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Srirangapatna Travel Guide


  • Gumbaz, Srirangapatna in Karnataka
Srirangapatna At a Glance
  • Average Climate:15°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - March
  • STD Code:08236

Introduction

Srirangapatna in the Indian state of Karnataka is an island town on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway and is encircled by the river Cauvery. The name Srirangapatna has been derived from a 1000 year old temple dedicated to Lord Sriranganatha which dominates the town, making Srirangapatna one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in south India. Tour to Srirangapatna Karnataka is important both among Vaishnavite pilgrims as well as for those who have a thing for ancient architecture.

Srirangapatna was built by the Chieftain Thirumalaiah in 894 AD. This was once the capital of Hyder Ali & his son Tipu Sultan, better known as "The Tiger of Mysore". This town is steeped in history. The river Cauvery is said to be auspicious and sanctifying and the Pashchima Vahini section of the Cauvery that flows at Srirangapatna is considered especially sacred, making a Tour To Srirangapatna In India a must among the Hindu pilgrims in South India.

Temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy : Dedicated to Lord Vishnu the Ranganathaswamy temple is a beautiful example of both Vijayanagara and Hoysala Styles of Architecture.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace :- The summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, built of wood is at present a museum devoted to Tipu Sultan. The grand architecture of the palace is quite a feast for the eyes.

The Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary :- near Srirangapatna, this bird sanctuary is the breeding site for several bird species, including the Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Black-headed Ibis, River Tern, etc.

Gumbaz :- It is an imposing structure which is the tomb where the mortal remains of Hyder Ali, his wife and Tipu Sultan were confined.

Nimishambha temple :- The famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the banks of Cauvery in the near by district of Ganjam.

Temple of Lord Srinivasa :- It is situated a few kilometers from the town at Karighatta (Black Hill)

Sivasamudram Falls :- Earlier known as the Cauvery Falls, it is the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world.

Other tourist attractions to be visited on Srirangapatna tours include the Jumma Masjid (a Mosque) and the Daria Daulat Gardens .

Srirangapatna can be reached by Train from Bangalore and Mysore and is also well-connected by Road, as it lies just off the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The highway passes through this town and special care was taken to minimize any impact on the monuments here. The nearest airport is at Bangalore, which is an international airport.



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