A town located in Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, Tirupattur is also known as the "Sandal City". Approximately 1600 years old Tirupathur is one of the oldest tows and an important commertial centres of the state. The town has temples built during the Hoysala Dyanasty and is also a famous Islamic pilgrim centre as many great saints like ‘Awliyas’ are buried here. Surrounding by hills with sandalwood trees, Tirupattur is very close to Yelagiri hills, the 4th major hill station of Tamil Nadu.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels that offer accommodation near Tirupattur bus stand. Hotel Aruvi and Hotel Elango offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual religious festivals are celebrated in this town.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Brahmmapureeswarar temple is in Tirupattur (3kms) and the Kizr-e-ilahi mosque in the heart of town are places to visit near the town bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport (96.22kms)
The Tirupattur Junction Station connects the town to neighbouring towns.
The Tirupattur Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
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.