Blessed with a picturesque landscape, Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, about 90 km from Bengaluru, is a popular tourist getaway. It draws visitors for its museums, religious shrines and archaeological sites that date back to the neolithic, monolithic and palaeolithic ages. The most popular attraction in Krishnagiri is Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeeth Tirth Dham. Dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi Devi, the temple draws devotees from all parts of the country. Nature lovers can head to the valley of Thali and soak in the scenic beauty of the lush green valley. The Krishnagiri Fort, now in ruins, attracts history buffs and is worth a visit. The Krishnagiri Dam serves as a great picnic spot and is decorated with scenic parks and beautification projects on its sides.

It is said that Krishnagiri was ruled by different dynasties like Cholas, Cheras, Pandyas and Nulambas at some point or the other, and thus boasts a plethora of heritage legacies.

The town is also visited by tourists from all over the country who come here to interact with the indigenous tribal community residing in the forests of Denkanikottai.

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