A town near the river Cauvery, Kolathur falls under the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Considered a midpoint for the neighbouring villages, Kolathur is an important transit point that connects Karnataka (M.M.Hills, Kollegal, Mysore) and Tamil Nadu. the shopping centre and Friday market in Kolathur attracts a lot of people from neighbouring villages. Moreover the town’s proximity to Mettur Dam (11kms) also makes it a much visited transit point.
Places to Stay
There are affordable options available to stay near Kolathur. Travellers can also stay at Salem in places like Laila Gold Palace, Salem (Tariff-Rs.1,004.) and Hotel New Tamilnadu (tariff- Rs.881).
The annual temple festivals in town attract a lot of people.
Tamil is the chief language spoken here while Kannada is also commonly used.
Places to Visit
The places to visit in this town are the temples, which are the Periyanayaki Amman temple, the Kundathu Madheswaran Temple and the Sugavaneswarar Temple. The Siddeswara temple and Palamalai hills near town are popular picnic destinations during summer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Salem.
Metur Dam Railway Station islocated close to Kolathur; while the Salem Junction Railway Station is about 48kms away.
Being a transit point a lot of buses pass via Kolathur. There are great bus operators like KPN and Kallada Travels that run services every day. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.