Transport in KarurBeing one of the most prominent cities of the state it is imperative that it needs to be well connected to all the other parts of the country. Being a trade centre where people from various nearby towns come to sell and buy agricultural commodities, Karur is well connected to all the nearby places. Since Karur is a tourist attraction which makes people from not just Tamil nadu but all around the country to visit Karur, it has developed good transport facilities for its visitors. Whether it is roadways or railways, Karur has well managed all of its modes of transport and strives to develop it more and more over the years.
Roadways in KarurIf you visit Karur you would see that the roadways are quite well developed here. There are two national highways namely NH 7 (Kashmir to Kanyakumari) and NH 67 (Nagapattanam –Trichy-Karur-Coimbatore-Ooty) that run through Karur. This has made transportation to and from Karur very convenient. Within the city there are certain important roads like Chinna Aandankoil road, Jawahar bazaar road, MG road, Sengunthapram main road and Pugalur road which keep all the places within the city well connected to each other. Taxis and autos ply in Karur and they can be booked in advance. However if you arrive at Karur station, autos are always the cheaper and conveninet option.The auto fares are reasonable and have fixed prices for different parts of the city.There are government buses as well as private buses in Karur but the prices of private buses are higher. You would find a good frequency of buses that go to all the nearby towns and also other states from Muthu Kumaraswamy bus stop in Karur that is situated at the heart of the city. With a frequency of 5 mins to 30 mins, buses ply from Karur to Coimbatore, Erode, Ooty, Palani, Trichy, Kulithalai, Salem, and Bangalore. Most of the long distance buses are operated by the State Express Transport Corporation. Hence if you wish to travel around Karur, you would be able to do so without much hassle.
Railways in KarurKarur is a part of the Indian railway network under the Salem division of the Southern Zone. Karur is a railway junction with 5 platforms and hence you would find mostly all of the trains running down south passing through Karur. Many of the trains from the major cities of the country pass through Karur. It is connected by broad gauge lines to cities like Tuticorin,Salem and Dindigul. Some of the important trains that pass through Karur are Thirunalveli -Jammu Tawi Express, Mangalore-Chennai Egmore Express and Nagercoil- Mumbai CST Express.
Passenger trains in KarurApart from long distance trains there are regular passenger trains from Karur to all the nearby cities that is available everyday. Karur is also well connected by passenger trains to all the nearby cities like Coimbatore, Trichy, Palghat town, Namakkal, Erode, Madurai, and Salem.
Karur Junction Phone Number: 04324-274106
Airports near KarurAlthough there are no airports situated in Karur, the nearest airports to Karur are situated in Trichy (78km), Coimbatore (122km), Salem (100km) and Madurai (135km). Trichy is the most convenient one since its the nearest to Karur. You can always hire a taxi to Karur which would cost about Rs. 1200.
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