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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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Pilgrimage

#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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Pilgrimage

#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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Backwaters

#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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Waterfall

#11 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 12 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 15 Kms from Mysore near Brindavan Gardens, Balmuri Falls & Edumuri Falls are man-made waterfalls on the way to KRS dam. Edumuri falls is about 1 km from Balmuri Falls.

Balmuri falls is the famous of the two and is a favorite film shooting spot. Balmuri Falls are actually small falls created by a check-dam constructed on river Cauvery. The water flow is not heavy during the dry season and it is safe to enjoy & play in the water here. It is a good picnic spot and typically visited in the winter.

Edumuri falls is about 500 feet east of Balmuri falls and is a good spot to swim and play in the water. There is also an ancient Ganesha temple in the vicinity.

About 8 Km before KRS dam, take right turn at Belagola and the Balmuri falls is 3 Km from here.

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Adventure

#12 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna

At a distance of 7 km from Pandavapura, 14 km from Srirangapatana, 30 km from Mysore and 122 km from Bangalore, Kunti Betta is a picturesque hill situated in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka. This place Pandavapura was named after the Pandavas who had been here during their exile days. Kunti Betta is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore for one day trip and also one of the popular places to visit in Mysore.

Kunti Betta is marked by the two rocky hills at an altitude of 2,882 feet. These rocky hills are surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields & coconut trees. The Kunti Betta trail is a short but fairly challenging one. It includes steep ascents and descents. There is a temple with a pond at the foot of the hill which serves as a popular destination for pilgrims. There are rooms which are used by the pilgrimage for an overnight stay at .....

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Most Asked Questions on Srirangapatna


  • What is the best season to visit Srirangapatna?

    Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Srirangapatna to explore its temples, historical sites and beautiful gardens.

  • How many days are required to visit Srirangapatna?

    It usually takes full day to visit all the most important tourist Places in Srirangapatna. Srirangapatna can also be mixed with nearby wonderful destinations like Mysore, Somnathpur and Bandipur by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Srirangapatna?

    Budget of Srirangapatna trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Srirangapatna tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 4900 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 7500 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Srirangapatna?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Srirangapatna like Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna Fort, Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, etc. Mysore which is around 18 km from Srirangapatna and can be visited along with Srirangapatna.

  • What are things to buy in Srirangapatna?

    Some of the popular things to buy in Srirangapatna while traveling are local handicrafts and jewellery.


Top 3 Srirangapatna Packages

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