Krishnagiri District is a crucial tourist destination for religious shrines, museums and bewitching landscapes. The district has the distinction of accommodating archeological sites dating back to the Neolithic, Monolithic and Paleolithic ages. The area that constitutes the present day Krishnagiri came under the control of various dynasties like Pandyas, Cholas, Cheras, Nulambas and Bijapur. Endowed with natural bounties like an exquisite array of green valleys, hills and lakes, Krishnagiri is the most convenient base for visiting interesting places around the district. The indigenous tribal folks living in the forest of Denkanikottai with their rich and varied customs and traditions attract visitors from far and wide.
Krishna refers to 'black' and 'giri' refers to 'hill'. This district is gifted with black granite hillocks, hence the name Krishnagiri. The region came under the rule of Krishna Deva Raya, so it might have been named after this king. Various rock paintings and rock carvings of the Indus Valley civilization and Iron Age seen in this district support the historical significance of this district.
The nearest airport is Bengaluru which has flights to many major cities of India, connecting it further across the country.
Hosur is nearest rail head which is connected to all major cities and towns in India.
Krishnagiri is connected by good motorable roads and highways with all major cities and towns in South India.
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