Srirangapatna- god gifted beauty of a town
Srirangapatna town adopted its name from Ranganathaswamy temple. This temple was established during the rule of the Ganga Dynasty. From 9th century onward the place became one of the most important pilgrimage centres for Vaishnavite in South India. Mysore is 15 km away from Srirangapatna. The temple architecture displays both Vijayanage and Hoysala style of temple building. Srirangapatna is also known for the famous Seringapatam battle which was the end of Tipu Sultan’s dynasty. Some Indo-Islamic style of architecture on monuments can also be seen. So, the place is a blend of Hindu and Islamic culture. It is a place of historic, cultural and religious importance. It is also heard that Lord Buddha had visited this land. Srirangapatna is a very famous place in the world tourism map because of its early development of rocket science. This beautiful small town is a great place for nature lovers too and there are enough of options of budget hotels in Srirangapatna.
The famous Srirangapatna fort lies on a small island. This fort is almost triangle shaped and its history dates back to 15th century. Originally, it was a mud fort built under the Vijayanagar dynasty, later, Kantheerava Narasaraj Wodeya rebuilt it but the development was done during the reign of Tipu Sultan. One will see the military, civic and religious structures inside the fort. Srirangapatna fort stands as the witness of the different dynasty who ruled over Mandya district. This fort has two gateways- the Mysore Gate and The Elephant Gate. The amazing military architecture will surprise you. Series of holes of the rifle shots on the wall, the large cannons and even the secret pathways are very exciting to explore. Tipu sultan also built the very popular town mosque The Jumma Masjid. Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Vishu. It is a very famous pilgrimage place and the deity here is known as Adi Ranga. Revealed from inscriptions, this temple started its journey from 984 A.D. The temple works are perfect and the Archaeological Survey of India considers it as an antiquity. There are many other places of attractions like Dariya Daulat Baug, Gumbaz, Captain Bailey’s Dungeon, etc.
Not much luxurious but clean and hygienic atmosphere of the hotels in Srirangapaatnam will make your stay comfortable and memorable. Srirangapatna hotels also offer a full package to the visitors. Reaching this land is not a hectic as it is well-connected by road, air and railway. The best time to visit Srirangapatna is from September to March, when the climate is mild and very pleasant. Mysore railway station is only 13 km away and if you want to fly, regular flights are there. Budget hotels in Srirangapatna also offers pick and drop facility from the airport and railway station. Make sure to book rooms during the peak season.
Dimpy Roy is a travel writer working with an Online Travel Guide. She helps travelers to find the best budget hotels in Srirangapatna for a memorable vacations.