A Municipality in Ariyalur district in Tamil Nadu, Ariyalur, one of the busiest towns in the region, is well-known for the cement industries. The famous Kangaikonda Cholapuram and the Kaliyaperumaal Temple is situated near Ariyalur, which was built by the King Rajendra Cholan of the Chola Dynasty. The place became famous when fossils of dinosaur where excavated near here. The town has huge reserves of lignite and limestone.
Places to Stay
Places like Indra Hotel, Anitha Hotel and Maruthi Hotel in Ariyalur offer affordable accommodation that starts from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual ‘Car festival’ (March/April) held at the Sri Kaliyaperumal temple is a major attraction in Ariyalur.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Other than the Perumal temple in the heart of town, Gangaikondacholapuram and Sri Kaliyaperumal temple (5kms) and the Vettakudi - Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary (3kms) are places to visit in Ariyalur. The Meenakshi Sundaraeshwarar Temple in Melapalur (15kms from Ariyalur) is also visited by tourists who come to Ariyalur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Thanjavur Airport (47.64Kms).
Ariyalur Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Rajive Nagar Bus Stop, Perambalur Bus Bay, Sendurai Bus Bay, Ariyalur Bus Stand, Trichy Bus Bay and Thanjayur Bus Bay in the town run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SPS Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com offers several bus ticket booking discount from time to time, avail of it while buying your tickets online.