Other than climate, Hosur is very special for the languages spoken. The population is identified as Local and Settled. ‘Local’ means, people who live in Hosur even before industrialization and ‘Settled’ means people who got settled in Hosur after 1970s. 70% of the Locals have Telugu as their mother tongue, while 99% of the Settled have Tamil as their mother tongue. Other than Tamil and Telugu, the next widely spoken language is Kannada.
Here is one more interesting thing about Hosur. Though the majority language spoken during partition of states on language basis was Telugu in this area, Hosur was not merged with Seemandhra because, this Telugu speaking part is isolated from Rayalaseema as Krishnagiri and other Rayalaseema bordering areas had Tamil majority speaking areas. More-over, Rajaji too preferred this area be with Tamil Nadu as according to his vision, being with Tamil Nadu will bring this area into industrialization and development path which has now become TRUE.
About Hosur Forest Area:
Hosur Forest area comes under Melagiri hill and spreads 1415 sq Kms as reserved forest area and 8544 Hectares of reserved land area.
Boundaries for this forest is:
- North side: Karnataka state’s Kolar forest
- North East side: Andhra state’s Chithoor forest
- West Side: Karnataka state’s Bennargatta reserve forest park and Kanagapura forest
- South side: River Cauvery
During 1980s industrialization began with the help of SIPCOT and Hosur became Industrial Town. Concept of SIPCOT in Tamil Nadu was first established in Hosur and later implemented in other parts of the state. It was Karunanidhi – Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu along with Rajaji and C. Subramanian (then finance minister for India), who took lot of efforts to establish industries at Hosur. After that basic development started taking place. While urbanization and industrialization began by The People of soil in rest of Tamil Nadu, it is the Tamil Nadu government which took efforts for the development of Hosur.
Hosur is today well connected by road (NH 7), by Railway (direct trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore etc.,), by sea (Seaport located just 340 Kms away) and by air (airport is 35 KMs).
Roads towards Hosur – Just save the image to view enlarged
Next to Anchetty there is a village called Dhabbaguli which is located near Urigam – 55kms from Hosur (Hosur – Denkanikottai – Urigam – Dhabbaguli). At Dhabbaguli, there is a temple and only at this village point River Cauvery enters into Tamil Nadu. Dhabbaguli is in a reserved forest area with dense trees and bamboos. Reaching Dhabbaguli is possible only by trekking or by private vehicles. Vehicles can enter the reserved forest area only with prior permission from forest officials at Hosur, else will put you into trouble in the hands of them. Here, you can spot wild animals and birds. Very calm and serene locality.
Anchetty Reserved Forest – River Cauvery is seen in the middle of valleys. Photographer Alex. Photographed on August 2009
Reaching Hogenakal via Hosur – Denkanikottai is also a thrilling experience.
A stay at Bettamugilaalam (the highest peak in Krishnagiri Taluk) Forest Bungalow having camp fire at night is a real enjoyment.
Visiting Thally and participating in Adeetha Ashram’s mind development program will be a very nice experience (Stay and participate in 3 to 7 days program)
Picnics can be arranged to Kelavarapalli dam which has a children’s park, can kill a day. Visiting Hill temple and visiting Pach-chai kulam area, visiting another hill temple dedicated for Lord Venkata-ramaswamy will make a day.
Swimming pools are available at Well Fit Health Club (located near SIPCOT Phase II), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Jain Farms, Hotel Sivaranjani, Infrag Farm House (located near Kelamangalam)
Boating is available at Perandapally Village – can be reached by taking a road opp. Bimetal Bearing on NH 7.
Population: 244,518 (as per 2011 census) – including floating population: 300,000 approx.
Hosur Town area: 11.71 Sq. Km
Hosur Taluk area: 959.46 Sq. Km
Hosur – Number of Municipal Wards: 45 – click to view list
Hosur Taluk – Number of attached Revenue Villages: 176 – click to view list
Hosur Altitude: 878 Mts (2883 feet) above sea level
Hosur Average Rainfall: 822.3 mm per annum,
Hosur Water requirement: 120,00,000 liters /day
Hosur Water Source of Kelavarappally Dam :: Ponniar River
Hosur Latitude : 12.7167 Latitude DMS: 12° 43′ 0 N
Hosur Longitude: 77.8167 Longitude DMS: 77° 49′ 0 E
Hosur Time Zone: UTC+ 5:30 East
Hosur Telephone area code: 04344
Hosur PINCODES: 635109 (Town), 635126 (SIPCOT), 635110 (Rayakottai Road)
Vehicle Reg. Codes: TN – 29 (Before 2006) TN-24-Z to TN-24-V – (After 2006 and before 30th Nov 2008) & TN-70 (After November 30th 2008)