If you have fond memories of travelling to Mysore and exploring the regal palaces, Srirangapatna located in the Mandya district is another gem that has a rich legacy, which can be seen in the numerous historic structures here. Being the erstwhile capital of Mysore, Srirangapatna witnessed the final battle between Tipu Sultan and the East India company and the Sultan’s grave can be seen at the ornately constructed Gumbaz. Also referred to as the Srirangapatna temple, the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple located near the Kaveri river draws in pilgrims and people fond of architecture. Daria Daulat Bagh (the summer palace of Tipu Sultan), Srirangapatna Fort and Wellesley Bridge constructed over the Kaveri river are historic places that must not be missed. With the cooler months between October to March being the ideal time to travel, staying here is also convenient, and a number of hotels and resorts in Srirangapatna like the Mayura Riverview, Amblee Holiday Resort and Young Island Resorts are favoured by visitors. With the Ranganathittu Bird sanctuary, renowned for its sheer diversity of birds like painted storks, peacocks and kingfishers being a mere 3 km drive from Srirangapatna, and Karighatta hill with the Lokpavani river flowing by located around 6 km from Srirangapatna, self drive enables travellers to explore Srirangapatna and its vicinity. The Bangalore to Srirangapatna distance of roughly 130 km is easily navigable within 3-4 hours and travelers can take the NH 275 route after the NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway to get there. Travel comfortably in a Zoomcar sedan and explore all that Srirangapatna has to offer!
Be it a student on a shoestring budget or a couple looking to spend a lovely weekend away from home, there is much to see and do near the city.