Chamarajanagar Tourism

Chamarajanagar Tourism

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Chamarajanagar Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Chamrajnagar
Chamarajanagar is situated on the southern tip of the state of Karnataka. Situated along the Cauvery River and surrounded by Erode District of Tamil Nadu and Wayanad District of Kerala, Chamarajanagar came into existence after the division of Mysore District.

Earlier the destination was known as Arikottara, which was later named after Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Wodeyar king of Mysore. In ancient times, the region was inhabited with tribes such as Soligas, Yeravas, Jenu Kurubas and Betta Kurubas.

Chamarajeshwara Temple, one of the ancient temples of the region, provides evidence of rich cultural heritage. The shrine was constructed under the reign of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar in 1826. One of the attractions of the destination is the Vijaya Parsvanath Basadi, a holy Jain shrine. It was constructed by Punisadandanayaka, the commander of the Hoysala king Gangaraja, in 1117 A.D.

Major attractions of the destination are Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary and Biligiri Rangana Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The destination has a famous tiger reserve, Bandipur National Park, situated in the foothills of Nilgiris, which was established in 1931 by the Mysore Maharajas. Another popular tourist attraction is M.M. Hills, Male Mahadeshwara Hills, which is formed by seven hills. Chamarajanagar is famous for mulberry crop production and rearing of silk worms.

Chamarajanagar can be reached by flights, trains and buses. Mysore Airport is the nearest airport which serves domestic airlines, whereas Coimbatore Airport is the nearest international airport. The nearest station to which travellers can board trains is Chamarajanagar Railway Station, which has limited operations. Besides, the destination is connected with frequent bus operations from Mysore and Coimbatore. The best time to explore Chamarajanagar is during the months of October to March.

Chamarajanagar is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mysore and Coimbatore.

Best time to visit Chamarajanagar in the next six months

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Chamarajanagar Traveller Reviews

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2015
Chamarajanagar is a newly carved district from the old Mysore district. It has plenty of greenery and water sources. The waterfalls bharachukki is located in Kollegal Taluk, B. R. Hills has lot of wild animals and birds. One cannot miss the K Gudi sanctuary which is commutable from both Bangalore and Mysore. Suvarnavathi reservoir is located 16 kilometers from Chamarajanagar. MM Hills is one of the most important cultural pilgrimage centre of karnataka state. It is abundant with flora and fauna. The best time to visit Chamarajanagar is between September to February.
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Jayanth Dev

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  • Jayanth Dev
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  39 helpful votes
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"himavad gopalaswamy betta"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2013
We adventourists visited Chamarajanagar to visit the most famous himavad gopalaswamy betta and to have darshan of lord krishna. This temple as the name says is on the top of a hill. With special permission we could go for a trekking however our trip was excellent. Beware we are not allowed to take Alcohol, cigars and plastics on the hill therefore dont ever carry it, if you do then you'll have a big problem. The officers dont keep your alcohol but they just tell you to throw.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food and shopping? Nothing indeed however sight-seeing may be hill top points and of course the historic temple.

Activities & things to do: Activities? Oh drive safely and things to do will be hold steering wheel while driving.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Drive safe with caution because the roads are not proper
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Robin Maniyactt

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  • Robin Maniyactt
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"Bandipur National Park"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 9, 2011
For any nature fan, a visit to a national park is always enchanting. Each national park has something unique to present to its visitors apart from its primary aim to protect the extinct species. Yes! The Bandipur National Park, located in the Southern India in a vast forest at the junction of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I have no words to describe its beauty and aroma of the Bandipur National park that is flanked by the attractive Nilgiri mountains and its snow-clad peaks. Situated at an altitude between 680-1454 m to the south of the Kabini River at the base of the Western Ghats, the park itself boasts rugged hills and valleys consumed by the Kabini, Nugu, and Moyar rivers along with many other small rivulets. All these natural elements together never fail to give a scenic setting for the park.

Activities & things to do: Take up a safari that is never to be missed. The admission fee is Rs. 75 and Rs.175 for foreigners. Taking photos will no lose your pocket fortunately. Ya, but videos charge is Rs.100. An elephant ride fee is Rs.100/person for 20 minutes and its timings are 6.30 am, 8:30 am, 3.30 pm, and 5.30 pm.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Monsoon is preferable that is from June to September due to greenery and pleasant scenes. Otherwise, there is no such time when you cannot come here or is not the appropriate one to come.
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