Uthangarai (also spelt Uthankarai and Uttangarai) is a taluk
headquarters town located 50 km south-east of Krishnagiri
, in Krishnagiri District
, Tamil Nadu
. Situated at an elevation of about 1,003 ft, the town spans over an area of about 17 sq km.
is situated in the west,
in the north-west,
(8 km) in the east and Hanumanthathirtham
in the south.
Uthangarai is about 10 km from Kunnattur and 81 km from Salem
. Nearby attractions include Thally
, Krishnagiri Fort, Athiyamankottai, Kelavarapalli Dam
, Krishnagiri Dam
, Government Museum
and Hogenakkal Waterfalls
The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport
(134 km away.) Samalpatti Railway Station
serves the town (8 km away.)
Uthankarai can be approached from Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri
by road. National Highway 66
passes through the town.