(13 km) It takes its name from the goddess Kali or Chamundeswari temple dated to 13th century on a summit dedicated to the patron goddess of the royal family.
(14 km) The island fortress that was once the capital of the warrior kings Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, the tiger of Mysore. Tipu's summer place, Daria Daulat, built in 1784 was his favourite retreat. It is now a museum and tells eloquently of his valour and his losing battle against British expansion. It has ornate and beautiful frescoes. The temple of Lord Srirangapatnam is said to have been built by the Chieftain Thirumalaiah in 894 AD.
(19 km) This bird sanctuary is an abode for migratory birds like Stock, White Ibis, Little Egret, Partridges, Wild Duck, Spoonbills, Pond heron. June to September is the best season to witness the birds.
Krishnarajendra Dam and Brindavan Gardens
(19 km) A dam was constructed across the Kaveri river during the reign of his Highness Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur. The dam was built keeping in view the need for a constant supply of water for electric installation at Shivanasamundram which was put in 1902. A pleasant garden called Brindavan is raised adjacent to dam and has swirling fountains dancing to rhythm of soft music the colourful fairy lights.
(22 km) Important pilgrim centre it has famous temple dedicated to Nanjundeswara built in Dravidian style with a lofty Gopuram. This spacious temple is 385 x 160 ft. and supported by 147 columns. The temple's car festival and procession is held towards the end of March.
(38 km) Town has 13th century. Hoysala temple with an image of Venugopal standing about 62 ft. high in the south cell, Vishnu image in the west and janardhana image in the north. The exterior walls of the temple are frescoed with episodes from the epics.
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