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Kelavarapalli Dam

Hosur is an excellent travel destination in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It has some of the popular site seeing places including Kelavarapalli Dam. The Hosur town is well connected with all the three modes of transport.

Kelavarapalli Dam is built over Ponniar River.  Ponniar River has its origin from the slopes of Chennakesava Hills which is located in the North West direction of Nandi Durg. The river flows in the south direction for a distance of approximately 90 km and reaches Kelavarapalli dam.

Ponniar River finally flows through the four districts after crossing the dam to merge into the sea at Cuddalore after travelling a distance of 330 km.

Canals are built on both right and left side of the dam to cater for irrigation of the nearby village. The right canal runs till Thorapalli Village covering a distance of 22 km and the left canal travels a distance of 25 km till Soolagiri Village.  


Kelavarapalli Dam has been constructed on the River Ponniar. This dam has the capacity to store 480 m3 Ft. The dam irrigates the agricultural lands of Krishnagiri, Vellore, Cuddalore and Dharampuri districts. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Hosur. Kelavarapalli dam is a place worth visiting for the natural beauty and pollution free environment. City dwellers can enjoy the typical village culture by visiting the nearby Chennathur village. Bird watchers can enjoy the site of various migratory birds in the vicinity.


Kelavarapalli Dam caters for medium Irrigation. The construction of the dam commenced in 1977 and completed in 1993. The main districts which are benefited include Krishnagiri and Dharampuri.


Hosur is one of the popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. Kelavarapalli dam site is ideal for school excursions, study tours and family picnic. Krishnagiri has much to offer for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Tourists can spot deer, elephants and other wild animals.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Kelavarapalli Dam and Hosur town is during the period between October to March after the monsoon period. Summer months are very hot and are advised to be avoided. Heavy rainfall during the monsoon period makes visiting this place very difficult. With the onset of mild winters, the area bears an excellent look and is considered ideal.

Nearby Attractions

These are some of the popular destinations in Krishnagiri, near Kelavarapalli Dam.

  • Venugopala Swami Temple: A popular temple of Lord Krishna.
  • Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham: Popular Jain temple in Krishnagiri.
  • Government Museum Krishnagiri: The museum is a classical example of socio cultural landscape.
  • Arulmigu Maragathamigai Chandra Choodeshwara Temple: A popular Hindu place of worship where the ruling deity is Lord Shiva.
  • Mallachandram: A megalithic protected monument.
  • Rayakottah: A protected hill fort in Krishnagiri district.
  • Rajaji Memorial: A memorial of C Rajagopalahari, the first and last Governor General of India.

How to Reach Kelavarapalli Dam

By Air

Bengaluru International airport is the nearest airport located to Hosur at a distance of 55 km and the other important airport is the Salem airport at a distance of 108 km. Bengaluru airport is well connected with the major cities of the country with low fare airlines and other international destinations. Cabs can be hired to reach Hosur.

By Train

Hosur Railway station is well connected with trains from all major Indian cities. There are a number of trains operating from Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore and Mumbai. Kelavarapalli Dam is located at a distance of 8 km from railway station.

By Bus

Hosur bus stand started its operation in 2010. The Bus stand has excellent connectivity with other prominent cities of the state. Numerous private Volvo, Deluxe and government buses ply between important destinations from this bus stand.

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