Mandya headquarters of Mandya district is located 40 km from Mysore and 100 km from Bangalore. First place to introduce Hydro - Electrical Power Supply In Karnataka. Distance from Mandya to Mysuru is 48.7 km and travel time is around 1 h 4 min via NH275. Distance from Mandya to Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp is 69.0 km and travelling time is around 1 h 38 min via NH275.

Although it is widely purported that the region is named after a sage called Maandavya, scholars and academicians dismiss that claim. It has been found in ancient inscription referring this region as 'Man-ta-ya', meaning a habitat preceding a civilization or roughly an ancient abode.

Mandya is also called as The Land of Sugar and The Land of Rice. Mandya is a prominent agricultural district, formed in the year 1939. Blessed with the irrigation waters of river Cauvery and Hemavathi, half of the district's countryside is lush in various hues of green throughout the year. About half of the agricultural land in the district receives assured irrigation from the Krishna Raj Sagar (KRS) and the Hemavathi reservoirs.

Temples around Mandya

Sri Hole Anjaneya Swamy Temple
Ambegalu Krishna Temple, B. Hosuru
Sri Bisilu Maramma Temple, Mandya
Sri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple
Narasimha Swamy Temple
Srinivasa Temple Pette Bidi Mandya
Sri Mayamma Devi Temple
Ganesha Temple Acetatetown Mandya
Sri Ugra Narasimha Swamy Temple
Karighatta Temple, Kallikoppalu
Saumyakeshava Temple, Nagamangala, Mandya
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, Kannambadi, Mandya
Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna
Pattaladamma Temple, Elechaakanahalli, Mandya
Sri Bhu Varaha Sametha Lakshmi Temple, Varahanatha Kallahalli
Marehalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Mandyada Sri Shiradi Sai Baba Mandir

State Protected Monuments in Mandya

State Protected Monuments officially reported by Archeological Survey of India in Mandya, Karnataka is listed below

State Protected Monuments in Mandya
  • Ananthapadmanabha Temple
  • Kasi Visvesvara Temple
  • Brahmesvara Temple
  • Mahalingesvara Temple
  • Mallesvara Temple
  • Basavesvara Temple
  • Tippu's Inscriptions in Mandya
  • The Kalyani and Bhuvanesvari Mantap and the ancillary shrines
  • Narasimhaswamy Temple
  • Madhavaraya Temple
  • Mulesingesvara Temple
  • Krishnamurti's Bungalow
  • Rayagopura
  • Venugoplaswamy Temple
  • Birth Place of Mumudi Krishnaraja Wodiyar
  • Srirangapatna Fort, Smarakagalu
  • Kodandaramaswamy Temple

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Science

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Science (founded in 1986) is located off the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway at Balagangadharanatha Nagara in Mandya of Karnataka. The institute was established with the purpose of disseminating quality medical education to the aspiring students from the rural areas. The college is sponsored by Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust, which was started in 1973. The college was initially under Mysore University but now it is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi and General Medical Council, London (U.K).

Tourist Places near KR Pet

KR Pet is a small village in Krishnarajpet Taluk in Mandya District of Karnataka. It comes under Krishnapura Panchayath and belongs to Mysore Division. It is located 54 KM towards west from District head quarters Mandya and 146 KM from State capital Bangalore. K.R. Pet is surrounded by Krishnarajanagara Taluk towards South, Pandavapura Taluk towards East, Channarayapatna Taluk towards North, Holenarsipur Taluk towards west. Shrirangapattana, Mysore, Mandya, Maddur are the nearby tourist attractions to K.R. Pet.

Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry

Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry is famous for its Spot Billed Pelicans and the Painted Storks that can be sighted here in vast numbers during season time. This scenic village has paddy fields, cattle, water, and lots of exotic birds. The village is in the Maddur Taluka of the Mandya district of Karnataka. Distance from Bengaluru to Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka is 378 km and travelling time is around 6 h 35 min via NH79.

Kokkare is the local name for "Painted Storks" that are very famous in this region, "Bellur" meaning village of jaggery (raw sugar from sugarcane); hence, the village has derived its name from the bird. The village thrives on the bird�s droppings, which are called "guano", as they are rich in potassium. The villagers use these bird droppings as manure for their cultivation. Indeed, the villagers believe that the birds bring in good luck and prosperity. The district abounds in sugarcane fields and this village is famous for having large colonies of Spot-billed Pelicans and Painted Storks nesting in trees within the village.

Kokkare village is on the banks of the river Shimsha, and it is a very beautiful sight to see the birds in their natural habitat when they arrive in the nesting season over here. The river Shimsha flows ahead and meets the river Kaveri. The place is not a traditional sanctuary; the visiting birds here live and mingle freely with the humans. Seeing a Pelican here is as common as seeing a crow or a sparrow!

The route to take to get here is as follows: Bangalore � Bidadi � Ramanagara � Channapatna and before reaching Maddur, you will come to a place named Rudrakshipura. From here, you have to take the inner road for around 12 km till you reach your destination.