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Krishnagiri District

Krishnagiri District

About Krishnagiri District and Its History

  • Krishnagiri Town is the headquarters of the Krishnagiri District in Tamilnadu. This district was separated from Dharmapuri district on 09-02-2004.
  • This district has the honor of being the birthplace of Great Leader Rajaji. A famous old fort called "Syed Basha Hill Fort" is located in Krishnagiri.
  • Krishnagiri is a very famous place for mangoes, Surrounded by natural resources and mountains. The main crop cultivated in the district is Mango. Nearly this district produces 3,00,000 tons every year. Two main varieties of Mangoes like Thothapuri and Alphonso have been cultivated here. The mango fair held every year in Krishnagiri is proof of that.
  • This town is located very nearer to Dharmapuri, Hosur, and Bangalore. From Krishnagiri, bordering Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka, can be reached in a few hours.
  • The history of this district was known from Indus Valley Civilization and Iron Age. When the Chola king ruled this area, this place was called "Nigarili Chola Mandalam" and "Vidhugadhazhagi Nallur". There are some Memorial Stones in this district, in the memories of brave people, who have sacrificed their lives for the kingdom in various periods, since the Sangam age.

Krishnagiri District Complete Details

Krishnagiri District Information
Total Area 5143 sq.kms
Total Population 18,83,731
Male Population 9,63,152
Female Population 9,20,579
Population Density 370/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 830 mm
Climate Condition 38*c Maximum and 32*c Minimum
STD Code 04343
Pin Codes 635***
Nearest Airport Bangalore Airport (90 km from Krishnagiri)
Bus Stand New Bus Stand, Londenpet, Krishnagiri
Krishnagiri District Court Phone Number, Email id 04343 225078, 9715484147, kri.pdc-tn@indiancourts.nic.in
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04343 239500, collrkgi@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04343 232830 / 237517, dphkgi@nic.in
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 04343 239249, ceokgi@nic.in
District Employment Office Number 04343 236189
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04343 231300, 9445000909, drokgi1@gmail.com
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04343 230171, drokrishnagiri@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 8 Taluks, Krishnagiri (Krishnagiri, Bargur, Uthangarai, Pochampalli)
Hosur (Hosur, Denkanikottai, Shoolagiri, Anchetty)
Head Post Office Phone Number 04343 236808
Krishnagiri Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Krishnagiri Emergency Numbers

Krishnagiri Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Government Museum Krishnagiri
Various artefacts including ancient weapons and ornaments, sculptures etc. are preserved and displayed in the Government Museum at Krishnagiri.

Rajaji Memorial House
The house where Rajaji was born at Thorapalli near Hosur has been converted and maintained as his memorial. Various objects used by Rajaji and old photographs etc. related to Rajaji are preserved and displayed there. This memorial is about 11 kilometers from Hosur.

Thally Krishnagiri
Thali is a place with a separate attractive view, about 26 kilometer away from Hosur. Thally is Known as Little England, surrounded by hills and has a cool climate throughout the year with natural beauty. There was a fort built in the 15th century at Denkanikottai Fort near this town. Passengers bound for Hosur should visit Thalli without fail. If you cross Thally, you will come to the state of Karnataka.

Tipu Sultan Fort in Hosur is worth seeing. The Fort Mariamman Temple is also very famous in Hosur Town. Every year a large number of devotees gather for the festival held here at Avani Month.

Rayakottai Fort
Rayakottai Fort is about 31 kilometers from Hosur. This fort is almost 300 years old and is built on top of a hill.

Krishnagiri Reservoir Project Dam
This Dam is about 8 kilometer away from Krishnagiri. This dam is Surrounded by mountains, being declared as a tourist center and is developing fastly.

Other Tourist Places in Krishnagiri District

  • Denkanikottai
  • Beteraya Swamy Temple, Denkanikottai
  • Livestock Farm
  • Shaktipeeth Tirth Dham
  • Syed Basha Hill Fort

Krishnagiri District Political Map Updated