Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Brindavan Gardens
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Brindavan Gardens are located at a distance of around 12 km away from the town of Srirangapatna. The dam is constructed across the Kaveri River and measures around 130 ft in height with 152 sluice gates.
Ganjam has mortal remains of Tipu Sultan as well as his father Hyder Ali and his mother Fatima. This place has ebony doors laid with ivory and tiger stripes on the walls.
Kikkeri Village, situated 20 km from Krishnarajapet, has several trees, hillocks and extensive green lands. The Brahmeswara temple, built during the reign of Hoysala Dynasty, is also situated in this village.
Gumbaz Fort, also known as the Tipu’s Fort, is located at Srirangapatna taluka. The fort has the Juma Mosque and the Ranganathaswamy temple within its complex. It is mainly the tombs of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, constructed in Indo-Islamic architectural style.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, situated 4 km south-west of Srirangapatna, is home to migratory birds like stork and pelican. The sanctuary lies on the banks of the Kaveri River and has a group of six islets. It was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1940.
Shivanasamudra Falls lies over the Kaveri River, in the Malavalli Taluka of the Mandya District. It has twin falls, namely the Barachukki Falls and the Gaganchukki Falls. Asia’s first Hydroelectric Power Project was set up here in 1901.
Shimsha Valley is the place where the Shimsha River merges into the Kaveri River. The valley is famous for waterfalls and dense forests and can be reached from the main Maddur-Malavalli-Kollegal Road.
Hemagiri, situated 6 km away from K. R. Petay town on the banks of the Hemavati River, is mainly an anicut(dam) that provides water for irrigation purposes. It has a continuous strip of foliage, constructed at the foot of a hill near the Hemavati River.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has an idol of the lord in sleeping posture on the snake, Anantha. It is considered to be one of the largest temples in the state, constructed in Vijayanagar and Hoysala architectural styles.
Lakshminarayana temple is the famous trikutachala, a three-celled temple, in the Hosaholalu village. The temple, also known as the Hosa Holalu temple, lies 3 km east of Krishnarajapet. The temple devoted to Sri Lakshminarayana was constructed in the 13th century in Hoysala architectural style.
Kokkare Bellur, located at a distance of around 12 km from Maddur, is a small village popular for its bird sanctuary. The sanctuary is home for several colourful birds, including the grey-pelican that comes here from Australia.
Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary
Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary is located between the falls of Barachukki, Gaganchukki and Mekedatu. The sanctuary has dense forests, streams and valleys along with large numbers of mahseer fishes.
Ugra Narasimha Temple
Ugra Narasimha temple, belonging to the Hoysala period, is situated 100 yards from the town of Srirangapatna. It is located south-east of the Ranganatha temple and is famous for the 7 ft high block idol of Lord Narasimha. This idol has eight hands, three eyes and viscera, killing the demon Hiranyakashipu.
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is a protective area for wolves in the Melkote Village. There are two blocks in this sanctuary, the Mudibetta and the Narayandurga.
Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary lies at an altitude ranging from 770 m to 1000 m, in the Mandya District. The sanctuary was mainly established for protecting peacocks in the region.
Daria Daulat Bagh
Daria Daulat Bagh, constructed in 1784, was the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore. The palace has been built using teak, in Indo-Saracenic architectural style with ornate and frescoes.
Tipu’s Palace, also known as the Lal Mahal, is situated in Srirangapatna near the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple.
Kaveri Fishing Camp
Kaveri Fishing Camp, also known as the Bheemeshwari Fishing and Nature Camp, is situated in the Bheemeshwari town. Owing to the presence of ample of mahseer fish, this place is ideal for tourists interested in fishing and angling.