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:
SriRanganathaswamy temple is one of the five pligrimages in Karnataka. All of the pilgrimages of Srirangaswamy is situated beside river Kaveri.
2. Tipu Sultan memorial:
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.
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:
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.
If gone during monsoon season, the drive is very cool. You will enjoy the driving.