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Tour to Krishnagiri

Facts And Figures

  • Total Population: 15,46,700 (2001 census)
  • Best time to visit: November – March
  • Area: 5143 sq km
  • Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English
  • STD Code: 04343
Introduction

Tour to Krishnagiri Krishnagiri, a mountainous terrain and full of flatlands, is the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in Tamil Nadu. Gorge upon the tastiest mangoes in the world here at Krishnagiri. The district is also home to one of the most industrialized places in India, Hosur.

Location

Krishnagiri district is bounded by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts in the East, Karnataka in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the North, and Dharmapuri District in the south.

Best Time To Visit

For a Tour to Krishnagiri, the best time to visit is between the months of November and March.

History

Krishnagiri District, formerly known as Ariyalur District, is full of black granite hillocks, and hence named as Krishnagiri (Krishna refers to 'black' and giri refers to 'hill’). Krishnagiri played a significant role in the Mysore Wars against the British.

Tourist Attractions

Make your Tour to Krishnagiri memorable by visiting these famous tourist places near Krishnagiri –

  • Krishnagiri Dam:
  • Located about 10 km from Krishnagiri, this dam is an excellent spot for picnic Built in between the years 1955-57, this dam sprawls over an area of 50 acres, with its either side being decked with beautiful flower gardens.

  • Government Museum:
  • The museum houses exhibits from various subjects such as Archeology, Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Geography, etc, and is a means to spread the tradition, heritage, culture and art of the region.

Places around Krishnagiri

Explore the land of Krishnagiri, visiting the places around it, while on a Tour to Krishnagiri –

  • Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswarar Temple:
  • Located in Hosur on National Highway 7, this temple stands on a hillock. Beside the temple are a children's park and an observatory, setup by the tourism department.

  • Thally:
  • Nestled amidst valleys and cliffs, this place situated 25 km from Hosur experiences cold and cloudy weather resembling England and is therefore referred to as Little England since the British days. Remnants of the 16th century Denkanikottai Fort here is a major attraction, which was destroyed during war between Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.

  • Kelevarapalli Dam:
  • Constructed in 1995, this dam is situated 10 km from Hosur.

  • Dharmapuri:
  • This nearby district has several attractions, such as the famous Hogenakal waterfalls, fresh water Crocodiles, mouth-watering mangoes, and the best quality marble stone reserves in the world.

Fairs & Festivals
  • Mango Festival:

    Krishnagiri is the venue for this famous festival, celebrated on the last 3 days of June. An event for the buyers and sellers to meet, various mangoes are kept on display at this festival.

  • Car festival:

    Held in the month of May every year at nearby Denkanikottai, this popular festival is thronged by hordes of devotees.

How to reach

Come on a Tour to Krishnagiri, using the following means of transport -

  • By Air:

    The nearest airport is the Bangalore Airport (40 km).

  • By Rail:

    The closest railway station is the Hosur Railway Station (5 km).

  • By Road:

    Krishnagiri is well-connected by Prime Minister's Golden Rectangle Project executed by National Highways Authority of India.

Where To Stay

Enjoy a comfortable stay while on a Tour to Krishnagiri at the hotels in Krishnagiri, offering a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity. Some of the major hotels in Krishnagiri are Hotel Tamil Nadu, Hotel Devaraj, Hotel Amaravathi, Hotel D.S.R., etc.

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