Office, Thanthoni Malai 04324 - 256272
Ashok Bhavan Hotel 82, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249566
Aravind Unavagam Semmadai 04324 - 222233
Aravind Unavagam 15, Chinnakulathu Palayam 04324 - 221594
Aruna Hotel 47, Velusamy Puram 04324 - 225849
Arul Jothii Hotels Azad Road 04324 - 261577
Annai Mess 42/A, Kamaraja Puram North 04324 - 237061
Amutham Restaurant Covai Road 04324 - 240797
Amutha Hotel 737, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 261459
Amaravathi Garden Restaurants 7, Annamalai Street 04324 - 236142
Alankar Hotels 973/1, Covai Road 04324 - 241072
Alagappa Mess 18-A, Kamatchi Amman Koil West 04324 - 236711
Abirami Hotels Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 262395, 264261
Abirami & Co 41-C, North Street 04324 - 245553
Aarthi Hotels 37, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 236122, 236133

Hospitals
Abirami Dental Clinic, 31-E, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 232415
Akhila Childrens Hosiptal, Covai Road, 04324 - 240345
Amaravathi Nursing Home, 04324 - 232497
Amaravathi Hospital, 26, Ramanujam Nagar, 04324 - 231333
Ananth Dental Clinic, Muruganathapuram South, 04324 - 239586
Arvind Detal Clinic, 87, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 234834
Deepa Kannan Hosiptal, Muthu Nagar, 04324 - 274999
G V Hospital, Thiru Vi Ka Road, 04324 - 241431
Government Hospital, 04324 - 231760, 274280
ESI Dispensary, 18/88, Alamara Street, 04324 – 232400
Jeeva Shakthi Energy Clinic, 69, Dindugul Road, 04324 – 263630
K G Hospital, 99, Old Bye Pass Road, 04324 - 262777, 263666
K P Hospital, 96, Vaiyapuri Nagar, 04324 - 231789
K V S Clinic, 59, Narasimma Puram South, 04324 - 262389
Karuvurar Siddha Maruthuvam, 1/3, Muruganathapuram South, 04324 - 239903
Kugan Hospital, Ramanujam Nagar, 04324 - 236299
Madhu Nursing Home, 98, Old Bye Pass Road, 04324 - 260834
Popular Hospital, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 232686
S & V Loga Hospital Pvt Ltd, Allwin Nagar, Covai Road, 04324 - 248079, 240645
Sakthi Vilas Vydhyasalai, 53, Srinivasapuram, 04324 - 260087

Sankar Eye Hospital, Covai Road, 04324 - 241378, 240317
Speed Cure Pain Removal Hospital, No. 4, C S I Church Complex, Church Corner, 04324 - 249242
S S Maruthuvamanai, Thanthoni Malai, 04324 - 255233
Swamy Atmanada Sri Saradhapuri, 04324 - 257382
V C Nursing Home, Ramanujam Nagar, 04324 – 235651

