Krishnagiri is known for its mangoes as the land here is extremely fertile and it has good access to water. A rapidly growing town, its dam was built in 1967. India’s first Governor General, Rajaji, was born near here.
It is believed that it got its name as it was ruled by King Krishnadevaraya. Archaeological sources confirm the presence of habitats of mankind during Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic ages in this region.
Krishnagiri Dam: Built across the Thenpennai River, it irrigates thousands of acres in the neighbourhood apart from being a source of drinking water supply. It is a tourist attraction and a picnic spot with exotic landscaping and a children’s park.
Kelevarapalli Dam: Rising up to 13.50 metres in height, it supplies water to Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Vellore.
Pambar Dam: A distributary of the Thenpennai river, it was formed by the rainwater in forests around Kuppam in Andhra.
Thally: This place earned the name Little England from the British due to its cool weather. It has numerous valleys and cliffs that make it extremely pleasant.
Chandra Choodeswarar Temple: This is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated on a hillock which is 7 kms from Hosur - which was first known as Chevidapadi in the 10th Century and as Marasunadu around the 16th Century. The temple has grown in time under the administration of various dynasties and there are ancient inscriptions found here.
Government Museum: Established in 1993, this museum displays many ancient artefacts which are related to the timeline of this zone.
Hosur: Till Tippu Sultan lost the war to the British in 1799, Hosur formed part of the Mysore kingdom. It is an important industrial hub on the Karnataka border.
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Road: Well-connected Public/ Private transport systems
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Hosur. The other close railroad is Jolarpet
Air: Closest airport is at Kempegowda, 58 miles away