The town of Krishnagiri also known for its archealogical sites is located in Tamil Nadu and is about 92 km from Bangalore and about 45 km from the town of Hosur, which is also situated in Tamil Nadu state. Dating back to history, various rock paintings and rock cravings during the Indus Valley era can be found in the ruins of the monuments here at this historical city.
Thousands of travellers throng to Krishnagiri to see the historical artifacts of the town. Some of the major attractions of the town are the Krishnagiri Dam, Krishnagiri Fort and the Goverment Museum to name a few.
Krishnagiri Dam Reservoir
Photo Courtesy: Nagesh Kamath
Other attractions include the boat house located 8 km from the bus stand which also houses a children's park. For pilgrime travellers, there are a variety of ancient temples in and around Krishnagiri. Ramapuram, a 500-year-old Rama Temple attracts many travellers each year to this historic town. So, let us look into the travel guide of Krishnagiri.
The Krishnagir Reservoir is a must visit place and is located about 7 km from Krishnagiri town. The dam was inaugurated in the year 1958 and is surrounded by lush greenary and offer travellers sheer tranquility far away from the maddening city life. The best time to visit the dam is after monsoons when the dam gates are usually open and the gushing flow of the water is a visual treat.
A view of the dam in Krishnagiri
Photo Courtesy: Praveen Selvam
The Krishnagiri Fort is one of the oldest forts of Tamil Nadu and was built by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire and thus the town got its name from the King of Vijayanagar Empire. The fort is perched on a hilltop and is one the major attractions of Krishnagiri. Travellers visit this fort in large numbers and the surrounding landscape is sure to leave them awestruck.
A serene view of the fort
Photo Courtesy: Girish Gopi
The Government Museum on Gandhi Road in Krishnagiri is an attraction for all kind of travellers. Founded in the year 1993, the Government Museum offers a glimpse into the tradition, art and architecture, culture, the heritage and the history of Tamil Nadu.
How to Reach Krishnagiri
By Air: Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is the closest airport to Krishnagiri and is located at a distance of 90 km.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Krishnagiri is Hosur railway station. Trains that connect Bangalore and Chennai travel through Hosur making it a well-connected and an important station.
By Road: Krishnagiri is well connected by road and numerous government and private buses frequently commute in this route. Taxis are also easily available from other parts of Tamil Nadu