Course of the Palar
|location||Karnataka , Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu (India)|
Bay of Bengal
|Big cities||Ambur , Vellore , Kanchipuram|
|Medium-sized cities||Vaniyambadi , Arcot , Chengalpattu|
Aerial view of the mouth of the Palar
The Palar ( Tamil : பாலாறு , Kannada : ಪಾಲಾರ್ ನದಿ, Telugu : పాలార్ నది) is a max. 357 km long river in southern India . Its amount of water is subject to strong periodic fluctuations and reaches its maximum during the monsoon season .
The Palar River rises in the Nandi Hills northwest of the city of Kolar in the Indian state of Karnataka , then flows in mostly east or south-east direction 93 km through Karnataka, 42 km through Andhra Pradesh and 222 km through Tamil Nadu to the Coromandel Coast , where it is almost 70 km flows south of Chennai into the Bay of Bengal .
The main tributaries of the Palar are the Ponnai and the Cheyyar , but the Palar has suffered for years - especially in its upper reaches - from water scarcity, which is supposed to be alleviated by inflow channels from other rivers.
Many of the largely Muslim cities on the middle reaches of the Palar have dedicated themselves to the production and processing of leather.
- Palar River - Photos + Info (English)