States Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri

Krishnagiri Travel Guide

Blessed with gorgeous natural landscape and an abundance of black granite, the city of Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu is a must visit for a discerning traveller. The name Krishnagiri literally translates into "Black Hill" - 'Krishna' meaning 'black' and 'giri' meaning mountain. Krishnagiri is very popular for its production of mangoes and hence its often termed as the Mangoes' Own Land. From forts and rivers, to temples and museums, and even natural wonders, the places to visit in Krishnagiri are bound to leave the travellers in awe. A perfect blend of natural beauty and historical wonders-this city is definitely one of the must see places in Tamil Nadu. Whether it is stunning landscape or ancient temples, comprehensive museums, lush green valleys to picnic spots for family vacationers-Krishnagiri has it all. Carbon dating and rock carvings discovered by archaeologists prove that the town was in existence since the Paleolithic Age. Much later, it was ruled by the Cheras, the Cholas, Vijaynagar Empire and afterwards the Pallava Dynasty. Today, a prominent district headquarters, in the state of Tamil Nadu, Krishnagiri makes for a nice getaway for the people interested in history and spiritual tour. Travellers can choose from several options while it comes to the places to visit in Krishnagiri.

One of the most popular tourist attractions at Krishnagiri happens to be the Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeeth Tirth Dham. Dedicated to Padmavathi Devi, the temple is one of the most revered religious shrines in the locality. Do remember to visit and seek blessings from the presiding deity. Another popular tourist attraction at Krishnagiri is the valley of Thali. Admire the beauty of this lush green valley or simply witness the rolling mountains-you will be filled with an amazing sense of satisfaction. History buffs and culture vultures can have a wonderful time exploring the age-old Krishnagiri Fort. Though in ruins today, it makes for a must visit place in the city. The Krishnagiri Dam is yet another popular tourist attraction. With many parks and beautification projects on either side of it, the dam is a popular recreational spot. Our Krishnagiri Travel Guide gives every detail pertaining to the places to visit and things to do in Krishnagiri. Whether it is visiting the Padmavathi Tirth Dham or seeking blessings from Anajanaya Temple or exploring the ruins of the Krishnagiri Fort or may be holding picnic with your family in and around the KRP Dam, our guide will assist you with accurate and authentic information.

Best Time to Visit Krishnagiri

The best time to visit Krishnagiri is the winter season. Maximum tourists flock to the city from November to March every year. While, summers and monsoons can get a little unbearable owing to the tropical climate characterizing the region.

  • Summer

    Summer

    While the onset of the summer months (February and March) happen to attract a lot of tourists, peak summer months (April onwards) can get warm and sunny. Temperature ranges between 30°C to 37°C and often crosses 40°C. Even the humidity levels increase substantially, thus making it somewhat uncomfortable for travellers.

  • Monsoon

    Monsoon

    Monsoons in Krishnagiri span from July to September. The region experiences moderate to heavy rainfall during these months. While the greenery it at its best, travellers might find it somewhat unbearable exploring around the region. However, if you still want to visit, do remember to keep gears like umbrellas and raincoats with you.

  • Winter

    Winter

    Winters are the best time to visit Krishnagiri as the temperature ranges anywhere between 17°C to 22°C making it very comfortable and pleasant. If you want to soak in the beauty of Krishnagiri, do visit this place during the winter months.

Popular Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in and Around Krishnagiri

Krishnagiri makes for an ideal tourist destination for all kinds of travellers- from nature lovers to solo travellers, pilgrims and family vacationers. From temples to dams and forts-travellers will be spoilt for choice while it comes to the places to visit and things to do in Krishnagiri.

  • Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham

    Also known as the Krishnagiri Shaktipeetham, the Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham is one of the most popular places of worship in Krishnagiri. One needs to travel seven kilometres from the centre of the town to Orappam, where the temple is located. The religious shrine was established by Sri Sri Vasanth Gurudev Ji. The deity worshipped here happens to be Parshawanath Bhagwan, the second last of the 24 Tirthankaras.

  • Sri Kattu Veera Anjaneya Temple

    Located on the Krishnagiri-Bengaluru Highway, the Sri Kattu Veera Anjaneya Temple is another major place of worship in the town of Krishnagiri. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple is well-known among devotees for its immense wish-granting powers. Devotees here offer coconuts and keep it stored until their wish is fulfilled after which they have to get a coconut back from the temple.

  • KRP Dam

    One of the major places to visit in Krishnagiri happens to be the Krishnagiri Reservoir Dam also known as the KRP Dam. Constructed on the Thenapennai River, the dam is roughly seven kilometres away from the centre of the town. While it meets the irrigation purpose of the all the nearby villages, over time it has turned out to be one of the major tourist attractions of Krishnagiri and is a major picnic spot.

