A quaint, old – fashioned and picturesque village in the Srirangapatna Taluk in the Mandya District of Karnataka province in India, Mahadevapura is a tranquil and serene village and a great picnic spot. The village is situated around 16 km from Mysore city but it belongs to the Mysore Division. The local language of the village is Kannada and the total population adds up to 6,295 people. With around 1,509 houses, the total geographical area of the village is 1262.62 hectares.
The Mahadevapura village, an ideal place for a getaway, is most popular for its virgin natural beauty including lush green forests, rich landscape, scenic beauty, and the water of the strong and immense Kaveri River flowing close by. One can experience and enjoy everything here, from calm and soothing nature walks to thrilling adventure sports. The Mahadevapura village and its surrounding places are a well–known spot for filmmakers and film shooting. It is known for shooting nature scenes, forest scenes, and adventurous events too. More than 200 films have been shot here and so, the place is better known as ‘Cinema Halli’ (film village). The village has a bird sanctuary known as the Gende Hosalli Bird Sanctuary which is a prime attraction here. Located on the banks of the Kaveri River, the place is visited by a lot of migratory birds during the entire year.
There are rich green irrigated lands, Paddy fields, Sugar Cane, and poultry farms that surround the village. There is also a 600 years old Shiva Temple located in the village. The Mahadevapura village is a beautiful and well-maintained village with a river flowing from the middle of a dense forest.
Location: Srirangapatna Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka
Nearest City: Mysore
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