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.
A panchayat town in Ramanathapuram of Tamil Nadu, Mandapam is located 48km east of the District headquarters Ramanathapuram. Mandapam is a coastal toan and fishing is the main source of income here. The important destinations located close to Mandapam are Rameswaram , Dhanushkodi , Karaikudi, Chettinad and Tuticorin.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Mandapam. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Sri Palaniandavar Lodge, Sumathi Lodge, Swami Ramanatha Tourist Home and Hotel Senthil Andavar that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Pongal, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to see in Mandapam are Gandhi Memorial (50mtrs), Thiruvalluvar Statue (1.7kms), Our Lady of Ransom Church (.8kms), Trekking at Marunthuvazh Malai (1.6kms) and Baywatch amusement park (1.8kms). Rameshwaram is located just 15kms from Mandapam.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai.
Mandapam has its own Railway Station
The Maraikayar Pattinam Bus Stop,Vedalai Bus Stop and Mandapam Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Parveen Travels that runs regular buses to and from the town. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.