Rayakottai

Rayakottai Rayakotta is a town in Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu 73 kilometres from Bangalore.

Rayakottai fort is situated within the town of Rayakottai which is one of the ancient fortress in the krishnagiri district. It is now one of the protected monument by the Archeological survey of india.In the 18th century Hyder Ali and Tipu sultan ruled this fort. The fort was captured by Major gowdie during the third Anglo-Mysore war in 1791. According to the Treaty of srirangapatna, this fort came into the hands of the british.

‎ The neighboring towns linked with Rayakottai are Kathujuganapalli in the east, Denkanikottai in the west, Marandahalli (14 km) in the south and Kelamangalam in the north-west. The nearest town Krishnagiri is 30 km away. Rayakottai lies 16 km north-east of Panchapalli, 17 km south of Sulagiri and 19 km south-east of Uddanappalle. Bangalore, the Garden City of India, is about 73 km away. Some of the nearby interesting spots are Chandira Choodeshwarar Temple, Lake at Hosur, Thally, Krishnagiri Fort, Kelavarapalli Dam, Tillany Fine Arts Museum and Gallery, Krishnagiri Dam, Government Museum, Rayakottah Fort and Hogenakkal Waterfalls. Victoria Hotel at Hosur provides convenient and affordable accommodation. Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport. Rayakottai Railway Station serves the town. By road, Rayakottai can be approached from Krishnagiri, Hosur, Denkanikottai and Palacode.

AC and Non-AC buses run from Rayakottai from Bangalore via Attibele.