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Chamrajnagar is located at 11°55N 76°57E / 11.92°N 76.95°E / 11.92; 76.95. It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).
How Chamarajanagar got its Name.
It is just because the 9th Chamaraja Wodeyar (1774-1796 Christian Era),one of the kings of Mysore kingdom was born here.
As of 2001 India census, Chamrajnagar had a population of 77,810. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chamrajnagar has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 65% and female literacy of 54%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Getting There
By Road
From the state capital Bangalore, the State Highway 17 can be used to reach Chamarajanagar via Mysore, Chamarajanagar is at a distance of 65 km from Mysore. The distance from Bangalore to Chamarajanagar is about 185 km. The Bangalore-Kanakapura-Kollegal-Chamarajanagar road can also be used with the distance being the same.
NH 209
Connection : Bangalore to Dindigul, Length : 456 km, Onway District HQs :(Bangalore Urban)-Chamarajanagar-Coimbatore-(Dindigul).
By Rail
Chamarajanagar has a new railway station inaugurated when the railway track was upgraded to broad gauge from metre gauge in November 2008. Mysore, 61 km away, is well connected by railway to major cities in India. Some long-distance trains now come to Chamarajanagar also. The project to construct a new railway line from Chamarajanagar to Satyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam,Erode is progressing slowly. It will reduce the distance between Bangalore and Chamarajanagar and other cities of Tamil Nadu. The proposal to extend the railway line further to Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu has not been got environmental clearance.
On the day of the new BG line inauguration, a local committee at Chamarajanagar had presented a memorandum to the then Honourable Minister for Railways for State Dr.Velu to take up the construction work between Chamarajanagar and Mettupalayam directly and also to take up the construction work of the Bangalore—Mettupalayam railway line via Satyamangalam. They have conveyed the importance of connecting Satyamangalam with Gobichettipalayam, Erode which is said to be very prosperous for the country. This proposal will bring the eastern as well as the western coastal regions closer to the northern region via Chamarajanagar. i.e. Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam including Coimbatore from the west and the eastern costal cities including Madurai, Trichy, Srirangam, etc.
Since Feb 2010, Tirupati Express (213) has been extended till Chamarajanagar station and is the only long route train from Chamarajanagar.
New Rail line survey b/w Chamarajanagar & Krishnagiri
The 2010 railway budget comeout with a proposal to conduct survey for newline between Chamarajanagar and Krishnagiri(Tamil Nadu).This line will give direct connectivity between Chennai and Mysore.That means the new services will be through Chennai-Krishnagiri-Chamarajanagar-Mysore instead of busy Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore!
New Rail line survey b/w Tumkur & Chamarajanagar
The 2011 railway budget comeout with a proposal to conduct survey for newline between Tumkur and Chamarajanagar.This line will go through Kunigal,kollegal.
By Air
The nearest airport is Mysore, 51 km. The airports at Bangalore, 236 km, Coimbatore, 134 km or Kozhikode are more distant but can be used for reaching Chamarajanagar.
Connecting Point
In otherwards Chamarajanagar can also be called as connecting point for 3 southern states of India.Because it connects Bangalore-Sathayamangalam-Coimbatore,Mysore-Sathyamangalam-Coimbatore,Mysore-Sathyamangalam-Gobichettipalayam-Erode-palani,Bangalore-Calicut,Mangalore-Sathyamangalam-Gobichettipalayam-Erode-Palani.But the district. Chamarajanagar is still backward due to a blind belief among politicians that anyone who steps into this land will lose power.Other reasons are lack of interest from the Government.No one Chief Minister had visited this district headquarter(Chamarajanagar) since 16 years! It can be possibly stated that Chamarajanagar is one of the most underestimated places in Karnataka.
Bangalore-Coimbatore shortest route
The route via Chamarajanagar that is via NH-209 is shortest route for Bangalore to coimbatore.It is 320 km (Bangalore-Kanakapura-Malavalli-Kollegal-Chamarajanagar-Sathyamangalam-Coimbatore).This route has been selected for NHAI road development project(PHASE-IV B),within few months it will be a good road.So travellers should use this route,any other route will lead to greater distance and definitely greater time,fuel!Though Bangalore-Salem-Coimbatore may be fastest.
Bangalore-Kozhikode Alternate Road
The road via Chamarajanagar can also be used as an alternate road to Kozhikode, it avoids busy Bangalore-Mysore and Mysore-Nanjangud road. The road profile from Bangalore to calicut via CHAMARAJANAGAR is as follows. Bangalore -Kanakapura-Malavalli-Kollegal-CHAMARAJANAGAR-Gundlupet-Sulthan Bathery-Kozhikode
Tourist Places
Chamarajanagar is also known as 'Silk City' (Reshme Nagari). There are many tourist spots to visit in this district and close to the city. These are:
  • B R Hills (Biligiri Rangana Betta)
  • Haralukote Hanuman Temple & Janardhanaswamy Temple is about 5 km from Chamarajanagar Town
  • Bannari Amman Temple Bannari is about 60 km from Chamrajnagar
  • K.Gudi (Jungle Lodge)
  • MM Hills (Male Mahadeshwara Betta)
  • Bandipura (Wild life Sanctuary)
  • Talkad (Piligrimage centre)
  • Somanathpur (Historical place)
  • Shivanasamudra (Shivanasamudra Falls)
  • Madyaranga temple (Near Shivanasamudra Falls)
  • Karivaradarajaswamy Hills
  • Himavadh Gopal Swamy Betta (Misty hilltop Temple with full of FOG)
  • Veerabhadraswamy Temple Channappanapura 10 km from Chamarajanagar
  • Veerabhadraswamy temple H.mookahalli 15 km from Chamarajanagar
Schools and Colleges
Chamarajanagar City has many schools and colleges.
Engineering Colleges:
  • Government Engineering College, Chamarajanagar,
Geographic/Rural Culture/Tourist Research Institute
  • Emperor Asoka Forum,
Mysore University Center:
  • MYSORE UNIVERSITY MBA/MSW/MCJ_UG-Centre,Chamarajanagar
  • St. Joseph's Higher Primary School
  • St. Francis English school
  • St. Paul's School
  • CSI School
  • Sri Ramachandra High school
  • Banjara Indian School
  • Kanankagiri Jain Education Trust High School
  • Govt Primary School famously known as Pete Primary School
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishat Kannada / English medium Schools
  • J S S Boys High School
  • J S S Girls High School
  • Government High School
  • M C S High school, somavarpet
  • Christa raja Balara Pattana, Ramasamudra
  • St. Francis PU College
  • Government Arts College
  • J S S Women's College of Arts, Commerce and Science
  • Government Polytechnic
  • J S S ITI College
  • Government first grade college (commerce, science)
  • Government Hospital on Double Road
  • Picardo Hospital on Double Road
  • St. Joseph's Hospital at Siddartha Extension
  • kshema Hospital on Double Road
  • Basavarajamma Rajeswaraiah hospital near government hospital
The main shops are located in the areas of Bazaar Street, Agrahara, Car Street, Double Road area. There are many shops around Deviation Road, Vaniyar Steet (Gundalpet Road), Pond Street, Chamal Street and other adjacent areas of Bazaar Street. Telephone Exchange Road, Bazaar Street (ದೊಡ್ಡ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಬೀದಿ) and (ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಬೀದಿ) are the old business hubs of the city.
Reshme Naadu is the local newspaper published and distributed within Chamarajanagar. Other newspapers printed at Mysore/Bangalore are available.,viz Vartha Bharathi, Vijaya Karnataka, Prajavani, Aandolana, Kannada Prabha, Times of India and Vijay Times.
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