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. Once the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, this city is home to multiple sites of historical relevance.
Srirangapatna known to be the historical capital of warrior kings Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, is a town of Mandya district, a highly sought after destination in Karnataka for it’s magnificent temples and monumental forts. Located 16 kilometers from the beautiful city Mysore, this place is recognized for its rich cultural heritage. History has it that the forts hold stories of famous battles and also portrays Tipu Sultan’s history as a ruler. Tipu built palaces and forts so as to hold proof of him as a legend and powerful, undefeatable war hero.
Not many realize that Srirangapatna is actually an island surrounded by river Cauvery from all sides. This egg-shaped island is named after Sri Ranganatha, the presiding deity of the Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple.
Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple, Nimishamba Temple at Ganjam, the summer palace Daria Dowlat built by Tipu Sultan to commemorate the victory of his second Mysuru war against the English, Tipu’s museum that consists of all his belongings like his sword, his clothing, etc, Gumbaz-the house his parents lived in, Jamia Masjid- the mosque built by Tipu Sultan are just some of the places of the many you may visit. The architecture in every inch of the city is so beautiful and so unique.
Srirangapatna is not only the base for powerful empires of Gangas, Vijayanagara viceroys and Mysore kings but also, the detailed history and life of Tipu Sultan completely through his architecture, forts, temples, etc
The temple that is dedicated to the Hindu God Ranganatha is situated in Mandya district of Karnataka along the banks of river Kaveri. The temple is one of the five sacred sites that is otherwise known as Pancharanga Kshetrams (5 Temples). The temple is considered a monument of national importance.