Velayuthampalayam Bypass, a town in Tamil Nadu’s Karur district, is known for the 2,500 years old Pugali Malai, Balasubramaniswamy Temple. Situated on the banks of Cauvery river, this town is also home to Smanarkal Cave. The best months to visit this place are between November and January.
Places to Stay
Velayuthampalayam has very little option when it comes to accommodation, but its district headquarters, Karur (20 km) has a number of good hotels. Some of them include Hotel Valluvar (Tariff –Rs.1,000), Aarthi Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Residency Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Tamil is the official language of Velayuthampalayam.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
There are several temples worth visiting here. But the most prominent of them all is the Pugali Malai, Balasubramaniswamy Temple situated within the town. Other places of interest include Thottakuritchi (2.8 km) and Kagithapuram (3 km).
How to Get There
Tiruchirapalli International Airport, located about 87 km away is the closest to the town.
Velayuthampalayam Bypass has no railway station of its own. Karur junction at 17.4 km away is the closest one.
As the town is located on the Parmathy-Velur highway, it has good road connectivity. Buses are available from Erode, Karur, Chennai and Vangal. City Express Travels, Roadstar Travels are some of the operators catering to passengers on this route. Now, you can easily log on to www.ticketgoose.com, look up for your favourite operator and book bus ticket online.