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Overview

Krishnagiri is a municipality town and administrative headquarters of Krishnagiri District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 90 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Hosur. and 45 km from Dharmapuri. Mango is cultivated as the main crop and the land here is extremely fertile with rich access to fresh water making it amenable to growing crops. Krishnagiri is a rapidly growing town and is the site of significant business and residential development. The Krishnagiri Dam is currently undergoing expansion and a variety of small-scale industry zones are being set up. As of 2011, the town had a population of 1,879,809

The Krishnagiri district has a prehistoric importance. Archeological sources confirm the presence of habitats of man kind during Paleolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic Ages. Various rock paintings and rock carvings of Indus Valley civilization and Iron Age seen in this district support the historical significance of this district.

Krishnagiri region is a part of the ancient Kongu Nadu and Chera country. Historically it was ruled by Kongu and Chera rulers. Later the region came under Cholas, Pallavas, Gangas, Nulambas, Hoysalas, Vijaya Nagar and Bijapur emperors, Wodeyars of Mysore and Nayaks of Madurai. This region of Krishnagiri served as "Gateway of Tamil Nadu" and the protective barrier for Southern region defending onslaughts from barriers with motives of imperialism and exploitation. Krishnagiri Fort become the first and forth most defensive place. The majestic fortress built on Krishnagiri hill by the Vijaya Nagar Emperors, stands as testimony still now.


Transport

Road
Krishnagiri is well connected to various parts of India through several National Highways that include Krishnagiri–Ranipet NH 46, Puducherry–Krishnagiri NH 66, Krishnagiri–Madanapalli NH 219 and Varanasi–Kanyakumari via Krishnagiri NH 7.

Krishnagiri connects 3 different states i.e. Tamil Nadu, karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

The National Highway from Hosur to Krishnagiri is currently undergoing expansion from four-lanes to six-lanes.[8]

The new bus stand on the outskirts of the town is well connected by government buses and private carriers to Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and other major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Puducherry.
Rail
The nearest railway junction is Kuppam,Andhra Pradesh (35 km)and Jolarpet (60 km) and the nearest railway station is Dharmapuri(45 km) and rayakotta(30 km).A proposal is before the central government -via Jolarpet-Hosur route to build a Railway station in Krishnagiri thus making it part of the Indian railway network. This is set to facilitate trade of textiles and fruits .As per new budget report, the proposed new line would take off from Jolarpet Junction, Tirupattur and pass through Kandili, Bargur, Krishnagiri and Shoolagiri a length of 104 km to join at Rayakottai. Another survey was conducted for a new rail link between Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri in 2004-05
Air
The nearest commercial airport is Bengaluru International Airport (91 km) and Salem Airport


Tourism

Thousands of visitors visit Krishnagiri each year. Majority come from Hosur, Bangalore, Dharmapuri,Vaniyambadi,Ambur and Chennai. The (Krishnagiri Reservoir project) constructed in 1958 during the rule of the then Chief Minister Kamaraj is located near the town. Nearby, Sayed Basha hills has a fort that was the fortress of the ruler, Tippu Sultan. Treks to the nearby hills/mountains as well as farm houses are located in the outskirts. The boat house is situated 8 km from the central bus stand which also houses a children's park. There are a variety of ancient temples in the vicinity of Krishnagiri. Nearby Ramapuram is the site of a 500-year-old Rama Temple that draws many visitors each year.


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