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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Chamarajnagar district.
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chamarajanagara
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 313
Telephone code 08226
Vehicle registration KA-10

Chamarajanagar is a town in the southern end of Karnataka, a state in India. It is also the headquarters of the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It is named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX (1774 - 1796), king of Mysore, who was born in the town. It is also one of the less developed towns in Karnataka, even though it is situated on the interstate that links Tamil Nadu and Kerala


Chamarajnagar is located at 11°55′N 76°57′E / 11.92°N 76.95°E / 11.92; 76.95.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).


As of the 2008 India census,[2] Chamrajanagar had a population of 77,811. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Chamrajanagar 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.



From the state capital Bangalore, the State Highway 17 can be used to reach Chamarajanagar via Mysore, Chamarajanagar is at a distance of 61 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.


Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud railway line was opened to service on 27 August 1926. Chamarajanagar has a new railway station since the railway track was upgraded to broad gauge from one metre gauge in November 2008. 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 yet received environmental clearance.

On the day of the new BG line inauguration, a local committee at Chamarajanagar presented a memorandum to the then 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 and Erode. This proposal will bring the eastern as well as the western coastal regions closer to the northern region via Chamarajanagar.

Since Feb 2010, the Tirupati Express (213) has been extended to Chamarajanagar station and is the only long route train from Chamarajanagar.

In 2010, the Railway Budget proposed to conduct a survey for the newline between Chamarajanagar and Krishnagiri. This line will connect Chennai and Mysore directly; that means: through Chennai-Krishnagiri-Chamarajanagar-Mysore instead of the busy Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore route.

The 2011 railway budget proposed to conduct a survey for a newline between Tumkur and Chamarajanagar.

Railway Station[edit]

Chamarajanagar Railway Station is the 'Southern Most' rail point of Karnataka.Station code is CMNR.


The nearest airport is Mysore. Mandakalli which is 52 km. The International airports are Bangalore located 236 km and Coimbatore located 134 km

Tourist places[edit]

Chamarajanagar is also known as the 'Granite City'. There are many tourist spots to visit around the city. These are:

  • Chamarajeshwara temple
  • Sri Vijaya Parsvanatha Jain Basadi, A.D 1117, located at heart of the City.
  • Janana Mantapa of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar
  • B R Hills (Biligiri Rangana Betta)
  • Sri VeerabadreswaraSwamy Temple, Kuderu-571316', 18 km from Chamarajanagar Via Santhe Marahalli
  • Haralukote Anjaneya & Janardhanaswamy Temple is about 5 km from Chamarajanagar
  • Bannari Amman Temple Bannari is about 60 km from Chamrajnagar
  • K.Gudi (Jungle Lodge)
  • MM Hills (Male Mahadeshwara Betta)
  • Bandipura (Wild life Sanctuary)
  • Talkad (Pilgrimage centre)
  • Kelasuru Jain temple
  • Sri Adinatha Swamy Digambar Jain temple,Harave, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka
  • Somanathpur (Historical place)
  • Shivanasamudra (Shivanasamudra Falls)
  • Karivaradarayana Hills
  • Sri Chandra Natha swamy Hill, Jain hill ( Jaingall betta)
  • water reservoirs,Chikkahole and Suvarnavathi just 15 km from Chamarajanar.
  • Boodhipadaga, Veerappan was jailed here.
  • Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri, Jain Pilgrim Centre [1]
  • Sri Vardhamana swamy jain temple, Ummathur, Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka
  • Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta', 60 km from Chamarajanagar towards Bandipur
  • Sri Hulugana Maradi Venkataramanaswamy Betta', 35 km from Chamarajanagar Via Terakanambi
  • Sri Swarnagowri Devalaya, Kuderu-571316', 18 km from Chamarajanagar Via Santhe Marahalli
  • Sri Kaavi Basaveswara Temple, Kuderu-571316', 18 km from Chamarajanagar Via Santhe Marahalli
  • Sri Bolagudda Mahadeshwara Temple, Kalpura-571128, 13 km from Chamarajanagar,

Bhavani sagar dam 75 km from Chamrajnagar via Bannari

  • Mayamma Temple Mukkadahalli Chamarajanagar Tq & Dist very famous Temple

Notable Personalities of the District[edit]


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