Krishnagiri Knowledge Guide
Thousands of visitors visit Krishnagiri each year. Majority come from Hosur, Bangalore, Dharmapuri,Vaniyambadi,Ambur and Chennai. The Krishnagiri Dam (Krishnagiri Reservoir Project Dam)is constructed in 1958 during the rule of the then Chief Minister Kamarajar 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. The presence of museum in this District is known for traditional culture, Art and Architecture, Heritage and Historical Background is a blessing in disguise, to spread the traditional and heritage, culture and art of Tamil Nadu and Krishnagiri District in particular. This museum is functioning since 1993 AD, situated on Gandhi Salai in Krishnagiri. Historical monuments are preserved and exhibited here. It is not only a place of tourism but also a center of education. This museum collects the monuments, Classifies and preserves them to conduct research on its historical worthiness. The syed Basha Mountain is very famous for two Sufi martyr saints who had been slain in a battle long ago, every year on 10th of Shawwal (Islamic month) a grand celebration is made . Almost thousands gather during this Urs festival with devotion and respect.