Srirangapatna, is a town located in Karnataka and also near to Mysore. The town is also of great religious, historic and cultural significance. It is located 15 km away from the Mysore city and sprawls on the neighboring district of Mandya. The town is surrounded by the Kaveri River.
One can reach the town from Bangalore and Mysore via trains and the road route can also be opted via Bangalore-Mysore highway. The highway makes its way through this town without affecting much of the serenity of the region.
The town derives its name from the Ranganathaswamy temple, which is the prime temple of the region. The various islands of river Kaveri are considered as sacred by Sri Ranganathaswamy. The large temples have been dedicated to the deity of 3 largest islands that are formed by the Kaveri rivers. Many also flock to the town to visit the Kaveri river’s Paschima Vaahini section, which is considered sacred by many people.
13 km2 (5 sq mi)
According to 2001 Indian Census the population of the city is 23,448.
The official language of the region is Kannada.