This is one of the oldest place of Tamilnadu which reveals the facts of Indus valley and iron age period through various rock paintings and rock carvings. This confirms that the habitats of mankind during paleolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic Ages, moreover, The twelve forts namely Bara Mahal is situated here, one of those Krishnagiri forts was the first and foremost defensive place those days. This district is a paradice of nature filled full of flora and fauna around, ‘a place of heaven on earth’ to the pantheist.
Krishnagiri General Information
Today! krishnagiri is bounded with two major river the cauvery and the south pennar gives so fertile for agrians. The nearby district are vellore and Tiruvennamalai district in the east, Karnataka state to the west, Andhra pradesh in the north and Dharmapuri District in the south, Initially this diatrict was carved from dharmapuri district as the 30th district of the state. It has an area of 5142 sq. km and stands as the town of kirshnagiri district headquarters.
Krishnagiri Tourism Information
Krishnagiri Dam (7km)
A major water reservoir to this district which provides adequate water throughout the year and an important tourist spot as such.
The Government Museum
You have olden days treasures as of collections of Antique items and historical monuments, which are preserved and exhibited here, and also the place provide research and lectures to explain the growth of civilization.
Krishnagiri Tour Information
Thally (25 km)
This is a hill station location on the western ghats where tourists are showered with natural scenario and the climate so chill enough. This spot is even known as the ‘little England” of India. You have a temple of venugopala swami to worship here.
This place is named after a great belief of hanuman from the epic Ramayanam. This is situated on the bank of the pennaiyar and the place is linked with theerthamalai . The water here is treated to be holistic because it is believed that it has originated from the nature pot of hanuman.
Arulmigu maragathambigai Chandra choodeswara Temple
This is a famous temple located on a hillock amidstt hossur city. Next to it you have temples, Children Park and an observatory for picnic.
Thorapalli (10 km)
A Place to be remembered about the leader and legend – Rajaji who was born in this place. In his memory Throppalli has his memorial, which depicts his various walks of life through photo displays and his belongings.
Rayakottah (30 km)
It is were Birtish troops stationed till 1861. It is a hill fort, which was used as a strategy-planning place for British thore days while conquouring south India. This is a protected monument even today.
How to get there in Krishnagiri
No airport, Nearest airport are Bangalore and Chennai
It is well connected to all neighbouring towns and cities.
National Highways converge here NH 7 (Kanyakumari – Kashmir) N.H. 46 (Chennai – Bangalore) N.H. 66 (Pondicherry – Bangalore) N.H. 207 (Sarjapur –Bagalur- Hossur ) and NH 219 (Krishnagiri –Kuppam).