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About Chamarajanagara

Introduction :

Chamarajanagar District Police was created out of Mysore District and came into existence on 15-08-97. The District jurisdiction consists of 5 Taluks namely Chamarajanagar, Gundlupet, Yelandur, Kollegal and Hanur.

How to Reach

By Road

Chamarajanagar is well connected to Mysore, Bangalore. It is around 180 km from Bangalore and 60 km from Mysore. One can get frequent Govt. buses to Chamarajanagar from these cities/towns.

By Rail

Chamarajanagar is connected by rail to Mysore, Bangalore.

By Air

Chamarajanagar does not have an airport and the nearest airport is Bangalore from where one can take flights to other major destinations in India and abroad.

Sri Chamarajeshwara Swami with Sri Kempananjaamba Temple

Sri Chamarajeshwara Swami with Sri Kempananjaamba Temple

When Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahaddur III became the emperor of the Mysore Kingdom, this place was known as Arikutaara. His father, Chamarajendra Wodeyar was born here in the March of 1774. The only thing remaining of the then palace is the this birthplace. It is known by the name 'Janana Mantapa'. Many festivities and holy celebrations take place here. Since this village was the birthplace of the King's father, the King not only renamed it after him as Chamarajanagara, but in 1826, he also built the new Sri Chamarajeshwara Swami with Sri Kempananjaamba Temple, in their name. The idol of Lord Eeshwara is the main deity here. To the left of Sri Chamarajeshwara, we have Sri Kempananjaamba and to the right is Sri Chamundeshwari. In the main entrances to the east of this establishment, we can find the Gopuras (towers), to the south, we have the Sundara Moorthi and many such devotee idols, to the west we have the Rows of Sahasralinga (1,000 Linga's), to the west we can find including the Panchavimshathi Leela Moorthi's, Kshetrapaalakas, Goddess Annapoorneshwari Idol, a total of 67 beautifully sculpted idols.

Malai Hahadeshwara Hills.

Malai Hahadeshwara Hills

It is a pilgrim town located in the Kollegala taluk of Chamarajanagara district. It is situated at about 150 km from Mysuru and about 214 km from Bengaluru. The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara is a very popular Shiva pilgrim centre and one of the most powerful shiva temple. It draws lakhs of pilgrims from the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The temple has lands at Talabetta. The temple attracts not only the pilgrims but also nature lovers. The height of the hill is about 3000 feet above sea level.

Distance: : Mysuru-150km, T.Narasipura – 119km, Maddur -131km, Bangalore -214km.


Biligiri Ranganatha Temple.

Biligiri Ranganatha Temple

The Biligirirangana Hills, commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated in Chamarajanagar District and at it is border with Tamil Nadu.  It is situated at about 85 km from Mysuru and about 170 km from Bengaluru. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

 Distance: : Mysuru-85 km, Yalanduru – 24 km, Chamarajanagara -40 km, Bangalore -170 km.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill is located in Chamarajanagar district at a height of 1450m and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad (in the language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta. It is approximately 220 km from Bangalore and 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road -10 km away from Gundlupete, which is 60 km away from Mysore. There is a motorable road all the way to the top of the hill. Entry fee is collected at the forest department check post at foot of the hill. Materials used for pooja (prayers) alone such as flowers, fruits, Incense sticks etc. are permitted. Other food items are not permitted to be carried in. All these materials should be carried in non-plastic bags. Visitors are allowed from around 8:30am till 4pm. Overnight stay on top is not allowed. Private vehicles are not allowed beyond the forest check post. One has to make use of the mini bus arranged by forest department to visit the temple.

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant and largest habitat of wild elephants in south Asia.

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India. It is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country along with the adjoining Nagarhole national park. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysorebut has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant.

The park spans an area of 874 square kilometers (337 sq mi), protecting several species of India’s endangered wildlife. Together with the adjoining Nagarhole National Park (643 km2 (248 sq mi)), Mudumalai National Park (320 km2 (120 sq mi)) and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (344 km2 (133 sq mi)), it is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve totaling 2,183 km2 (843 sq mi) making it the largest protected area in southern India and largest habitat of wild elephants in south Asia.

Bandipur is located in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is about 80 kilometers (50 mi) from the city of Mysore on the route to a major tourist destination of Ooty. As a result, Bandipur sees a lot of tourist traffic and there are many wildlife fatalities caused by speeding vehicles that are reported each year. There is a ban on traffic from 9 pm to 6 am of dusk to dawn to help bring down the death rate of wildlife.

Suvarnavathi and Chikka hole Reservoir

Suvarnavathi and Chikka hole Reservoir

Suvarnavathi Reservoir also called as Suvarnavathi Dam is located near Chamarajanagar, 14 km from Chamarajanagara town. The Dam is built across Suvarnavathi river which is a sub-river of Kaveri river. Suvarnavathi Dam is located near Attugulipura village, Chamarajanagara Taluk, It is adjacent to Chamarajangara to Coimbatore National Highway . There is a link channel between Suvarnavathi to its small brother dam called Chikkahole Dam, which is 3 km from Suvarnavathi dam.



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