©

Karur District trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Karur District

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Tamil Nadu  /  Karur District
Karur District is a district located very centrally along the Kaveri and Amaravathi rivers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The main town in Karur District is the city of Karur, which is also the district headquarters. The district had a population of 1,064,493 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for every 1,000 males.HistoryKarur 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 center even in the early Sangam days. In the ancient and medieval times, the area was ruled by the Cheras, Gangas and Cholas. Karur was the capital of Cheras.The Pasupatheesvarar Temple sung by Thirugnana Sambhandar, in Karur was built by the Chola kings in the 7th century. Later the Nayakars 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.Taluk and District formationPost British annexure to Madras presidency, Karur became a taluk headquarters and was first part of Coimbatore District and later Tiruchirappalli District. Karur taluk was formed as a district on 30 September 1995 by bifuricating Tiruchirappalli district.Geography and climateWith headquarters at Karur, it is the centrally located district of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded by Namakkal district in the north, Dindigul district in the south, Tiruchirapalli district on the east and Erode & Tiruppur districts on the west. Karur is located at 10°57'° N 78°4'° E has an average elevation of 122m. It is about 371km south west of Chennai (Madras), the state capital of Tamil Nadu.
Karur District is in Tamil Nadu. Make Karur District central to your India travel plans using our India trip planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Karur District

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit in Karur District

Where to stay in Karur District

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Best Deals Guaranteed
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Karur District

3 days in Karur BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Karur District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 53 days in Karur District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Munnar & Karur BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Karur District & Chidambaram BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Karur & Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA June, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Karur District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Karur BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Karur BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Karur & Kodaikanal BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Karur District BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans