Best Tourist Places in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
Chamarajanagar is a town in Chamarajanagar district in state of Karnataka, India and town is named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX, King of Mysore and it is one of the developing towns in Karnataka state. Chamarajanagar is located at an average elevation of 2171 feet (662 meters) above the sea level and located along the Cauvery River. Chamarajanagar is located at the distance of 185 Kms from Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka and 60 Kms from Mysore city, it is located nearby the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states. Pin code of Chamarajanagar is 571440 and coordinates are 12.0000° N, 77.3000° E.
Tourism in Chamarajanagar:
Chamarajanagar was identified as the Arikottara and it was named after the Chamaraja Wodeyar, the ruler of Mysore, who was born in the city and in the year 1117 the commander of Hoysala dynasty Gangaraja built the famous Jain temple called as Vijaya Parsvanath Basadi and it is one of the renowned Jain temples in Chamarajanagar and touristss and devotes from all over India visit Chamarajanagar and Bandipur region to confine the beauty of this region and touristss can visit hills station in Chamarajanagar surrounded by the dense forest of sandalwood trees and spot the white elephants.
Places to visit in Chamarajanagar:
Gopalaswamy Betta: it is one of the uppermost summits near Bandipur National Park located at the distance of 50 Kms close to Chamarajanagar and the 13th century fort of the Palegars. This peak is located at an average elevation of 1454 meters above the sea level and is also widely recognized as the Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta.
Chamarajeshwara Temple: this is the famous and well recognized temple in Chamarajanagar and was built by the Krishna Raja Wodeyar in the year 1828 devoted to Lord Chamarajeshwara.
Kanakagiri Hill: this hill is located at the distance of 22 Kms from centre of the city in Maleyur town and is one of the major hill stations in the Chamarajanagar surrounded by several sandalwood trees and is a dense forest and it is the sacred place for the Jain followers.
Bara Chukki: Bara Chukki is situated at the distance of 40 Kms from chamaraganagar and well known for the rock valley and Cauvery river flows through this region and it is one of the famed tourists destinations in Chamarajanagar.
Suvarnavathi Reservoir: this reservoir is located at the distance of 15 Kms from Chamarajanagar town and it is one of renowned dams in this region surrounded by the dense forest where touristss can watch white elephants during the months of May and June.
Other places to visit in Chamarajanagar:
- Dzogchen Monastery
- Dargah of Peer Hazarath Sayyaduna Hazarath Murdana Gayib
- Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Biligiri Rangana Betta
- Bannari Amman Temple
- Bandipura Wild life Sanctuary
- Karivaradarayana Hills
- Male Mahadeshwara Betta
- Haralukote Anjaneya & Janardhanaswamy Temple
Best Time to visit Chamarajanagar:
Chamarajanagar is one of the best tourists destinations in Karnataka and thousands of devotes also visit this region and best time to visit Chamarajanagar is between the months of October to March.
How to Reach Chamarajanagar?
By Air: nearest airport is Mysore Airport, which is located at the distance of 60 Kms from the Chamarajanagar and connects to Bangalore and various other cities in southern India and Bangalore International Airport is located at the distance of 225 Kms, which connects to major cities in India and world.
By Train: Chamarajanagar is served by the Chamarajanagar Railway Station, which is located just 2 Kms from centre of the city and connected with cities and towns like Mysore, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and to various cities and town in Karnataka and neighbouring states.
By Road: National Highway 209 passes through Chamarajanagar and connects to various parts of Karnataka state and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) ply interstate buses to Chamarajanagar and buses from neighbouring states also ply to Chamarajanagar town.
Hotels in Chamarajanagar:
Chamarajanagar is located at the lap of hills and one of the prominent pilgrimage centres located in Karnataka and surrounded by the natural beauty and few hotels can be spotted in Chamarajanagar and major hotels are located in Bandipur town and hotels are usually booked during the peak season and rooms may cost from Rs. 400 to 3,000 and above, with the facilities like telephone, tea/coffee maker, heater and various other facilities. Some of the prominent hotels in Chamarajanagar and Bandipur are listed below:
- Dhole’s Den
- Ambuja Farms
- KSTDC Mayura Prakruti
- MC Resorts
- Jungle Lodges Bandipur Safari Lodge
- Country Club Wildlife Resort
- Windflower Tusker Trails
- Tiger Ranch
- Vana Vihar
- The Serai Bandipur
- Nijaguna Residency
- Srinivas Hotel Deluxe
- Hotel Rajdhani
- Hotel Bhagya Lakshmi
- Hotel Bhagya Deluxe
- Bandipur Safari Lodge
- The Serai Bandipur
- Green Park Resort