Srirangapatna Tourism

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Srirangapatna Tourism Srirangapatna is an egg-shaped island town amidst the Cauvery river in Mandya district of Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 18 kms from Mysore, the town is an architectural masterpiece of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. One of the most important Vaishnavite centres of pilgrimage- the Ranganathaswamy temple, is the major attraction of the town which draws thousands of tourists. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the largest of its kind. Besides the rich architecture, the town also boasts of historical importance. It was once the capital of Mysore under Tipu Sultan. In addition to this, Srirangapatna gloats in astounding scenic beauty, owing to several spectacular waterfalls. The entire city has an aura of serenity and a spiritual vibe going on. So much so, the monuments on the island town have been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Download Srirangapatna PDF Guide > What's Great? A tourist cum historical hotspot in Karnataka. What's not so Great? Ideal only for a day's trip as not much to explore here. The food available is very basic. For Whom Ideal for tourists from all walks of life. It is perfect for a day's trip from places like Bengaluru, Mysore etc.

History Srirangapatna was founded in the 9th century by the Ganga dynasty. However, it became royally famous during the Vijaynagar Empire when the rulers used it as a seat to oversee the neighbouring kingdoms. Sometime later, the Wodeyar kings rose to power, marking the downfall of the Vijaynagar Empire. From 1610, the town became the capital of Mysore state. Later Hyder Ali defeated the Wodeyar kings and claimed the throne. It also remained the de facto capital for a brief period under the kingship of Tipu Sultan. In the infamous Battle of Srirangapatna in 1799, Tipu Sultan was killed inside the fort. That place is marked as a memorial and is a well-known tourist spot, even now. A Historical Abode in Karnataka Srirangapatnam is a significant town in the Mandya district in the state of Karnataka. Apart from being famous religiously for the famous Ranganathswamy Temple, from which this town derives its name, this town is also notorious for being the site of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, which consolidated the British Empire in India and the martyrdom of a valiant warrior king, Tipu Sultan here. Apart from the above, Srirangapatna is also famous for the Ranaganthittu Bird Sanctuary, which houses some of the exquisite bird species. 

Itinerary Day 1 -Once you've reached Srirangapatna, you can take some rest, or if you prefer else, go for a city side stroll in the evening, where you can do some shopping, especially the local handicrafts.Day 2 -The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Ranaganathswamy Temple. Thereon, you can proceed to Srirangapatna Fort, for some sightseeing.Day 3 -The final day can be reserved for the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, which houses some of the rarest species of the birds.

Restaurants and Local Food in Srirangapatna The cuisine of the town isn't exactly elaborate or has dishes that standout. However, one can find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food here as well as South-Indian, North-Indian and Chinese cuisine. You can also find a number of snacks at local places here. One can relish local delicacies such asDosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bathand traditional and local sweets likeMysore pak, Chiroti etcin the area.

Jul-Maris the best time to visit Srirangapatna Winter season is the best season for a visit to Srirangapatna. The months when Srirangapatna is ideal for a trip is for the months of October - March. While summers are the least advisable, heavy rainfall ruins most of your plans in the monsoon season.   Weather in Srirangapatna Loading... Srirangapatna in Summer (April - June) This is the least advisable time for the travellers, who will find hot and unbearable summers in the region. If you're raring to go, and wish to avoid the peak rush, only then are you invited to Srirangpatna. Srirangapatna in Monsoon (July - September) This is not exactly an ideal time to visit this region, owing to the heavy rainfall, which might ruin some of your plans. However, for budget travelers, this is a good time to avail some of the best discounts on the prices. Srirangapatna in Winter (October - March) This is an ideal season for a visit to Srirangapatna, with pleasant climate and a lovely ambience waiting for your arrival. October onwards, the area turns lively and beautiful owing to the pleasant climate. Monthly Weather in Srirangapatna Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 17 30 February 17 32 March 22 33 April 24 35 May 23 33 June 22 30 July 22 29 August 22 29 September 21 29 October 20 31 November 18 30 December 17 29

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