A trip to Karighatta Temple, situated at 2697 m above sea level on Karighatta Hill, is 'recommended' to all tourists. The temple is devoted to Lord Vaikunta Srinivasa or Lord Vishnu and has a 6 ft tall black idol of the god; it is said that the statue was installed by Sage Birgu. The idol of Lord Vishnu is enshrined in the middle of the temple while Goddess Padmavathi's statue can be seen on the western side inside a sanctum.
Tourists can also see an idol of Garuda and Lord Vishnu's footprint near this temple. Additionally, a vast marriage hall is situated in the courtyard and it is believed that marrying here is auspicious for the couple. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful view of Srirangapatna and Mysore, along with the union of Kaveri and Lokapavani Rivers from the hilltop. The ideal time to visit this temple is during the traditional Car Festival that is held in the months of February and March.