Karur District of
is bounded by
in the north,
in the south,
in the west and
in the east. History reveals that Karur was an ancient battleground.
Karur District has an area of 2,895 sq km and a population of over 1 million. The common languages spoken are Tamil,
Telugu, English and
Urdu. Rice, millets, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingelly and cotton are the major agricultural crops. The Chettinad Cement Factory and Puliyur Sugar Factory are situated in Karur District.
Karur District has a rich cultural heritage. The Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple at Thanthoni and Pasupatheswarar Temple at Karur are the main tourist centers. Kadambar Koil and Iyer Malai at Kulittalai, Mariamman Temple, Vennaimalai and Pasupatheswarar Temple at Karur and Venjamangudalur Temple at
Venjamangudalur are some of the pilgrim centers in Karur District.