Krishnagiri is the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in Tamil Nadu. The district was earlier known as Ariyalur District. Krishnagiri is full of black granite hillocks, and hence named as Krishnagiri (Krishna refers to 'black' and giri refers to 'hill'). You can gorge upon the world's tastiest mangoes here at Krishnagiri. One of the most industrialized places in India/ Hosur, is located in this district.
Tourist attractions in Krishnagiri
Some of the famous tourist attractions in Krishnagiri are the -
- Krishnagiri Dam: Built in between the years 1955-57, this dam is a good picnic spot located about 10 km away from Krishnagiri. Sprawling over an area of 50 acres, either side of the dam is adorned with beautiful flower gardens.
- 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.
- 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 and heritage, culture and art of the region.
- Thally: Nestled amidst valleys and cliffs, this place experiences cold and cloudy weather resembling England and is therefore referred to as Little England since the British days.
- Kelevarapalli Dam: Constructed in 1995, this dam is situated 10 km from Hosur.
The best time to visit Krishnagiri is between the months of November and March.
How to reach Krishnagiri
- By Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore Airport (40 km).
- By Rail: The closest railway station is the Hosur Railway Station (5 km).
- By Road: Krishnagiri is connected by Prime Minister's Golden Rectangle Project executed by National Highways Authority of India.
Some of the major hotels in Krishnagiri, offering a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity as well as a comfortable stay, are Hotel Tamil Nadu, Hotel Devaraj, Hotel Amaravathi, Hotel D.S.R., etc.