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Vinit Singh
13th Jan 18

Tipu sultan Gumbaz

Tipu sultan Gumbaz  Video Review


31st Dec 17

Stunningly beautiful church

Stunningly beautiful church  Video Review

St Joseph Church

Shivi N
5th Nov 17

Small but beautiful local Ganesh temple

Small but beautiful local Ganesh temple  Video Review

Shri Ganesha Temple

Shivi N
5th Nov 17

Divine and peaceful

Divine and peaceful  Video Review

Sri Saumyakeshava Temple

Thejasvi Bhat
2nd May 17

My visit to gumbaz

My visit to gumbaz  Video Review


14th Jan 18

My visit to the tomb of tipu gumbaz

My visit to the tomb of tipu gumbaz  Video Review


Jatin Modi
14th Jan 18

Historical place

Historical place  Video Review


Kratika Mittal
13th Aug 16

Awesome Architectural Structure

Awesome Architectural Structure  Video Review


Swateek Jena
13th Aug 16

Beautiful temple surroundings

Beautiful temple surroundings  Video Review

Cheluvarayaswamy Temple

Thejasvi Bhat
10th Jul 16

Reasons to go to Mandya

1Trek In The Dark Wilderness Of Kunti Betta
Trek In The Dark Wilderness Of Kunti Betta

Walk up the hill in the night to witness a sky full of stars and a beautiful sunrise that will make you feel on top of the world! 

Shinto K Anto talks about his experience, “Started the journey in the night and a little difficult trek to reach the peak. It was a beautiful sunrise, trek down to a nearby dam for take a refreshing swim/kayaking.”

You can take a stop at one of these hotels to refresh yourself after the trek. 


Read more at 8 Things Every Night Owl Must Do In India

Reviews (7)

Udei kul

Udei kul3.6/5

3 reviews

Mandya - a home away from home

Mandya is a very rural township between Bangalore and Mysore. It has both rural as well as city flavour in hotels/shops/picnic spots etc. New Mandya is situated on the Highway and has beautiful houses, restaurants, shops etc, while rural Mandya is situated in the inner segments of the town. Rural Mandya has got old houses, shops and even age-old hotels making very tasty food items like Tatte idli, vade, various dosa items besides meals, lunch, dinner etc . Best thing about Mandya is its people. They are really very friendly and helpful. Even auto drivers can be trusted and they will take you to the your destination and will not charge you extra . . There are many sight seeing places nearby Mandya like Melakote, Maddur, Malavalli, Srirangapatna etc. With lot of temples and sight seeing places. The weather is also very refreshing and excellent all through the year.

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.9/5

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Mandya is known for its beautiful picnic spots and sombre climate

Mandya is known for its beautiful picnic spots and sombre climate. Krishnaraja Sagar dam is located 19 kilometres northwest of Mysore which is located in mandya district. The full reservoir level of the majestic KRS Dam is 124. 80 feet which fills to the brim in the monsoon period between June to september, The brindavan gardens is illuminated in the evenings making it a visual treat to watch. In srirangapatna, the places to visit are the ranganathittu bird sanctuary, gumbaz, sri ranganathaswamy temple and daria daulat bagh. 36 kilometers north of mandya is melkote which is well-known for the vairamudi festival. Shivanasamudra is well-known for cascading waterfalls. Satyagraha Soudha is 25 kilometres from mandya and is located in maddur district at a place called shivapura

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Mandya Overview

Mandya is an administrative district located in southern part of Karnataka, nearby the Deccan Plateau. Mandya, commonly referred to as ‘the Land of Sugar’ or ‘the Sugar City’, is a popular tourist destination in the South.

As per folklore, Mandya, formerly known by the names of ‘Vedaranya’ and ‘Vishnupura’, was later named after the Sage Mandavya, who had performed penance on the land. Mandya was ruled by many dynasties like Gangas, Cholas and the Hoysalas. Formed in the year 1939, Mandya was an integral part of Mysore District in its initial years.

Mandya is primarily an agrarian district. Sugarcane and Paddy are the major crops that are grown here. The Sugar Mills, Jaggery making units and Rice Mills are the other prominent industries at Mandya. Kannada, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Marathi are the languages used by the people of Mandya.

Mandya District is bound by Mysore District on the South, Tumkur District on the North, Hassan District on the West and Ramanagara District on the East. Mandya has a varied topography that comprise of plains interspersed with hilly regions, rocky ridges, rivers and an extension of the Biligirirangana range of mountains in the south-east. The district is watered by River Cauvery and its tributaries - Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani and Veeravaishnavi. Water from River Cauvery is supplied through Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam for both domestic & irrigation purposes.

Mandya is a land deeply rooted in art and culture. Mythological Dramas are regularly staged in most of the villages. Folk theatre, dance and songs are also a vital part of rural life of Mandya. The rich and colorful traditions inherited by the people of Mandya are reflected in the vibrant celebrations of temple festivals and village festivals.

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Brindavan Gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, the historical town of Srirangapatna, Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary, Shivanasamudra Falls, Kaveri Fishing Camp and Chaluvanarayana Swamy and Yaganarasimha Swamy temples of Melkote are the prime attractions of Mandya Tourism. Mandya also offers Mallikarjuna Temple at Basaralu, Brahmeshwara Temple at Kikkeri and Hosa Holalu Temple at Krishnaraj Pete, which are fine examples of Hoysala temple architecture.

Mandya city is the headquarters of Mandya District. Mandya city, well connected by road and rail, is located at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore and 40 km from Mysore, on the Bangalore – Mysore State Highway - 17. The nearest airport is at Bangalore, which can be reached by a two hours drive.

Photos of Mandya

Kuntibetta, Mandya

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Manjunath Boss

A small water body near the hill
Kuntibetta, Mandya

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Manjunath Boss

Up on the hill
Basaralu Temple, Mandya

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Basaralu Temple, Mandya

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