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#4 of 250 Places To Visit in Mysore
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Srirangapatna, Mandya, Mysore, Karnataka 571401, India
contact
+91-80-22352828
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no entry fee
timings
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
5 to 6 hours

how to reach srirangapatna

About 20 km away from Mysore, Srirangapatna is accessible by rail, air and road. Take the SH17, go through the round about and pass the Petrol pump on the left. Further ahead, take a sharp right to stay on the SH17 and you will pass M.K Agrotech private Ltd. on your right. Take the first left to enter Srirangapatna.

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about srirangapatna

At a distance of 14 km from the city, Srirangapatna is a historic, religious and cultural hub, situated on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. The whole town is surrounded by the Kaveri river, forming a small river-island. The erstwhile capital of Mysore during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna houses a plethora of tourist attractions including a fort, Daria Daulat Bagh (Summer Palace), a museum showcasing paintings, sketches and coins, Masjid-E-Ala or Jamia Masjid (built by Tipu Sultan), Balmuri falls, Gumbaz (Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan), Colonel Bailey’s Dungeon and many famous temples. But the most important of them all is the 9th century Ranganathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, an incarnation of Vishnu. This is why Srirangapatna is also a major Vaishnavaite center.

The famous Battle of Seringapatnam in 1799, took place on these very grounds, where Tipu Sultan was killed (betrayed by his own confidante) during the battle against the combined army of the British and the Nizam of Hyderabad. The place where he took his last breath is marked by a memorial. After his death, the victorious army had barged into his palace and ravaged it. Most of the treasures and even his personal belongings were taken back to England, and today, can be seen displayed in the Royal collection of Victoria and Albert Museum. Though later, some of his stuff was auctioned and bought back to India by bigwigs and connoisseurs. Vijay Mallya has acquired the sword of Tipu Sultan.

The Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary teeming with wildlife and the Sivanasamudra waterfalls (the second largest waterfall in the country) lie quite close to the city. Even though this place can be reached in around an hour from Mysore and can be explored within a day, it still has a few accommodation options which are not excessively luxurious, though they are clean, hygienic and provide all the basic facilities.

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2 Srirangapatna reviews
Great Historical place
Jun 24 2014
To visit this historical place is unfogettable.Very nice place. Very nice place to understand history.It is a town in Mandya district in Karnataka. Loved it.
Historical place to visit Srirangapatna
Jun 20 2014
Historical fort and other places in srirangapatna to visit.Many toys of wood with different architecture looks awesome.Tippu's used things are kept in the museum.Overall this city will improve upto max extent.
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