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Karur has an old world charm about it and blends well with its status as an established industrial centre. The city is known for its cottage and handloom industry. Being one of the oldest towns in the city, exploring Karur will offer up slices of history in all its glory.

Dotted with famous temples noted for the sculptures, architecture and history, Karur is a traveller's delight and especially for the culture buffs. If you are lucky, you could witness the famous Kumbum festival which is celebrated more for its communal harmony. People cutting across caste, creed and sect partake of the spirit of this festival at Arulmigu Mariamman temple located in the heart of Karur. You can't miss Arulmigu Kalyana Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Thanthonimalai which is known as South Thirupathi. 

Drop in at the Government museum and immerse in the collection of bronze items, metal-ware objects, musical instruments, coins, rocks and minerals, fossils, botanical specimens, molluscan shells and other marine specimens.  

Schedule your visit during the time of festivals and these grandiose temple festivals in Karur is an experience for a lifetime. You may also head to Ponnaniar dam, a scenic locale near Pooncholai village of Kadavoor hill region in Karur district. Constructed at the foot of the Semmalai, this dam nourishes the fertile soil in the neighbouring area. If you are in Karur, take a drive to Mayanur Barrage, one of the famous tourist attractions in Karur District. It is situated in the bank of the River Cauvery.

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