Mysuru (Mysore) to Nanjangud

The picturesque Mysore city is famed for its age-old history, long line of powerful Indian emperors, spectacular locales and legendary architectural landmarks. An ever popular tourist destination, the fun filled excursions from Mysore to Nanjangud take tourists across scenic locales to the revered town.

Sited at a distance of 25 km south of Mysore, the quaint and picture perfect Nanjangud town falls on the route to the Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty.. The town is an eminent pilgrimage site of South India that is located on the banks of the Kapila River. A revered temple, consecrated to the venerable Lord Shreekanteshwara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, stands here and is held in great esteem by the local people. One of the largest shrines in South India, the Nanjangud Temple sprawls across an expanse of 1 acre.
The temple houses 121 statues of the various avatars of Lord Shiva along with 65 lingams.

Tourists usually undertake the Mysore to Nanjangud sojourn during the refreshing spring months of March and April when a large festival is organized at the temple premises. Thousands of devotees assemble to offer their prayers and seek Lord's Shiva's benediction and be absolved of all their sins and transgressions.

To facilitate accessibility, there are regular buses provided by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) that ply passengers to and fro. The buses are very punctual and offer excellent services at an affordable cost of Rs. 14. The half hour journey is all the more enjoyable owing to the scenic rhapsodies that the tourists witness as they head to explore the stunning thoroughfare.

Last Updated on 9/14/2011