Krishnagiri SONA Travels is a municipal city and the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 90km from Bangalore and 45km from Hosur. Mango is cultivated as the main crop and it is considered the birth place of mangoes. The land here is extremely fertile with rich access to fresh water and is amenable to growing crops. Krishnagiri is a rapidly growing town and is the site of significant business and residential development. The Krishnagiri Dam is currently undergoing expansion and a variety of small scale industry zones are being set up.
Thousands of visitors visit Krishnagiri SONA Travels each year. Majority come from Hosur/Bangalore or Chennai. KRP (Krishnagiri Reservoir project) dam constructed in 1960's during the rule of the then Chief Minister Kamaraj located near the town, is a nice picnic spot. 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. 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.
Make your Tour to Krishnagiri memorable by visiting these famous tourist places near Krishnagiri –
1) Krishnagiri Dam
2) Located about 10 km from Krishnagiri, this dam is an excellent spot for picnic Built in between the years 1955-57, this dam sprawls over an area of 50 acres, with its either side being decked with beautiful flower gardens. 3) Government Museum
The museum houses exhibits from various subjects such as Archeology, Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Geography, etc, and is a means to spread the tradition, heritage, culture and art of the region.
Places around Krishnagiri
Explore the land of Krishnagiri, visiting the places around it, while on a Tour to Krishnagiri –
2) Located in Hosur on National Highway 7, this temple stands on a hillock. Beside the temple are a children's park and an observatory, setup by the tourism department.
Nestled amidst valleys and cliffs, this place situated 25 km from Hosur experiences cold and cloudy weather resembling England and is therefore referred to as Little England since the British days. Remnants of the 16th century Denkanikottai Fort here is a major attraction, which was destroyed during war between Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.
3) Kelevarapalli Dam in Krishnagiri. 4)Dharmapuri in Krishnagiri. 5)This nearby district has several attractions, such as the famous Hogenakal waterfalls, fresh water Crocodiles, mouth-watering mangoes, and the best quality marble stone reserves in the world.
Fairs & Festivals in Krishnagiri.
1) Mango Festival in Krishnagiri.
Krishnagiri is the venue for this famous festival, celebrated on the last 3 days of June. An event for the buyers and sellers to meet, various mangoes are kept on display at this festival. 2) Car festival in Krishnagiri.
Krishnagiri is one of the tourists place and makes the journey enjoyable.
Ettumanoor SONA Travels (sometimes referred as Ettumanur ) is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala, India, located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town, 65 km from Cochin and 73 km from Cochin International Airport. The state Highway No.1 popularly known as the Main Central (MC) Road, passess through Ettumanoor, and is a major connecting link between Palai and beyond to the Western Ghats and to the commercial capital of Kerala - Kochi. Ettumanoor is en route to the tourist resort at wagamon and Poonjar.
Other religious places in Ettumanoor
In Ettumanoor SONA Travels Christuraj church (Christ the King Church) is one of the famous church in Kottayam district. The tall and beautiful church being renovated recently stands in the heart of the town. There are a number of mosques also. Kaithamala Muhiudheen Masjid, situated at Parolikkal, 1.2KM away from the town is the oldest and most important one. Famous Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, reported to be the one of the oldest mosque in India is only around 15KM away from the town. Another famous pilgrim center Athirampuzha St. Mary's church is just 2 KM away from this place. The Fire works on occasion of Athirampuzha Thirunal Festival on the night of 24 January used attract thousands of people every year, even from neighbouring districts.
Ettumanoor SONA Travels is an ancient town famous for the Siva temple with Ezharaponnana. Roads connecting ancient port Athirampuzha & eastern hills of Meenachil and Trivandrum & Ankamaly passes through this town, another two state highways starts from this town- one to Ernakulam and second to Chertala. Ettumanoor railway station was the hub for steel supply for Idukki dams during construction. Famous Athirampuzha church (first constructed during 9th century)is close to Ettumanoor. The place has attained 100% literacy much ahead of Kerala’s achievement of the complete literacy. Even though, the area was not rich, there is a drastic improvement in the condition. The economy is rapidly growing through the income generated by the non residents and business men. Most of the small scale farmers in this area have turned to other jobs, and the new generation is trying to make more money through better employment and business. The fast development of the town and the tall and beautiful church being erected are the evidence. This place is famous for its cultural values- the dharna conducted by catholic youths during early eighties to recover the golden statues lost from the temple is something which is to be written in the history of India with golden letters. In addition to the near by medical college and MG university, there are several other institutions in Ettumanoor including industrial estate, government of India production centre, arts and science college, engineering college & ITI. Unlike majority of the places in India, Ettumanoor is having a professionally qualified MLA.
As Ettumanoor is one of the eminent place for the tourists in which the SONA Travels is making through as such.