The Museum 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.
Located at Daily Market Complex, Karur Bus
Stand, Karur-639 001.
Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple :
Kalyana Venkattaramasami temple at Thanthondi
Hill, about 5 kms 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. Ph : 04324-257531.
Bus Body Building Industry :
Karur District is
very famous for its Bus Body building industry.
In and around Karur, there are several small and
large industries catering to the need within
Tamilnadu as also out side the state. And also
heavy vehicle’s chains manufacturing companies
are more in the city.
Tamil Nadu News Print and Papers Ltd. :
known as TNPL the country’s largest non-wood
based paper maker was established in the early
80’s at Pugalur near Karur. It is acknowledged
as the world leader in the technology for
manufacture of newsprint from bagasse which
became operational from January 1996. Ph :
Pasupatheeswarar Temple :
Karur town is one of
the seven sacred sthalams (place) of Sivalayams
and is well known for famous Pasupathees warar
Temple. The group of sculptures representing
Pasupatheeswa ralingam as high as five feet,
bathed by the milk oozing from the rudder of a
cow and Rangamatha are noted for sculptural
beauty. Ph : 04324-262010.
Other Temples :
The temple in Pugalur situated
north west of Karur dedicated to Lord Subramania
on a small hill at Velayuthan-palayam near
Cauvery is famous for excellent sculpture. Sri
Mariamman Temple is a famous one, which is
situated in the heart of the city. The festival
celebrated 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 a glorious event.