Kumarapalayam is also called as ‘Komarapalayam‘ . Kumarapalayam and Bhavani are twin cities separated by the Cauvery river, Kumarapalayam in Namakkal district and Bhavani in Erode district. Kumarapalayam is famous for its textile industries.So that, it can also be called as Textile Town.
There are many spinning mills, yarn dyeing processing units, manual dyeing units, weaving units, calendering mills, export oriented units, and related ancillary units in and around Komarapalayam.
The state government, in assistance with the central government, is setting up a high-tech park for shuttle-less looms in Kumarapalayam called Cauvery High Tech Park.
Roadways is the primary means of transport. National Highway 47, a dual carriage highway with services roads, passes near the town. It gives access to Salem and Coimbatore which are 60 and 107 Kilometres respectively. Government and privately owned buses are available to reach Erode, Pallipalayam, Bhavani, Perundurai, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Sankagiri, Salem, Idaippadi, Mettur, Anthiyur, Tirupur and Coimbatore with more frequencies. Long distance bus service available to Palani and Chennai. The nearest railway station is Erode junction (20 km) and the nearest airport is Coimbatore airport (98 km).
TN 30 N 0763 Kumarapalayam – Namakkal via Veppadai, Tiruchengode (Sankagiri Branch).
TN 30 N 0839 Kumarapalayam – Namakkal via Pallipalayam, Tiruchengode (Tiruchengode Branch).