Kiranur is a prominent town in Pudukkottai District
and is located 24 km north Pudukkottai
on the Pudukkottai-Tiruchirappalli
Road. It is the headquarters of the Kolattur Taluk.
A 9th-century Shiva Temple with many important inscriptions is the main attraction of the place. Pre-historic burial sites have also been excavated from here.
Today, Kiranur is an important business center and a junction on the Pudukkottai – Tiruchirappalli Road.
The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli Airport. Kiranur Railway Station (Keeranur Railway Station) is on the Pudukkottai-Tiruchirappalli line.