The town of Nanjangud lies on the bank of river Kapila. It is located about 25 km away from its district headquarters, Mysore. A pilgrim hub of the Hindus, its Srikanteshwara Shiva Temple attracts a huge number of devotees to its premises throughout the year. Nanjangud is also renowned for the Nanjanagoodu Rasabale, a type of banana grown in the town.
Places to Stay
There are several hotels in Nanjangud that are worth checking out. Some of them include Hotel Royal Challet (Tariff – Rs.998), S.K Residency (Tariff – Rs.760), Gallery View Hotel (Tariff – Rs.598) and Royal Homestay (Tariff – Rs.828).
Kannada is the official language of the area. English is also spoken and understood.
Some of the major festivals celebrated here are Mahashivaratri in February, Ugadi and Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Nanjangud has several places to visit in and around the town. Some of the major attractions are Nanjundeshwara Temple, Parashurama Kshetra, Bridge across the Kabini and Prasanna Nanjundeshwara Temple.
How to Get There
Mysore Airport, which is 14 km away, is the nearest from the village.
The nearest major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Mysore Railway Station, which is 24 km away from the main town.
Buses are available from Bangalore and Mysore. Apart from the state transport buses, SKS Travels is one of the top operators on this route. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.