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Important Tourist Places

Interests Places in and around Krishnagiri:

Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP) Dam

Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP Dam) is the prime attraction of Krishnagiri. This Dam is situated between Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri at a distance of 7 km from Krishnagiri town.

Krishnagiri Reservoir Project is built across Thenpennai River to meet the irrigation purpose of Krishnagiri. Krishnagiri Reservoir Project is also a popular picnic spot, as it has landscaped gardens and lush greenery.


This place is about 25 Kms from Hosur. It is at the border of Tamil Nadu adjoining Karnataka. It is situated in the land of valleys and cliffs. The climate is very cool and pleasant. It experiences cold and cloudy weather resembling England. Hence it is popular with the name 'Little England' since British Regime. The area is covered by a number of hills. The climate is chill round the year. It is called Little England.

The taluk headquarters is Denkanikottai. The fort at Denkanikottai is built by Palayakarar in 1530 AD. The fort is destroyed during war with Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. There is a temple for Venugopala Swami. Car festival is held during the month of May every year. Thousands of devotees visit during this festival.

Kelavarapalli Reservoir Project

Kelavarapalli Reservoir Project is one of the prime attractions at Krishnagiri. Kelavarapalli Reservoir Project or Kelavarapalli Dam is situated at a distance of 10 km away from Hosur and 8 km from Karnataka, across the River Ponniar, which originates from the eastern slopes of Chennakesava Hills.

Kelavarapalli Reservoir Project, built in 1995, has become a popular picnic spot at Hosur. It is noted for its children's park and landscaped gardens.


Rayakottah, a hill fort, situated at a distance of 30 Km from Hosur marks the border of the Palghat plateau. Even after the Mysore wars, for the British it was a strategic place where their troops were stationed till 1861. The ramparts and the bastions of the fort are more or less intact. The fort is a protected monument.

Arulmigu Maragathambigai Chandra Choodeswara Temple

This temple is located in Hosur on NH-7. Most of the pilgrims are from Karnataka state. This temple stands on a hillock beside this temple a children's park and a observatory is setup by the tourism department. A guest house is also functioning under the control of Tamil Nadu tourism which is very near to the hillock.