Surrounded by dense forests and hills, Denkanikottai (also spelt Denkanikota) is the headquarters of a taluk
in Krishnagiri District
, Tamil Nadu
. It is situated about 9 km south-west of Kelamangalam, 16 km west of Uddanappalle, 17 km south of Mathigiri, 15 km north-west of
and 8 km north-east of
, the Silicon Valley of India, is 55 km and Salem
, the Mango City, is 106 km from Denkanikottai.
Pettairaya Swamy Temple (Bettaraya Swamy Temple) and Holy Dharga are popular sacred shrines in Denkanikottai.
The forest area of Denkanikottai forms the prime elephant habitat in the district. It is part of the Cauvery Elephant Reserve (450 sq km). People of the Irular tribe live here. Kodakkarai in Denkanikottai is known for migratory butterflies. Denkanikottai receives an average rainfall of 978 mm.
Prominent tourist spots in the neighborhood include Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Thally
, Krishnagiri Fort, Kelavarapalli Dam
, Tillany Fine Arts Museum and Gallery
, Krishnagiri Dam
, Government Museum
, Chandira Choodeswarar Temple
, Rayakottah Fort
and Hogenakkal Waterfalls
Convenient and affordable accommodation is available at Victoria Hotel
in Hosur, 24 km away. Denkanikottai is an ideal base for nature lovers and bird watchers.
Bangalore International Airport
is the nearest airport. Rayakottai Railway Station and Hosur Railway Station
serve the town. Denkanikottai can be approached from Krishnagiri
(47 km), Hosur and Pennagaram.