|Lok Sabha Constituencies in Mandya district, Karnataka (MP Constituencies)||Mandya|
|MLA Assembly Constituencies in Mandya district, Karnataka||Krishnarajpet
About Mandya District :
The district receives an average annual rainfall of 700 millimeters. The climate of the district comprises of moderate summers (Maximum 35 degree Celsius) and moderate winters (Minimum 20 degree Celsius).
The District lies between 76° 19′ and 77° 20′ East Longitude and 12° 13′ and 13° 04′ North Latitude. It is bounded on the North by Hassan and Tumkur Districts on the East, by Tumkur and Bangalore Districts on the South by Mysore and on the West by the districts of Hassan and Mysore.
Mandya district comprises of 7 taluks. The total geographical area of the district is 4,98,244 Hectares, out of which 2,53,067 Hectares forms the sown area. More than half of the total land area in the district is put to agricultural use. 94,779 Hectares of land is irrigated. With a total population of 19.25 lakhs, around 5 lakh people are employed in the Agriculture Sector.
The district headquarters is Mandya city, which is located on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Mandya city is around 100 Kilometres away from Bangalore City and Mysore city is around 40 Kilometres away from Mandya city. The other towns of the district are Maddur, Malavalli, Srirangapatna, Nagamangala, Krishnaraj Pete and Pandavapura.
Mandya city is well connected by road and rail. All trains between Bangalore and Mysore pass through Maddur, Mandya, Pandavapura and Srirangapatna. The nearest airport is Bangalore city, which is around two hours drive by road.
Mandya is the land of art, and culture. Drama is a passion of most people of this district. Mythological dramas are staged in many villages on regular basis. Folk theatre, dance and songs are an integral part of the rural life. Temple festivals and village festivals, called Jatras are performed with great enthusiasm and gaiety. These performances are marked by colorful traditions and fanfare.
Mandya district is host to several places of Tourism interest. The Brindavan Gardens at the Krishna Raj Sagar, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary, the historical town ofSrirangapatna, the Shivanasamudra falls, Kaveri Fishing Camp, temple town of Melkote, and theTonnur lake are the prominent tourism places in the district.
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Tourist Places :
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Brindavan Gardens :
Located 19 kms North-West of Mysore is the KRS Dam and the ornamental terraced Brindavan Gardens. The swirling Musical Fountains dancing to the rhythm of soft music and colourful Lights transform this place into a fairy land in the evenings, attracting thousands of visitors.
How to reach there: By road from Mysore or Srirangapatna. Some trains between Mysore and Bangalore also stop at the KRS Railway station.
Timings of Entry to Brindavan Gardens: Closes at 9.00 P.M. on week days and at 10.00 P.M. on sundays. The illumination is between 7.00 and 8.00 P.M. on week days and between 7.00 and 9.00 P.M. on Sundays.
Where to stay at the Brindavan Gardens: The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) Hotel.
Tippu’s Fort at Srirangapatna holds within it the Juma mosqueand the Ranganatha Swamy Temple. Outside the fort, is the Gumbaz, the tomb of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. Gumbaz is a magnificent example of Indo-Islamic architecture, with an imposing dome, doors of ebony inlaid with ivory.
The Masjid-e-ala mosque built during Tipu’s time(1784) was completely painted by the “Baburi” motif which was later whitewashed by the British. It has with two tall graceful minarets and beautiful carved flowery designs on the roof and pillars. In the centre of the mosque are delicately chiseled bunches of grapes and other creepers. A stony solar clock is in the courtyard.
How to reach there: By road from Bangalore, Mandya or Mysore. Srirangapatna is located 125 K.M.s away from Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. From Mysore Srirangapatna is just 15 K.M.s away.
Where to Stay at Srirangapatna: Hotel Mayura Riverview run by the KSTDC has lovely riverside cottages at Srirangapatna. Phone:
Royal Amblee Resorts and Fortview Resorts located on the Highway at Srirangapatna also provide good quality accommodation and local cuisine.
3 Kms South of Srirangapatna is the Sangama – where the two branches of river Kaveri re-unite in joyful exuberance.
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