Also known as ‘Komarapalayam’, Kumarapalayam is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the Namakkal district. Komarapalayam and Bhavani happen to be twin cities, divided by the Cauvery river. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Salem at a distance of 63 km east. Those with a drive to experience traditional Tamil culture and way of life can try this place out. It is also known as ‘textile town’ because of its famous textile industries.
Places to Stay
Being a town, are no proper places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Salem for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vasantham Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Salem Castle Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Laila Gold Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The place does not have anything interesting to offer in terms of tourist sites, but the neighbouring city of Salem has a lot of good tourist destinations worth a visit. The main attractions of the city are its places of worship. Some of the most prominent among them are Kottai Mariamman Temple, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, ISKON Temple, the Jama Masjid built by Tipu Sultan, Infant Jesus Church and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport at a distance of 77 km.
Salem Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 61 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are available from both Coimbatore and Salem. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.