The city of Krishnagiri is located in Tamil Nadu at a distance of 77 km from Bangalore and 39 km from Hosur. The city is blessed with exotic landscapes, hills and green lush valleys that attract many tourists. It is bounded by Vellore in the east, Karnataka in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the north and Dharmapuri in the south.
Places to Stay
A number of good budget hotels are available in the city. Some of the ones worth mentioning are Velan International Hotel (Tariff– Rs. 500), DSR Grand hotel (Tariff – Rs 700), Sri Devaraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Surya Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 350), Amaravathy Inn (Tariff – Rs.400) and many more.
The official language of Krishnagiri is Tamil. However, Telegu and Kannada are also spoken.
The very famous Mango festival is celebrated in Krishnagiri during the last three days of the month of June. The car festival held in May every year is a major event in the town.
Places of Interest
The Krishnagiri Reservoir Project Dam (KRP) built across the Thenpennai river is a famous tourist spot, especially for picnic purposes. Rayakottah, a famous hill fort has been the muse for many tourists, that invites a lot of visitors. Other main attractions worth visiting are Thally or the “Little England”, the Arulmigu Chandra Choodeswara Temple, Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Tirth Dham, Hanumanthathirtham and many more pilgrimage places.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Krishnagiri is the Kempegowda International Airport located at a distance of about 92 km from the city centre.
The nearest major railway station is Kuppam Railway Stationlocated at a distance of 37 kms from the city.
The Annai Sathya Transport Corporation (ASTC), TNSTC are the major bus operators that provide state bus services within the region. Private bus operators include Kalaimagal Travels, KPN Travels, Sri Vijayalakshmi Travels among others. While booking your tickets online, look out for bus booking offer that many bus booking portals provide.
Attur is a small city in Attur Taluk in the Salem district located in Tamilnadu. It is located 57 kms east from the headquarters of Salem. It is a head quarter of Taluk. The villages surrounding Attur are Ppamasamudram, Palaniyapuri, Kalrayanhills Taluk, and Peddanaickenpalayam Taluk in the east and many more.
Budget Hotels in Attur
Attur offers many comfortable hotels for budget travellers which are near the main bus terminal in Attur for instance VC Lodge Attur (Tariff- Rs 530 onwards) 1 km from main bus stand.RR Plaza Attur (Tariff Rs 318 onwards) it is also closer to the main bus stand.
The official language spoken here is Tamil. English is also spoken.
Events in Attur
Attur celebrates all festivals starting from Ganesh Chaturthi to all other festivals celebrated in Chennai. These festivals are celebrated with pomp and splendour all across Chennai.
Places to See in Attur
There are numerous places one can visit while their visit to Attur. Attur is rich in culture and heritage and as a result it has a number of theatre halls. The NS Theatre and Kaesavan theatre should not be missed. One can also visit the Attur fort which tells you about the history of Attur and last but not the least one can also visit Attur Vellai Pillayar temple and one can see numerous footfalls every day.
How to Get There
The nearest Airport to Attur is Salem Airport which is 55 kms from the city.
The Attur railway station is very near to the main city. However the major railway station in Attur is the Salem railway station which is 60 kms from the city.
Attur New Bus Stand operates buses from here to other part of the city. Many private buses are being operated between Attur to many nearby towns and villages. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.