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Nanjangud - A Temple Town And More


A temple town located in the Mysore district, 2155 ft above sea level, Nanjangud is rich in its heritage. It was ruled by the Gangas initially, then by the Hoysalas, and then by the Mysore Wodeyars. It is also said that both Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, the rulers of Sri Rangapattana had a very close association with Nanjangud.

Some Facts About The Town

The town has derived its name from the presiding deity Lord Nanjundeshwara. The Nanjundeshwara Temple here is the abode of Shiva who consumed poison to protect life on earth, the poison here being the one that was churned out from the ocean. Nanjangud is also known as Dakshina Kashi and the deity in this temple is revered as a healer.

Tourist Places In Nanjangud

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt and Parashurama Kshetra are two other places to visit in Nanjangud. The very few idols of Raghvendra Swamy can be found in this mutt at Nanjangud.

How To Reach Nanjangud

About 163 km from Bangalore and 30 km from Mysore, Nanjangud is easily accessible by road and rail and the place is not just a temple town, but a fast-growing place with a thriving economy.

Nanjangud Weather

Tourists are drawn to Nanjangud during the winter season the most because of favourable climatic conditions.  

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How to Reach Nanjangud

  • By Road
    Situated near cities like Mysore and Bangalore, Nanjangud is easily accessible by road. Regular state and private buses that are economical and comfortable head towards Nanjangud are available from these cities
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  • By Train
    Nanjangud has its own railway station which is well connected to Mysore. However, the railway station at Mysore is the main railhead, situated 25 km from the destination. The railway station connects Nanjangud with major Indian cities and towns. Travellers can hire taxis and cabs to reach the destination from here.
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  • By Air
    Nanjangud is situated near Bangalore International Airport, which serves domestic as well as international tourists. It is situated at a distance of about 160 km from Nanjangud and is well connected to various international destinations, such as Europe, Asia, North and South America and Middle East
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