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.
Muvattupuzha is a town that belongs to the Ernakulum district in the state of Kerala. Its current population is 30000 plus boasting a literacy rate higher than the national average. The Muvattupuzha River flows through the town which lends it a highland green terrain. The town has a rich cultural heritage; two forms of martial arts are practiced here.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options for visitors such as Sahari Hotel, Hotel Paray Residency, Gloria Tourist Home and Thottam Lodge in the range of Rs.1500-Rs.1800.
Diwali, Eid, Easter, Christmas are the major events across the year.
Malayalam, Urdu and English are the local languages spoken in Muvattupuzha.
Places to Visit
Temples such as Puzhakkarakavu Bhagavati Temple and The Ramakrishna Math and churches like Holy Magi Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church and St. Joseph’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church among many others are he interesting places to visit within 10-15km.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is located 34km away. It offers brilliant connectivity to cities around the country as well as to some international destinations.
Aluva Railway station is the nearest railway station, 34 km from Muvattupuzha. It offers limited connection to the main cities. Visitors could also make arrangements from Cochin Railway Station.
Muvattupuzha is surrounded by a few local towns that offer limited connectivity. Visitors should do bookings from Vazhakulam which offers better connections. KSTRC is the most trusted and frequently used bus service. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.