  • Krishnagiri Fort

    The fort was built by Krishnadevaraya of the Vijaynagar Empire in the 16th century. Later the fort came under the dominance of Tipu Sultan and after it, the British captured the fort and held possession until independence. One needs to trek for at least an hour to reach the top of the fort. Once atop the fort, the view of the surroundings is simply amazing.

  • Anuradha Complex

    Located in Bangalore Road, the shopping arcade is a huge complex with multiple showrooms. A shopper can end up buying almost all kinds of stuff from this complex-right from textiles to curios and household goods. The complex even boasts of a kids' zone where kids can have a good time for themselves. You can also enhance your taste buds with the assortment of cuisines available at numerous food stalls at the complex.

  • Rayakottah

    One of historic protected monuments of South India, by the archaeological survey of India Rayakottah fort attracts a lot of tourists round the year. Today in ruins, the fort has been witness to a lot historic combats including the Mysore Wars. Travellers need to trek up to two-hours in order to reach the fort. Once atop the fort, the views are absolutely stunning.

  • Venugopala Swami Temple

    Located in Thali, the Venugopala Swami Temple is dedicated to Lord Venugopal, an avatar of Lord Krishna, the temple attracts thousands of devotees round the year. Every year in the month of May a famous Chariot Festival is held. It goes without saying that during festivities, the number of pilgrims also increase in the religious shrine.

  • Government Museum Krishnagiri

    The government museum was founded in 1993, the museum exhibits a lot of artefacts, curios related to the art, culture and history of Krishangiri. Admire the artefacts and curios, and learn about the dynasties that ruled Krishnagiri, you will definitely feel a lot more delighted. The museum is not only a place for recreation but also for education.

  • Rajaji Memorial

    Built in remembrance of Chakravarthy Rajagopalchari, the Rajaji Memorial is yet another popular tourist attraction of Krishnagiri. Located at Onnavaldi, on the Krishnagiri-Hosur Highway, the memorial houses belongings used by Rajagopalachari and a host of photographs that traces the life of the great freedom fighter. Built in a mud-hut like structure, history buff and culture vultures will have a great time exploring the Rajaji Memorial.

  • Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswara Temple

    Situated on the Hosur-Krishnagiri National Highway, the Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswara Temple is one of the most prominent religious shrines in Krishangiri where the presiding deity is Lord Shiva. Situated on a hillock, one needs to take a flight of stairs to reach up to the temple. The best part about the temple is its natural peaceful surroundings that offer beautiful views.

  • Hanumanthathirtham

    Probably one of the most interesting places to visit in Krishnagiri is the Hanumanthathirtham. Located a little close to Hosur, the place holds mythological importance. It is believed that Lord Hanuman had thrown away the water of Ganga in anger, in this particular place. The water thrown by Hanuman fell onto the River Bank. Owing to its medicinal values, the water that flows from the rock into the river bed remains sweet almost throughout the year.

Where to Stay in Krishnagiri?

There's no dearth of accommodations in Krishnagiri. The place offers an array of accommodations catering to all kinds of travellers. From budget travellers to family vacationers - all can find accommodations fitting their pocket. Whether it's a family-friendly hotel near the temples or a backpackers' hotel a stone's throw away from the beautiful landscapes - Krishnagiri has everything in its platter that can be booked online conveniently.

How to Reach Krishnagiri?

While most cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu are closer to Krishnagiri, the place is easily accessible from other parts of the country as well. Bengaluru is the nearest metro city to Krishnagiri lying at a distance of roughly 90 kilometres while Coimbatore is roughly 277 kilometres away. Krishnagiri is also well connected from Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram by roadways.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport to Krishnagiri happens to be Bengaluru which is one of the busiest airports of the country and is situated some 90 km away. It is very well-connected with the rest of India with all major domestic and international airlines. Taxis and buses are easily available at the airport. Travellers can avail them to reach Krishnagiri.

  • By Rail

    While Bengaluru is the nearest railhead to Krishnagiri, trains from other junctions such as Chennai and Coimbatore also ply to Krishnagiri on a daily basis. Local trains from the above-mentioned stations can be booked at an instant or beforehand in order to reach Krishnagiri.

  • By Road

    If you want to travel by road, a self-drive option and hiring a cab are great ideas. NH 7 connects Bengaluru to Krishnagiri while NH 45 connects the same to Chennai. Road conditions are really good and you can enjoy a pleasant drive to Krishnagiri from the abovementioned cities. There are also state roadways buses between Bengaluru and Krishnagiri.

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