Krishnarajpet, a small town in Karnataka’s Mandya district, on the banks of Doddakere Lake is known for its temples in the region. State Highways 7 and 85 converge at this town. The beautiful Lakshminarayana Temple is frequented by devotees daily who visit the temple to pray and receive blessings. A few of the surrounding cities include Mysore, Shrirangapattana, Maddur and Mandya.
Places to Stay
Krishnarajpet does not provide lodging facilities for travellers. Mandya, which is 58 km away, offers reasonable hotels. One such budget hotel is Hotel Jyothi International (Tariff – Rs.900).
The official language spoken by the people in Krishnarajpet is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated in Krishnarajpet are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest around this town such as temples, monuments and gardens. These are Krishna Raja Sagara (36 km), Doddakere (4 km), Sri Lakshminarayana Swamy Temple (3 km), Gaddehosur (20 km) and Rayasamudra (13 km) away from Krishnarajpet.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Mysore which is 63 km away from Krishnarajpet.
There is no railway station in Krishnarajpet. Akkihebbalu Train Station is the closest railway station, being 16 km away from Krishnarajpet.
State-run and private buses connect Krishnarajpet to its two neighbouring cities, Maddur and Mandya. There are frequent comfortable KSRTC Volvo buses from major cities like Bangalore and Mysore to Krishnarajpet. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.