About Srirangapatna

Country: India | State: Karnataka

Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Nearest City to Srirangapatna: Mysore (18 Kms), Bangalore (124 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Srirangapatna: October to March

Peak Season: October & December to January & May to June

At a distance of 18 km from Mysore, 26 km from Mandya and 124 km from Bangalore, Srirangapatna or Srirangapattana is a historical town in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Located near the city of Mysore, it is among the popular tourist places in Karnataka owing to its cultural, religious, and historic importance.

Srirangapatna is one of the top places to visit near Bangalore. The entire town is surrounded by the river Kaveri to form a river island. According to history, Srirangapatna was founded by the rulers of the Ganga dynasty in the 9th century. However, the destination came into the limelight during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire. The rise of the Wodeyar kings marked the downfall of the Vijayanagara Empire. During the reign of the Wodeyar kings, Raja Wodeyar conquered Rangaraya in 1610, who was then the viceroy of Srirangapatna. From 1610, the town of Srirangapattana was the capital of Mysore state. Hyder Ali defeated the Wodeyar King and made Srirangapatna their capital for a brief period. In the Battle of Srirangapatna in 1799, Tipu Sultan was killed inside the fort by the combined armies of Nizam of Hyderabad and the British. In addition, this battle also marked the last engagement of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. Srirangapatna is among the must include place in your Mysore tour packages.

The town takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple, among the must include places in Srirangapatna Tour Packages, one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in South India. The Srirangapatna temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the largest temples in Karnataka. Daria Daulat (Palace of Tipu Sultan) and Gumbaz (Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan) & Sangama are the other places to visit in Srirangapatna. Hindus come from far and wide to Srirangapatna to immerse the ashes of their dead relatives.

Bangalore airport is the nearest airport, which is about 168 km away. Srirangapatna has a railway station, which is well connected with Bangalore, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, and Tirupati. The town is easily accessible from Bangalore, Mandya, and Mysore by road as it is situated on the Bangalore-Mysore highway.

Laksha Deepotsava, Ratha Sapthami, Brahmotsavams, Kotarothsava, Holi, Dusshera, and Buddha Purnima are the famous festivals celebrated with much fanfare at Srirangapatna.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 08236
Languages Spoken: Kannada, Hindi, English
Major Festivals: Dusshera (Sep/Oct), Makara Sankranthi (Jan)

How to Reach Srirangapatna

By Air

Nearest Airport: Bangalore - Bengaluru International Airport (164 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Srirangapatna Railway Station (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Srirangapana Bus Station (2 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

#1 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 500 m from Srirangapatna Railway Station, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple situated in Srirangapatna is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha. Located inside the Srirangapatna Fort on the banks of the Kaveri River, it is one of the largest temples in Karnataka, among the top tourist places to visit as part of Srirangapatna Tour Packages. The temple is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.

Ranganathaswamy Temple is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India and among the prime places to visit in Srirangapatna. The temple is one of the Pancharanga Kshetras, the other four being Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam, Sarangapani Temple of Kumbakonam, Appakudathan Temple of Trichy, and the Parimala .....

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#2 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

About Brindavan Gardens

At a distance of 16 km from Srirangapatna, & 19 km from Mysore, Brindavan Gardens is a famous & beautiful garden laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam in Karnataka. This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Mysore, and among the must-include places in Srirangapatna Tour Packages.

History of Brindavan Gardens

Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Diwan of Mysore wanted to beautify the area around KRS Dam. Therefore, the construction of Brindavan Garden was started in the year 1927 by the Department of Horticulture and was completed in 1932. The designs of Brindavan Gardens have been inspired by the breathtaking Shalimar Bagh of Kashmir which was created in the ancient Mughal Style. Now, the garden is maintained by the Cauvery Irrigation Department, Government of Karnataka. The garden was .....

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#3 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 3 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 16 Kms from Mysore, Daria Daulat Bagh also known as Tipu's Summer Palace is located in Srirangapatna. Hyder Ali commenced its construction in 1778 and his son Tippu Sultan completed it in 1784 AD. The palace is surrounded by a large garden on the southern bank of the river.

The palace was made with teakwood in Indo-Saracenic style. The pillars, walls, canopies, arches and the corridors are graced with several murals. They depict scenes of warfare by Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan, the Nizams of Hyderabad, the British and French soldiers. The eastern wall has paintings representing the scenes of Darbars of different contemporaries of Tippu Sultan including the Hindu Rani of Chittor, the Raja of Tanjore, the Raja of Benares, Peshwas, etc.

The Daria Daulat Bagh palace is now converted in a museum housing several of Tippu's memorabilia. First floor of the palace houses .....

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#4 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 3 km from Srirangapatna, and 16 km from Mysore, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small sanctuary situated in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. It is one of the must include places in wildlife tours in India and among the must visit Mysore tourist places.