Medical Shops and Agencies
Annai Medical Agencies, 124, Srinivasapuram, 04324 - 261966
Ahamed Basheer O C, 46, Trichy Main Road, 04324 - 242382
Amman Medicals, 15, Car Street, 04324 - 261437
Amman Medical, 210, VIP Nagar, 04324 - 233607
Anbu Medicals, Salem Road, 04324 - 221805
Anila Pharma, 30/17, Pasupathipuram, 04324 - 249798
Annamalai Medical, 26-A, Srinivasapuram, 04324 - 263748
Annamalai Medicals, 207, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 264321
Annamalai Medicals, 35, Saminathapuram North, 04324 - 238717
Balaji Medicals, New Street, 04324 - 237996
Bharath Medical, 26, Chairman Ramanujam Street, 04324 - 235703
Bawa Medicals, 962, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 240721
Bawa Medicals (Branch), 108, Vaiyapuri Nagar, Covai Road, 04324 - 249922
Delux Medicals, 149, Pasupathi Palayam, 04324 - 245094
Dhanavathri Medical, 19, South Street, 04324 - 263163
Dheeran Pharmaceuticals, 89, Vaiyapuri Nagar IV Cross, 04324 - 233359
Geetha Medicals, 21, Covai Road, 04324 - 235242
India Medicals, 443/1, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 263034
Jai Anjeneya Medicals, Gadhi Gramam, 04324 - 245029
Jeyam Medicals, 299, Venga Medu, 04324 - 222215
Johnson Medicare Services, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 234222
K G R Nattu Maruthu Kadia, 710, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 264501
K N K Nattu Maruthu Kadai, 350, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 – 262521
Karthick Medical Agency, 16/35, Lakshmipuram, 04324 - 264575, 264675
Karthick Medical, 28-B, Ramanujam Street, 04324 – 236226
Karur Medical, 32-B, Covai Road, 04324 – 232902
Karuvai Medical, 26, Ramanujam Nagar, 04324 - 231222
Kaviarasu Medical, 34, Narasimma Puram North, 04324 - 262187
Keerthi Medicals, 64, New Street, 04324 - 576055
Krishnan R, 19, Narasimma Puram South, 04324 - 263894
Kumaran Medical, 9-D-5, Ramakrishna Puram East, 04324 - 234613
Lakshmi Medical, 405, Salem Main Road, 04324 - 222272
Lakshmi Medicals, Venga Medu, 04324 - 220244
M M Medical, 523, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 – 262494
Maharaja Medicals, 659, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 – 261649
Malar Medical, 255, Salem Main Road, 04324 – 220504
Malathi Medical, 28, Rayanur, 04324 – 257317
Mariya Medical, 27, Ramanujam Nagar, 04324 - 231936
Mathina Medical, 58-A, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 239970
Modern Medical Stores, 31, Narasimma Puram Middle Street, 04324 - 260317
Nataraja Medicals Agencies, 9, West Madavilagam, 04324 - 263552, 264552
Navaladi Medical, 213-A, Vaiyapuri Nagar, 04324 - 239569
New Covai Medicals, Covai Road, 04324 - 248255
New Saraswathi Medicals, 130, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 238609
PLA Pharma, K P M Nagar, 04324 – 248693
Pasupathi Medical, 68-A, Pasupathi Palayam, 04324 – 246640
Prabu Medicals, Venga Medu, 04324 – 221083
Prasad Medical, 17, Alamara Street, 04324 – 236473
Premier Medicals, Old Bye Pass Road, 04324 – 262372
Prince Medicals & General, 73, Mettu Street, 04324 – 261613
Radha Medicals, Thiruman Nilaiyur, 04324 – 256349
Ramalingam K, 48, South Street, 04324 – 264417
Ramya Medical, 62-B, Narasimma Puram South, 04324 - 262061
Rasi Medical Agencies, 26, Chinnadan Koil Road, 04324 - 241790
Rotary Medical Centre, 46, 50 Feet Road, Venga Medu, 04324 - 221444
Royal Medical, 94, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 238653
Saila Medical, 212, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 262493
Santhi Medical, 686, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 264654
Saraswathi Medical, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 239373
Sathana Medicals, 54-E, Pugalur Road, Church Corner, 04324 - 575647
Sathya Medicals, Thanthoni Malai, 04324 - 255545
Senthil Pharmacy, 7, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 238110
Shakthi Medicals, 673, Jawahar Bazaar, 04324 - 260464
Sakthi Pharmacy, 31 A/1, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 576274
Shanmuga Medicals, 54, Thiru Vi Ka Road, 04324 - 261226
Shifa Medicals, Vaiyapuri Nagar, 04324 - 236170
Singhson Durgs, 20-C, Vethathri Salai, Vanga Palayam, 04324 - 223295
Sivam Medicals, 8-A, Erode Main Road, 04324 - 225174
Sree Meenakshi Pharma, 31A-2, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 238813
Sri Akalya Medical, 62-A, Rajaji Street, 04324 – 232645
Sri Amman Medicals, Vaiyapuri Nagar, 04324 – 233607
Sri Amman Pharmacy, 18-A, Rajaji Street, 04324 – 231294
Sri Bala Medical, 88, Covai Road, 04324 - 241848
Sri Devi Pharmaceutical, 89, South Streeet, 04324 - 261864
Sri Ganesh Medicals, 818, Covai Road, 04324 - 263979
Sri Jeyam Medicals, Pasupathi Palayam, 04324 - 243193
Sri Kannan Medical, 67/2, Pasupathi Palayam, 04324 - 246804
Sri Lakshmi Drugs Stores, 34, Narasimma Puram North, 04324 - 263124
Sri Lakshmi Pharma, 2, Ramakrishna Puram, 04324 - 259530
Sri Mahalakshmi Medicals, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 309537
Sri Meenakshi Medical, 49-A, Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 249945
Sri Murugan Medical, 97, Covai Road, 04324 – 236553
Sri Murugan Medicals, 9, Anna Salai, 04324 – 241912
Sri Sakthi Pharmaceutical, 124-B, Srinivasapuram, 04324 – 262494
Sri Sowri Pharma, 45, Rajaji Street, 04324 – 231716
Sri Sowri Pharma, 86, South Street, 04324 - 261525, 261558, 261582
Sri Venu Medical, 5-S, Narasimma Puram, 04324 – 260048
Srinivasan Medical, 29, Covai Road, 04324 – 231129
Sri Sowri Pharma, 86, South Street, 04324 - 261525, 261558, 261582
Sri Venu Medical, 5-S, Narasimma Puram, 04324 – 260048
Srinivasan Medical, 29, Covai Road, 04324 – 231129
Subam Medical, 55, Rajaji Street, 04324 - 237522
T S A Pharma, 9, Anna Malai Streeet, 04324 - 235371
Tamil Nadu Medicals, 28-A, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 249432
Tamil Pharmacy, 57, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 237860
Thamarai Medical, 15, Cavery Nagar, 04324 - 244466
Udayam Medicals, B-11, Gandhi Gramam Main Road, 04324 - 246354
Uma Medicals, Venga Medu, 04324 - 575055
Vijay Medicals, Senguntha Puram, 04324 - 236612
Vijay Sri Medicals, Alamara Street, 04324 - 238940
Vimala Medicals, 40/81-A, West Pradakshnam Road, Opp. Bus Stand, 04324 - 249313
Valluvar Medicals, 126/C, Old Bye Pass Road, 04324 - 240186
Vasan Medicals, 86, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 234293
Vasavi Medicals, 7/A, Kamaraj Road, 04324 - 264922
Vijay Medicals, Kamaraja Puram North, 04324 - 259232
Welcome Medicals, Muruganathapuram, 04324 - 261672
Yaacin Medicals, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 235873.

