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Hotel Tamil Nadu  ,Chennai Salai Krishnagiri, Ph: 04343-230079  Fax: 230914

Hotel Devaraj Krishnagiri 04343-237146

Hotel Amaravathi Krishnagiri 04343-236120

Hotel D.S.R. Krishnagiri 04343-230004

Hotel Tamil Nadu Hosur 04344-242030,256600 Fax: 242030

Hotel Victoria Hosur 04344-242690

Hotel J.R.Park Inn Hosur 04344-241219

Hotel Sivaranjani Hosur 04344-276981

Hotel Hotel Rajmahal Hosur 04344-242961

Hotel Renaissance Hosur 04344-243477


Krishnagiri

Krishnagiri

Krishna refers to black and giri refers to hill . This district is gifted with black granite hillocks and named Krishnagiri . Krishna Deva Raya also once ruled this region and therefore it might have been named after this king. Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts in the East bind Krishnagiri, as the Karnataka State does in the west, the State of Andhra Pradesh does in the North and Dharmapuri district in the south. Its area is 5143 square kms. This district has an elevation that ranges from 300m to 1400m above the sea level .

The Krishnagiri district has hills and valleys with natural scenic beauty waterfalls ponds and lakes, reservoirs, historical forts, other monuments, memorials to people and museum add variety to tourist attractions. It was the birthplace of Dr. C. Raja- gopalachari, the first Governor General of free India, who was born at Thorapally near Hosur. This place attracts tourists. The ancient famous temples of this district are Chandra Choodeswarar Temple of hosur, the Hanuman Theertham of Uthangarai, Kattinampatty Bala Murugan temple near Krishnagiri, and the Bettarayaswamy temple of Denkanikottai.

Places to See
Krishnagiri Dam  This dam was constructed in between 1955-57 AD. It is located at about 10 kms away from Krishnagiri. Flower gardens have been developed on either side of the dam in an area of 50 acres. Several thousand acres of land is irrigated under this project. It is a good picnic spot. A children's park is well maintained by the Public Works Department. There is heavy inflow of tourists on weekends. Boating facility is being done. It helps in fulfilling the recreational needs of the people.

Kelevarapalli Dam  Construction of this project was completed in 1995 AD. It is situated at a distance of 10 kms from Hosur. It is only 8 kms away from Karnataka State.

Pambar Dam This Dam is Situated near Uthankari.

Thally is known as " Little England ". This place is about 25 kms from Hosur. It is on the border of Tamil Nadu adjoining Karnataka. It is situated in valleys and cliffs. The climate is very pleasant and experiences cold and cloudy weather resembling England and therefore referred to as 'Little England' since the British days.

Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswarar Temple This temple is located in Hosur on National Highway 7 and most of the pilgrims come from Karnataka. This temple stands on a hillock beside this temple a children's park and an observatory has been setup by the tourism department.

Government Museum  The museum is known to be the repository of traditional culture, art and architecture, heritage and historical background and a means to spread the tradition and heritage, culture and art of Tamil Nadu in general and Krishnagiri district in particular. This museum has been functioning since 1993, and is situated on Gandhi Salai, Krishnagiri. Exhibits from various subjects such as Archeology, Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Geography, Children's gallery and Painting gallery are installed here. It is not only a place of tourist interest but is also a center of education. The museum collects monuments, Classifies and preserves them to conduct research on its historical worthiness.

Hosur The industries here are the means of raising the standard of living of people in Krishnagiri district. The credit for the good industrial base is due to the good climate. The state government and central government provide incentives and inspiration. Krishnagiri is at an altitude of 1000 mtrs from sea level. It is very near to Bangalore the capital of Karnataka industries of various kinds such as electricals, electronic, automobile, chemical, iron and steel are flourishing because of the favourable condition and infrastructure availability. Information Technology has a great scope for investment because of the proximity of Bangalore.

There are Many Places of Interest for developing tourism in this district. There are springs and ravens. Streams and waterfalls among the hills and hillocks of this district.

'Betta Mugalalam' near Thally is a good place and can be developed as a tourist spot. The forest of Anchetty and Thally areas have great scope for creation of theme park. The 'Nemileri' Tank near Denkanikottai is suitable for landscape farming.

There is a Children's park and a boating spot.


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