Islands Of Cauvery River

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Srirangapatna is a town in the Mandya district of Karnataka, a southern state in India. The closest big city is Mysore. It is of great religious, cultural and historic importance. The town is easily accessible by train and bus from Karnataka’s capital, Bangalore and also from Mysore. The town takes its name from Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town, making Srirangapatna one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in India.

Close by is the Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary. You can find the Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Black-headed Ibis, River Tern, Great Stone Plover and Indian Shag. The temple of Lord Srinivasa - Karighatta also known as Black Hill, is situated near by. The summer palace of King Tipu Sultan is also an interesting place to visit. About 27 km away from the town is the Sivasamudra Falls, the second biggest waterfall in India.

It’s located in the Mandya District of Karnataka. At this point the Kaveri River splits into two and each branch falls down rocky cliffs. The more popularly viewed waterfall is called Gaganachukki and the other one Bharachukki. These spectacular waterfalls are surrounded by forests of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. The best time to visit Shivanasamudramis between June and February.

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