Srirangapatnam is an island town formed by River Cauvery in Mandya district of Karnataka. Located strategically in the Deccan Plateau, there have been many battles fought to gain supremacy over the city, but its most famous and glorious period was as Tippu Sultan’s capital city. The proximity to River Cauvery also gives the town religious significance.
Places to Stay
There are numerous affordable hotels in Srirangapatnam. Some of them are Lavanya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Amravathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Jyothi International (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Kannada is the official language of Srirangapatnam.
The annual Mysore Dasara festival is an event that attracts tourist from all across the world. Mysore is only 19 km away from Mysore.
Places of Interest
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, after which the town is named, is its claim to fame. Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary with its exotic migratory birds can be visited all year through. Tippu’s Fort, Gumbaz (the royal burial chambers of Tippu and his parents) and Sangam (the confluence of 2 Cauvery branches) are other interesting tourist spots.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Srirangapatnam is the Bangalore airport which is located 121 km away.
Mysore Railway Station is the closest station providing connectivity to major cities in the region like state capital Bangalore, Hubli, Howrah, Jaipur, Ajmer amongst others.
Sri Sai Travels, Kesineni Tours and Travels, Deva Tours and Travels, Paolo Travels and KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) are popular and reliable service providers to and fro Srirangapatnam via Mysore bus stand. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites. makes it possible to book bus tickets without any hassle.