(Last Updated on : 21/11/2012)
Aravakurichi is located in Karur district
in the state of Tamil Nadu
. It is a Taluk headquarters and a panchayat town situated at 10.77°N 77.92°E. The town has an average elevation of 174 m. the town is located along the Varanasi
National Highway 7. Aravakurichi is under the Karur Lok Sabha
Demography of Aravakurichi
According to the Indian census report of 2001, Aravakurichi had a population of 11,273. The males constitute 50% and females constitute 50% of the population. The average literacy rate here is 70%. It is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 55% and the female literacy rate is 45%. In Aravakurichi 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Economy of Aravakurichi
The main source of income for the inhabitants of Aravakurichi is agriculture. The town is known for being the biggest market for Drumstick, also known as Moringa oleifera. The town is also famous for marketing Agricultural Motor, spare parts, pumps and other equipments. It is also a stopover for trucks that run on the National Highway 7. The highway connects different cities like Kanyakumari, Hyderabad
. The town earlier remained under the old Trichy District. The three main districts, Coimbatore
unite at Aravakurichi. Coimbatore is located at a distance of 7 kms and Madurai is located at 30 kms.
Educational Institutions in Aravakurichi
Aravakurichi has established many schools and colleges to impart education to the children residing here. Some of the important schools here are Arumugam Academy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Girls High School and a Govt Hr sec school. Apart from this there are few private schools here. The town also has a Government Teacher Training Institute for Women in Chinna Dhara Puram. Valluvar arts and Science College and Kongu Hi-Tech Polytechnic College are the two colleges located here.
Pilgrimage Centres in Aravakurichi
Aravakurichi is an important pilgrimage centre here visited by many devotees. Some of the temples located here are Eswaran Temple, Sunakkapalayam Mariamman Temple, Mariamman Temples, Subramaniyam Temple and others. The Jumma Masjid and the St. Xavier church are also established here.
Aravakurichi is well connected with all modes of transport. Buses ply from Karur to Dindigul via NH 7 located at a distance of 28 km from Karur. The nearest railway station is located at Karur and Dindigul
at a distance of 48 km. The nearest airports are situated at Trichy at a distance of 100 kms, Madurai at a distance of 128 km and Coimbatore at a distance of 120 km.