Srirangapatna: Tipu’s capital and Sriranganathaswamy temple

Located at a distance of 15 kms from Mysore city, Srirangapatna is a town surrounded all around by river Kaveri in forming a river island. It used to be capital of Tipu sultan. Srirangapatna got its name from the temple Sriranganathaswamy, a temple of lord vishnu’s lying statue.

Places of interests:

1. SriRanganathaswamy temple:

Ranganatha temple, srirangapatna

SriRanganathaswamy temple is one of the five pligrimages in Karnataka. All of the pilgrimages of Srirangaswamy is situated beside river Kaveri.

Sriranganatha temple, sri rangapatna

2. Tipu Sultan memorial:

Tipu Sultan Memorial, Srirangapatna

There is a tipu sultan memorial in the compound where Tipu sultan died. Since it was harder to attack Tipu Sultan from land as Sri rangapatna  was located on a river island.  Tipu sultan was attacked from river side.

Water gate srirangapatna from where tipu sultan was attacked

This is the water gate through which British army entered and attacked the capital of Tipu Sultan. The capital was burned to ashes.

3. Roads to Srirangapatna from Mysore:

On the way from mysore to srirangapatna

It’s a highway from Mysore and it’s very scenic as well. With greenery on both of the sides of the road, villages and paddy fields.

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monsoon mysore

If gone during monsoon season, the drive is very cool. You will enjoy the driving.

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