Srirangapatna

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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a small island town in the Cauvery river in Karnataka. Located 18 kms from Mysore, the town is an architectural masterpiece of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles evident in its monuments. One of the most important Vaishnavite centres of pilgrimage- the Ranganathaswamy temple, is the major attraction of the town which draws thousands of tourists every year. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the largest of its kind.

Once the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, this city is home to multiple sites of historical relevance. The monuments on the island town have been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. In addition to this, Srirangapatna gloats in astounding scenic beauty, owing to several spectacular waterfalls. Srirangapatna has immense historical as well as religious importance with its rather interesting mix of tourist attractions like temples, tombs, military warehouses and palaces. The monuments on the island town have been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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.