The historic place of Srirangapatna / Srirangapattana is situated on the banks of river Cauvery at 15 Km from Mysore. Srirangapatna is noted for its ruler Tipu Sultan, the Ranganatha Temple, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and Cauvery River.
Picture1 – Fort of Srirangapatna
The place has been ruled by Gangas, Hoysalas, Vijaynagara kings, and Wodeyars. From the year 1610 to 1699 the town of Srirangapatna was the capital of the Mysore state. In the year 1690-91, the Mysore king Sri Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar appointed Hyder Ali as the commander in chief.
Picture2 – Tipu Sultan
Srirangapatna town is an island created by river Cauvery. The river is split into two and one branch flows towards east and other towards the west and the confluence is at Sangama.
Picture3 – Srirangapatna Railway Station
In 1610 Raja Wodeyar, the ruler of Mysore defeated Rangaraya, the viceroy of Srirangapatna. Around 1766 Srirangapatna was ruled by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu and made it the capital. They expanded their kingdom and fought 4 wars with British known as the Mysore war. After the death of Hyder in 1782, Tipu was enthroned as the Sultan/king on 4th May 1783. He was brave and was given the title “Tiger of Mysore. In 1792, after the third Mysore war ended Tipu was forced by the British to hand over two of his sons as hostages along with surrendering half of his territories.
Picture4 – Place where Tipu’s body was found
On 4th May 1799, in the fourth Mysore War, Tipu died fighting the British. The British crowned Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as the ruler or Srirangapatna.
Picture5 – Cauvery River
Interesting places around Srirangapatna and nearby are:
- Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
- Gosai Ghat, Pashchima Vahini, Sangama
- Kshanambika Temple
- Daria Daulat, the Palace of Tipu Sultan
- Gumbaz, the Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan
- Colonel Bailey’s Dungeons
- Jumma Masjid (a Mosque)
- Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary
- Shivanasamudra Falls
- Brindavan Gardens
- Kunti Betta
- Venugopalaswamy Temple, Kannambadi
Type of Place: Historical Town
Situated: Mandya district, Karnataka
Distance: 15 Km from Mysore, 125 Km from Bangalore
Transport: Well connected by road and rail
Facilities: Many hotels and resorts are available