Chamarajanagar Travel Guide
Best time to visit Chamarajanagar in the next six months
- Jayanth Dev
- Lives in Bangalore
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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.More »
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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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.More »
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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- State: Karnataka
- Famous for/as: Heritage
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.
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