Srirangapatna is an egg-shaped island town amidst the Cauvery river in Mandya district of Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 18 kms from Mysore, the town is an architectural masterpiece of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. One of the most important Vaishnavite centres of pilgrimage- the Ranganathaswamy temple, is the major attraction of the town which draws thousands of tourists. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the largest of its kind.
Besides the rich architecture, the town also boasts of historical importance. It was once the capital of Mysore under Tipu Sultan. In addition to this, Srirangapatna gloats in astounding scenic beauty, owing to several spectacular waterfalls. The entire city has an aura of serenity and a spiritual vibe going on. So much so, the monuments on the island town have been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.
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A tourist cum historical hotspot in Karnataka.
Ideal only for a day's trip as not much to explore here. The food available is very basic.
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