The historical town of Srirangapatna is as popular as its neighbour Mysore. A day's trip is enough to cover all the tourist places in Srirangapatna. An old world charm invites you to this beautiful town which is located in Mandya district. It is enclosed by the river Kaveri on all sides, making it a river island.
The distance is just 22km from Srirangapatna to Mysore, hence tourists often visit on their way to Mysore or while coming back. However, the town is also a popular picnic spot for the people of Bengaluru.
Let us go around the tourist places in Srirangapatna!
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Srirangapatna is named after Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. It is one of the Pancha Ranga Kshetrams (5 Ranga Temples) along the course of river Kaveri in South India. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is considered as a monument of national importance.
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Dariya Daulat Palace
Dariya Daulat Palace served as a summer palace of Tipu Sultan. This beautiful palace is now turned into a museum. The serene ambiance of the palace and the surrounding garden is a must to be experienced.
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Balmuri Waterfalls is one of the favourite Kannada film shooting locations. It is a small waterfall that is a very popular picnic spot for tourists. It is best to visit Balmuri falls in October or November to enjoy the pleasant weather and full water.
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Nimishamba Temple is dedicated to Goddess Nimishamba (an incarnate of Parvathi). The temple is situated around 2km from the Srirangapatna.
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Colonel Baileys Dungeon
Colonel Baileys Dungeon is nothing but a dark jail and a dungeon. It was built during the time of Tipu Sultan to imprison the Britishers. A British colonel named colonel Bailey was imprisoned to death here. Hence, it got its name from the British officer.
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a paradise of bird lovers. It is one of the popular bird sanctuaries in Karnataka. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located around 6km from Srirangapatna and a must visit place.
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