Srirangapatna is a town located about 14 km from Mysore. It is situated in Mandya district in the state of Karnataka, India. Srirangapatna was the capital of Mysore under the dynasty of Tippu Sultan. It has a great religious, historical and cultural importance. It is famous for its ancient temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy, a deity of Lord Vishnu. The entire town is surrounded by the River Kaveri and makes Srirangapatna an island.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay nearby Srirangapatna. Some of them are Amravathi Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000), Balaji Garden Resort (Tariff - Rs. 600 onwards), Sri Venkateshwara Lodge (Tariff - Rs. 400 onwards), Hotel Mahadeshwara (Tariff - Rs. 800 onwards).
Kannada is the official language and other languages known are Telugu, English, Hindi.
Kotarothsava (Lord Ranganatha) is a big festival held in Sri Ranganatha Temple in the month of January.
Places of Interest
There are many temples in Srirangapatna such as RaganathaNagara Ganesha, Lakshminarasimha Swamy, the Sathyanarayana Swamy Temple, the Gangadhareswara Swamy Temple. Many other attractions include Shivanasamudra Falls (27 km), Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace (5 km), Mysore (13 km), Datta Ashram (14 km), Nanjangud (36 km), Sravanabelagola (61 km).
How to Get There
Mysore Airport is the major and nearest airport to Srirangapatna located at 14 km away.
Srirangapatna Railway Station is the closest rail head to Srirangapatna located at 3 km.
Srirangapatna is well-connected by road plying along Bangalore-Mysore highway (SH17). There are plenty of state and private buses that are available to reach Srirangapatna from other cities. Kesineni Tours & Travels, Paulo Travels are the major travel operators along this route. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.