GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

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The presence of museum in this District is known for traditional culture, Art and Architecture, Heritage and Historical Background is a blessing in disguise, to spread the traditional and heritage, culture and art of Tamil Nadu and Krishnagiri District in particular. This museum is functioning since 1993 AD, situated on Gandhi Salai in Krishnagiri. Historical monuments are preserved and exhibited here. It is not only a place of tourism but also a center of education. This museum collects the monuments, Classifies and preserves them to conduct research on it's historical worthiness.

RAYAKOTTAH

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Rayakottah, a hill fort, situated at a distance of 30 Km from Hosur marks the border of the Palghat plateau. Even after the Mysore wars, for the British it was a strategic place where their troops were stationed till 1861. The ramparts and the bastions of the fort are more or less intact. The fort is a protected monument.

MALLACHANDRAM

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It is located 19 km from krishnagiri and 4 km from samalpallam. Samalpallam lies on the krishnagiri-Bangalore Road N.H 7.
The Ancestors cult was worshiped by the Megalithic people in the ancient period. In krishnagiri District three kinds of memorials are observed and they were named a Cairn circle, Dolmen and Urnburials.
In Mallachandram more than 100 Dolmens are identified in the Moral Pari. Four types of dolmens in this single place.
·  Dolmen built of four vertical orthostats with a huge round cap stone is covered by the top.
·  In the second type there are double circles made of vertical slabs and the fort hole is found in the eastern side of the dolmen. The tall vertical slab is in semi-circular top. This is one of the important dolmen found in Tamil nadu.
·  Third one is having the similar architectural form of the second type of dolmen. But the port hole and passage are raised up to the port hole level.
·  Smaller dolmens are rercted around the big dolmen. In other words a big dolmen was surrounded by the small dolmens. It looks like a group of people found around the head man.
Few dolmens are having white colour painting in the western orthostat and it is facing in the eastern side. These painting are painted in the megalithic period.

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