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Sulur, located in the Coimbatore urban district in Tamil Nadu is a typical suburban area. Sulur is a legislative constituency and falls under the Coimbatore (Lok Sabha constituency).

History of Sulur

The history of Sulur goes back at least 2000 years ago as coins, which belong to the times long past, especially of the historical period going back to third century BC have been discovered at the very location of Sulur. Right from its origin, the area was referred using different names i.e until the ninth century; Sulur was referred as Suralur and as Ariyapirati Nallur from ninth century to at least fourteenth century.

Subsequently, it was named as Sundrapandiya Nallur, during the supremacy of Sundra Pandiyan. It was then referred as Suranur during eighteenth century, which is believed to be metamorphosed as Sulur in the succeeded years. Many other theories are also doing the rounds on how come the place is named as Sulur.

Geography of Sulur

Sulur is located at an altitude of 340 metres above the sea level which grounds the fact that the atmospheric conditions in Sulur are quite pleasant throughout the year. The close proximity of Sulur to the cities like Coimbatore metropolis and Knit Wear Capital of India, Tirupur, makes it a notable destination for several textile manufactures and handloom weavers.

The suburban area is carved up into two divisions by the renowned Noyyal River. Sulur is also famous for its twin lakes namely Sulur Lake and Sulur small lake, which bring scenic perspective to the region.

Distance Chart from Sulur:

  • Sulur to Tirupur - 33 km
  • Sulur to Erode - 86.9 km
  • Sulur to Nilgiris - 109 km
  • Sulur to Kerala - 113 km
  • Sulur to Dindigul - 114 km
  • Sulur to Salem - 155 km

Tourist Attractions in Sulur

Sulur is not so popular in terms of tourism. Nevertheless, the town attracts a lot of visitors for its numerous religious spots located across the length and breadth of the town. Furthermore, the twin lakes located northwards to the town attracts a considerable number of visitors extends a range of activities, which include wind surfing and Canoeing (small and light boat usually propelled with a paddle).

Some of the famous religious spots of Sulur include Kumaran Kottam Temple, Perumal Temple, Vaitheeswaran Temple, and Mahakali Amman Temple, Sulur Tirupathi, Sulur Masjid, Lutheran churches and many other religious spots.

Nearby Tourist Destinations from Sulur

  • Coimbatore - 21 km away from Sulur
  • Pollachi - 51 km away from Sulur
  • Ooty - 104 km away from Sulur
  • Kotagiri - 83.9 km away from Sulur
  • Coonoor - 85.8 km away from Sulur
  • Valparai - 115 km away from Sulur
  • Yercaud - 182 km away from Sulur

How to Reach Sulur:

Sulur is well connected to Coimbatore, nearby town and villages and all other important cities of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The town houses a main bus stand and frequent buses are operated to Annur, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Gandhipuram, Kanyakumari, Karumathampatti, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Palladam, Peelamedu, Pollachi, Pudukottai, Rameswaram, Sivakasi, Somanur, Thanjavur, Thirunelveli, Tirupur, Trichy, Ukkadam, Velankanni and many other localities. 

Nearest Bus Stand: Sulur Main Bus Stand
Nearest Railway Station: Sulur Road Railway Station (station code: SUU)
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport

Famous Personalities from Sulur

Sulur is always proud about the fact that it has given numerous celebrities and famous personalities to this country. Some of them are

Thiru.S.R.Karuppannan - First ever IAS from Sulur and a former chairman of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Sivakumar - Tamil cinema actor – Two time recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Manivannan - Tamil cinema actor/director - Acted in more than 400 films and directed 50 films to his credit

S.B. Venkatram - Executive in All India Radio and famous for his sports coverage

Hotels and Restaurants in Sulur

KPM Park & Lodging
Telephone: (0422) 6738394
No: 3/12d, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

New Madhura Hotel
Telephone: (0422) 2680436
No 541-A, Opp Rvs College, Trichy Main Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

Ambur Biriyani Hotel
Mobile: 8056312742
57, Near panchayat office, Panjayat office street, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

Akil Hotel
Telephone: (0422) 2687220
Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

Maharaja Chettinadu Mess
Mobile: 9965525199
No 109, Sulur Behind State Bank, Trichy Road, Kannampalayam, Coimbatore - 641402

Shri Krishnas
Telephone: (0422) 2680033
No 204 & 205, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

Jayarani Hotel
Mobile: 7708667677
No 7/220 A, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402

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