Spread across 67 sq. km, the sanctuary comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. It was declared in 1940 as a result of many requests from Dr. Salim Ali who surveyed the birds in this area. Since then, the sanctuary has become a paradise for bird watchers. The sanctuary is a breeding ground for many migratory birds from all over the world. It is home to a wide species of birds including cormorants, darters, white ibis, spoon billed storks, open-billed storks, painted storks, white-necked storks, egrets, herons, terns, swallows, kingfishers, sandpiper, etc.

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#5 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 1 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 16 Kms from Mysore Railway Station, Srirangapatna Fort is situated in the town of Srirangapatna which was the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary king Tipu Sultan. It is a small island formed by the river Cauvery and its tributaries. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit from Bangalore & Mysore and an important historical site in Karnataka.

The fort was originally built in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda. This Fort has four main entrances and has a double wall defense system, which is what makes it one of the toughest forts. Most of the fort was demolished by British during Fourth Mysore War in 1799.

There is a monument in the fort in the place where Tipu Sultan was killed. The architectural style of the fort is supposed to be Indo-Islamic and there is a Persian inscription .....

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#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 5 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station, Gumbaz is the Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, his father Hider Ali and mother Fakr-Un-Nisa, situated at Srirangapatna. The Gumbaz was built by Tipu Sultan in 1782-1784 AD as the final resting place for his parents. Tipu was allowed to be buried here by the British, after his death in the Siege of Srirangapatna in 1799.

The Gumbaz is designed in Islamic style, with a large rectangle shaped garden, having a path leading to the mausoleum. In the middle of the garden, the Gumbaz stands on an elevated platform, consists of a dome placed on a cubical structure with ornamental railings and turrets. The dome is supported by large black granite pillars.

The importance of Gumbaz lies in its well-shaped large dome with ivory inlaid doors and carved stone windows of fine work and inscriptions. The doors of the tomb are beautifully carved and engraved with ivory works. The interior .....

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#7 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 1.5 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 16 Kms from Mysore, Jumma Masjid or Masjid-e-Ala is situated near the Bangalore Gate of the Srirangapatna Fort. It was constructed by Tipu Sultan in 1784.

It is a grand structure with two large octagonal minarets. The minarets stand on a high platform with an open court in the front. On the walls of the prayer hall, 99 names of Allah are inscribed. There are about 200 steps leading to the top of the minarets from where one can have a splendid view of the surrounding. The walls and ceilings of Masjid are well decorated with Persian scriptures and ornamentation.

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#8 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 21 Kms from Mysore & 6 kms from Srirangapatna, Karighatta Hill is situated at an altitude of 2,697 feet. Atop the hill is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The black idol is beautiful and more than 6 feet tall, which was installed by sage Brigu. It is believed that if troubled people perform pooja/rituals here it brings about a positive change in their lives.

There are lots of long and sharp grasses known as Darbe around the temple. Legend says that Vishnu during Varaha avatar landed on this hill and shook his body and some of his hair fell and grew into these sharp Darbe. The confluence of Cauvery and Lokapavani rivers is an attractive sight.

The annual car festival is held in the month of Feb / Mar.

Timings: 10 AM to 2 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 7 PM on weekends and Holidays.

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#9 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 5 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 18 Kms from Mysore, Sri Nimishamba Temple is located at Ganzaam on the banks of river Cauvery. There is a belief that Goddess Parvathi clears off all the troubles of her devotees within a minute here and that is why the goddess is called Nimishamba (Nimisha means one minute).

According to legend, the Suryavamsha king Muktaraja had performed his penance in this place. Muktaraja got Srichakra carved on a stone and started performing poojas. It is currently kept in front of Nimishamba deity inside the temple. Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar, king of Mysore, built the temple around 400 years ago.

Varamahalakshmi festival and Durgashtami during Dussera are important festivals celebrated here.

Timings: 6 AM - 8:30 PM

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#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 16 km from Srirangapatna & 19 Kms from Mysore, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam or KRS Dam is a superb example of excellent engineering and is a major tourist attraction in Mysore. It is situated near Brindavan Gardens.

The dam was built in 1924 by Sir M.Vishveswaraiah, using surkhi, a mixture of limestone and brick powder instead of cement. The dam was among the first in the world to have automatic sluice gates. The dam is 3 kms long and is located at the confluence of the rivers Cauvery, Hemavati and Lakshmanathritha. The reservoir is spread over an area of 130 Sq.Kms. The lake that is formed by the dam is one of the largest in India.

The dam is a multipurpose project for supplying water to the agricultural lands of Mandya and Mysore districts and for ensuring power supply to the Shivanasamudra project. Brindavan gardens are laid out below the KRS dam.

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Top 3 Srirangapatna Packages

Package Duration Starting Price Details
Srirangapatna & Mysore in 2 Days 2D/1N ₹ 4900 View Details
Mysore, Srirangapatna & Bandipur in 3 Days 3D/2N ₹ 8000 View Details
Mysore & Coorg in 4 Days 4D/3N ₹ 10850 View Details