Experience the historical town of Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna is a town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mandya district. It is an island town and is surrounded by the river Kaveri. The monuments of this place are nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place derives its name from the well known Ranganathaswamy Temple and this place is an important place of pilgrimage for the Vaishnavites. Some of the places of interest in this place are Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple, Daria Daulat Bagh, Tupu Sultan Gumbaz, Wellesley Bridge, Karighatta Viewpoint, Nimishamba Temple, Garrison Cemetery, Scott’s Bungalow, Lord Harris’s House, Srirangapatna Fort, Bailey’s Dungeon and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. The place also has a religious significance as it has several temples like Kalyani Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple, Jyothi Mahaswara Temple, Bidhcotta Ganesha Temple, Panduranga Temple, Gangadhareswara Temple, Lakshmi Temple apart from the main Ranganathaswamy Temple. Thousands of tourists every year visit the pilgrimage.
The dishes of Karnataka include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and include various cuisines like Udupi, Malnadu and Mangalorean dishes. Neer Dosa is a very famous dish of the place. ‘Neer’ means water in the tulu language and the dish consists of rice dosa. Korri Gassi is a very popular non-vegetarian dish which is mainly chicken curry cooked with different local spices and coconut. Kundapura Koli Saaru is another non-vegetarian chicken dish. Mysore Masala Dosa, Allugedda, Coord Pandi Curry, Bisi Bele Bath, Mangalorean Biriyni, Kane Rava Fry, Udupi Sambar, Sagu, Maddur Vada, Tatte Idli, Chitranna, Khara Pongal and Gojju are some of the popular dishes of the area. Among the sweet dishes, there are Mysore Pak, Halbai, Rava Kesari, Mango Chutney, MysoreBonda, Pori Urundai and Chiroti are some of the populr dishes.
Top things do in Srirangapatna
How to reach
Srirangapatna does not have an airport of its own. It is well connected with the rest of the country through railways and road.
How to Reach by Flight
Srirangapatna does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport, which is located in Mysore at a distance of around 32 km. It is an international airport and thus connects the place to certain places outside India.
How to Reach by Train
Srirangapatna has its own railway station known as Srirangapatna Junction. There are regular trains that connect the place to other cities in the country.
How to Reach by Bus
There are state-run buses and also those owned by the private agencies that connect the place to several other cities like Bengaluru, Mysore etc both at day and night.
How to Reach by Road
The place is well connected to other places by road. Bus services as well as shared taxis are available. The distance between Bangalore and Srirangapatna is around 125 km and will take around 3 hours by road. The distance from Mangalore is around 264 km and will take around 5 hours and the distance from Chennai is around 456 km and will take around 8 hours by road.
How to travel within
Autorickshaws and taxis are available to move from one place to the other within the city. Tourists can also walk and explore the place.
One of the main festivals of Srirangapatna is Laksha Deepotsava, known as Makara Sankranthi Brahmotsava, which is celebrated in the temple of Shri Ranganatha Swamy every year. Around 50000 people come to the temple and offer their prayers to the deity. Ratha Saptami Brahmotsava, which is celebrated for 9 days, is another big festival of the city. Magha Shuddha Poornima, Shriranga Jayanthi, Uyyalotsava, Vedanthacharya Thirunakshathra are some of the other major festivals. The people of Srirangapatna also celebrates Deepavali, Nava Rathri, Ugadi, Kodai Thirunal, Shri Nammalvar Thirunakshathra, Shri Narasimha Jyanathi, Cauvery Pooja, Pavithrotsava, Andal Thirunakshatra are also celebrated in the city.
Day 1- After reaching the Mysore airport, proceed to Srirangapatna and visit Karighatta Temple while going to the town and after reaching visit the Balmuri Falls, Nimishmbha Temple and then go for City shopping.
Day 2- After breakfast leave for Srirangapatna Fort, then you can visit Captain Bailey’s Dungeon, Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Sri Ranganathswmy Temple and the Obelisk.
Day 3- Visit the Dodda Ghasai Ghat and then go to Sangam. After taking a bath at Sangam, leave for Mahadevpura.
Day 4- After breakfast leave for Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.