Surrounded by a circle of magnificent hills adorned with the scent of sandalwood and thick covers of green forest. Chamarajanagar is indeed a scenic wonder. Located at the southern tip of Karnataka, the city is a unique blend of natural beauty and grand cultural heritage. A part of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom, it was formerly known as Arikottara. King Chamaraja Wodeyar was born here and later it was renamed as Chamarajanagar. Surrounded by dense forests, teeming with wild animals and flora. It is home to several tribes like Soligars, Yaravas and hill shepherds. Chamarajanagar exudes its mystical charm, inviting tourists to explore the jungle.

For those who love wild and exotic wildlife, Chamarajanagar is an ideal destination. Spend a day or night camping in Bandipur National Park, enjoy the scenic beauty of nature and explore the rare flora and fauna of the region.

Explore your spirituality at various holy places of worship in and around the city. Chamarajeswara Temple, Male Mahadeshwara Hill, Biligirirangana Hill and Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple and Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen Monastery are popular.

Visit during religious festivals like Maha Shivratri and Ratha Yatra to get a glimpse of folk arts and dance forms. You can also buy some beautiful souvenirs of sandalwood carvings in the local markets.