Pharmaceuticals
Anila Pharma, 30/17, Pasupathipuram, 04324 - 249798
Dheeran Pharmaceuticals, 89, Vaiyapuri Nagar IV Cross, 04324 – 233359
PLA Pharma, K P M Nagar, 04324 – 248693
Senthil Pharmacy, 7, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 - 238110
Sakthi Pharmacy, 31 A/1, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 576274
Sree Meenakshi Pharma, 31A-2, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 238813
Sri Amman Pharmacy, 18-A, Rajaji Street, 04324 - 231294
Sri Devi Pharmaceutical, 89, South Streeet, 04324 - 261864
Sri Lakshmi Pharma, 2, Ramakrishna Puram, 04324 - 259530
Sri Sakthi Pharmaceutical, 124-B, Srinivasapuram, 04324 - 262494
Sri Sowri Pharma, 45, Rajaji Street, 04324 - 231716
Sri Sowri Pharma, 86, South Street, 04324 - 261525, 261558, 261582
T S A Pharma, 9, Anna Malai Streeet, 04324 - 235371
Tamil Pharmacy, 57, West Pradakshnam Road, 04324 – 237860

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Govt arts college, Thanthonimalai, Ph: 04324-257642, 257632
Amaravathi Education Trust, Evrcart, Main road,
ICFAI National College, 1044, Covai road
Kongu College of arts & Science, Deeran Chinnamalai Nagar, Ph:04324-220304
M Kumarsamy College of Engineering, Thalavapalayam, Ph:04324-270755
Karur Polytechnic, Erode Road, Ph:04324-225290
Shanmuga Institute of Nursing&Phara Medical science, Therasa Nagar,
VSB Engineering College, Karudayampalayam, Ph: 04324-286408
Valluvar Catering& Hotel

