Channarayapatna is a town and taluka in Hassan district in Karnataka. The town is an administrative headquarters of the taluka which is in Shravanabelagola MLA Constituency. The town is located on the Mangalore - Bangalore National highway 48, at a distance of 148 km from Bangalore and 37 km from the district headquarters, Hassan. The nearest railway stations are at Holenarasipura, which is at a distance of 26 km, and Hassan, at a distance of 37 km.

Channarayapatna is a transport hub with a national highway NH 48 and 6 state highways intersecting here. The six state highways connect channarayapatna to Mysore, Arsikere, Holenarasipura(2 highways), Tiptur and Shravanabelagola while the national highway connects to Hassan and Mangalore.

Channarayapatna is a junction for pilgrims of lord Bhaghavan Bahubali of Shravanabelagola which is at a distance of 13 km and which is of great historical and cultural interest, nationally and internationally.