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Krishnagiri

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Krishnagiri

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Krishnagiri is in Krishnagiri District.

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Krishnagiri Reservoir dam

Krishnagiri is a municipal centre and the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 90 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Hosur. Mango is cultivated as the main crop and the land here is extremely fertile with rich access to fresh water making it amenable to growing crops. Krishnagiri is a rapidly growing town and is the site of significant business and residential development.

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Krishnagiri is well connected to various parts of India through several National Highways:

  • Krishnagiri – Ranipet (NH-46)
  • Pondicherry – Krishnagiri (NH-66)
  • Krishnagiri – Madanapalli (NH-219)
  • Varanasi – Kanyakumari via Krishnagiri (NH-7)

By bus[edit]

The new bus stand on the outskirts of the town is well connected by government buses and private carriers to Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore and other major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Pondicherry.

By rail[edit]

The nearest railway junction is Jolarpet [Station code:JTJ] (60 km) and the nearest railway station is Rayakottai (30 km).

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The nearest commercial airport is Bangalore International Airport (91 km) and Salem Airport (110 km).

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Krishnagiri Fort remains, built during Vijayanagar empire on Syed Basha hill.
  • Krishnagiri dam - Krishnagiri Dam built on the Thenpennai river. Watch water being released out of the reservoir dam.
  • Krishnagiri fort - The fort was built during the Vijayanagar empire. Steps are available to the top of the fort and the hills also house a Museum.
  • Boat House - Visit the the boat house which is situated 8 km from the central bus stand and it also houses a children's park.
  • Visit Temples - Krishnagiri houses more than 50 temples. Some of the famous temples are as follows:
    • Kattu Anjanaeyar Temple located in outskirts of the town attracts many devotees everyday.
    • Subrahmaniya Swamy Temple in Katnampatti near Govt. Arts College famous for Kavadi.
    • Narasimma Swamy Temple in Oldpet.
    • Navaneetha Krishnan Temple in Pudupet.
    • Dharmaraja Temple in Oldpet is famous for Bharatham (annual Mahabharatham recitation) and Terukkuttu.
    • Sivan Temple in T.V.Malai road.

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  • Treks - Trek up to the nearby hills/mountains.
  • Mango exhibition - Yearly Mango exhibition are held in Krishnagiri. Almost 20% of the mango varieties like ‘Thothapuri’ and ‘Alphonso’ that are produced here. There are about 150 mango nurseries which produce mango saplings in and around ‘Santhur Village‘.

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