Bharathi Nursery& Primary, Santhanakalipalayam, Ph:04324-222350
C S I Hr Sec School, Azad Road, Ph:04324-262469
Kongu Vellar Matriculation School, Vaiyapuri Nagar, Ph:04324-232363
Kumar high school, Athikrishnapuram, Ph:04324-264689
Little Angels English School, Vanniamman Kovil Street, Ph:04324-260639
M H S S School, Azad road, Ph:04324-262073
Morning Star High School, Ph:04324-235054
Macmillan Matriculation School, 90, Arunachala Nagar, 04324-246210
Lords Park Matriculation School, Krishna garden, Ph:04324- 264638
L N V N Educational Trust, 43, rajaji road, Ph:04324-238310
Kumar high school, Athikrishnapuram, Ph:04324-264689
K V B O A English School, Ph:04324-225271
Guru Vidyalaya School, chinnandan koil Road, Ph:04324-240172
Govt Girls Hr Sec School, Car street, 04324-237237
Cheran Matriculation School, Ramakrishna Purm
C S I Boys Hr Sec School, Police lane
CSI Home For Children, North Pradakshnam Road, 04324-232081
CSI Girls Hr Sec School, North Pradakshnam Road, CSI Santhi Nilayam, Senginthar Nagar, 04324-220125
CJ Nursery & Primary School, Industrial Estate, Ph:04324-242280
Brindavan Matriculation School, Gadhi Gramam North, Ph:04324-245884
Balar Kalikkoodam Nursery, Sannathi street, Ph:04324-261328
Govt Hr Sec School, Thanthoni Malai, Ph:04324-256646
Ashram Hr Sec School, Manavadi, Ph:04324-299175
Annai Vidyalaya Angila Palli, 100-A, Periyar Salai, Ph:04324-221701
Andavar Matric School, Thanthoni malai, Ph:04324-256803
Amaravathi Matric School, S Vellalapatti, Ph:04324-245854
Hotels & Restaurants
Aarthi Hotels 37, west pradakshnam Road 04324-236122
Abirami&Co 41-C, North Street Ph:04324-245553
Abirami Hotels Jawahar Bazaar 04324-262395
Alagappa Mess 18-A, Kamtchi Amman Koil West Ph:04324-236711
Amirtha Hotels 19, Covai Road 04324 - 231314
Sangeetha Restaurant West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 234411, 234433
M R M Mess Sivasakthi Nagar, Ramachandrapuram 04324 - 576204, 257184
Kulandaiappan Unavagam 59, Kamajapuram West 04324 - 234528
K V R Hotels 123, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 264072, 264073, 264074
K S Mess 88, Coavi Road 04324 - 240497
Jeeva Mess 507, Salem Bye Pass Road 04324 - 227781
Hotel Valluvar Pvt Ltd 71, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 234433, 259453, 234411, 570405
Hotel Udayam 781, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 262519
Hotel Thirunavukarasu West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 239963
Hotel Sekar Salem Main Road 04324 - 221781
Hotel Rampriya 10, Bye Pass Road 04324 - 263280
Hotel Pon Amutha Old Bye Pass Road 04324 - 263359
Hotel Perrys 999, Covai Road 04324 - 240764, 240767, 241656
Hotel Padma 159/2, Vaiyapuri Nagar 04324 - 236040
Hotel Manoharan Covai Road 04324 - 274598
Hotel Manohara 60, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 260534
Hotel Hemala 9, Police Lane Street 04324 - 262923, 262924, 263422, 263423, 263424
Hotel Arun 87, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249306
Hotel Archana 70, Car Street 04324 - 264190
Hotel Anand 85, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 231651
Hotel Amutham 73-E, Dindugul Road 04324 - 260244
Hotel Ammaiappar Manmangalam 04324 - 220204
Hotel Amirtha 19/11, Covai Road 04324 - 237676
Hotel Amarjothi 37, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249947
Gurunji Hotel 28-E, Main Road, Vaiyapuri Nagar 04324 - 237676
Cheran Mess Opp. SP Office, Thanthoni Malai 04324 - 256272
Ashok Bhavan Hotel 82, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 249566
Aravind Unavagam Semmadai 04324 - 222233
Aravind Unavagam 15, Chinnakulathu Palayam 04324 - 221594
Aruna Hotel 47, Velusamy Puram 04324 - 225849
Arul Jothii Hotels Azad Road 04324 - 261577
Annai Mess 42/A, Kamaraja Puram North 04324 - 237061
Amutham Restaurant Covai Road 04324 - 240797
Amutha Hotel 737, Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 261459
Amaravathi Garden Restaurants 7, Annamalai Street 04324 - 236142
Alankar Hotels 973/1, Covai Road 04324 - 241072
Alagappa Mess 18-A, Kamatchi Amman Koil West 04324 - 236711
Abirami Hotels Jawahar Bazaar 04324 - 262395, 264261
Abirami & Co 41-C, North Street 04324 - 245553
Aarthi Hotels 37, West Pradakshnam Road 04324 - 236122, 236133

Trust
Chep Trust, 78, Rani Mangammal Street, 04324 - 233105
Kanmani Trust, Bharathiyar Nagar, Thanthoni Malai, 04324 – 256553
Karuvai Charitable Trust, 16, Ramakrishna Puram North, 04324 – 230923
Pasumai Ulagam Trust Of India, 62/2, Main Road, Thanthoni Malai, 04324 - 255707
Physco Trust, 145, Vaiyapuri Nagar, 04324 - 249482
Valluvar Educational Trust, 20/29, Madurai Bye Pass Road, Opp. LVB Nagar, 04324 – 241883



Cinema Halls
Ajantha, 04324 - 274020
Amutha, 04324 - 232259
Ellora, 04324 - 232408
Gowrisankar, 04324 - 220394
Kalai Arangam, 04324 - 232598
Kavithalaya, 04324 - 232698
Lakshmiram, 04324 - 260003
Pon Amutha, 04324 - 233459
Thinnappa, 04324 - 232757
Vetri, 04324 – 246878

DISTANCE CHART OF NEARBY DISTRICTS


District         Distance from Karur(in kms)

Chennai              412
Coimbatore         123
Dindigul                74
Erode                  65
Madurai              140
Salem                100
Tiruchchirapalli      76