Krishnagiri is a major municipality and town in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The area is famous for its mango cultivation and the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP) dam.
Best Time to visit
December to February
Places to see in and around Krishnagiri
- KRP (Krishnagiri Reservoir Project) Dam- The Krishnagiri Reservoir Project dam is located in the middle of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri at a distance of 7 km from the town. The dam is utilized to water thousand acres of cultivable area near Krishnagiri. It is a popular tourist destination and is busy with travelers in the weekend.
- Thali (Little England)- Thali is located near the boundary of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at a distance of approximately 25 km from Hosur. The place is known for its rocky formations and fresh and enjoyable weather similar to England. Therefore the place has been dubbed as 'Little England' from the time of the British government.
- Kelevarapalli Reservoir Project (KPRP)- It is a popular picnic spot for people coming from Hosur and other areas of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
- Government Museum- The museum in the Krishnagiri district area bears testimony to the heritage and rich culture of the place. It has been opened to the common public since 1993 and is home to articles and works of art in different domains like anthropology and archeology apart from zoology and geography.
- Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswarar Temple- This place of worship is located on top of a small mountain beside National Highway 7 in Hosur. Other than this temple the tourism department has set up a planetarium and a children's recreational area in this place.
- Rajaji Memorial ? Thorapalli- The Government of Tamil Nadu has taken an honest initiative to switch the residence or birthplace of C. Rajagopalachariji in Thorapalli to a monument to commemorate him. Lying at a distance of 10 km from Hosur close to Onnalvadi the memorial houses a number of his personal articles and a photo gallery portraying the different phases of his life.
- Rayakottah- It is a citadel on a hill and demarcates the fringes of the Palghat terrain. This was an important spot for the British armed forces following the Mysore battle since their groups were posted in this place till 1861. The fortifications and the strongholds of the citadel are comparatively undamaged.
- Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham- Lying at a distance of only 7 km from Krishnagiri this place of worship is situated in a village named Orappam. It was set up by His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudev and turned into a major religious hub in the area.
- Hanumanthathirtham- Hanumanthathirtham is located on the riverbanks of Pennaiyar at a distance of 10 km from Uthangarai and conventionally linked with Tirtamalai. The water of this place is regarded holy and in the Aadi or Tamil month of July-August tourists flock this area.
- Kundeeswarar temple of Chinna Kothur
- Lakshminarayana temple in Krishnagiri
- Balamurugan temple in Jagadevi
- Angalamman temple in Kaveripattinam
- Bettaraya Swamy Temple in Denkanikottai
- Chandra Choodeswarar temple of Hosur
- Sacred Heart Church
- Holy Dargah in Denkanikottai.
How to Reach Krishnagiri
The closest commercial airports are Salem Airport in Tamil Nadu which is 110 km away and Bangalore International Airport in Karnataka which is 91 km away. There is a privately run airfield in Hosur as well.
Nearest Railway Station
Hosur in the nearest railhead near Krishnagiri, around 5 km away. Jolarpet, 60 km from this place, is another station which is commonly used to reach Krishnagiri.
Krishnagiri is not so famous for its shopping. However, visitors can purchase small keepsakes created with granite from this area.
Last Updated on : January 13, 2014