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Bhadravathi is an industrial town and taluk headquarters in Shimoga district.
Bhadravathi is located at a distance of 20 Km from its district headquarters Shimoga.
The city is situated 597 meters above sea level. Bhadravathi got its name from the popular Bhadra River which flows through the city. Bhadravathi was earlier known as Benkipura or Benki Pattana (city of fire).
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple: The antique temple dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha is the main attraction of Bhadravathi. The temple was constructed in 13th century AD by Hoysala ruler Veera Narasimha, the Grand Son of Vishnuvardhana. The temple is built in Nakshatra style platform. The temple houses idols of Lord Srikrishna, Lord Purushottama, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Sharadamba and Lord Narasimha.
Rameshwara Temple: Rameshwara temple built on the banks of the river Tunga attracts pilgrims from all parts of Karnataka and other states
Nearby Tourist attractions:
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary situated in the midst of Western Ghats in Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts of Karnataka. This sanctuary is covering an area of 492.46 sq. km.
Distance from Bhadravathi:
Shimoga: 20 Km
Bangalore: 260 Km
Mysore: 227 Km
Mangalore: 205 Km
Karwar: 260 Km
Chikmagalur: 80 Km
Tumkur: 189 Km
Chitradurga: 98 Km
Hubli: 240 Km
Udupi: 200 Km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: The airport is getting constructed in Shimoga. The nearest airport is located at Hubli (223 Km)
Nearest Railway station: The Shimoga-Bangalore train, the Birur-Shimoga train, and the Mysore-Shimoga train all go via Bhadravathi.
Road: Bhadravathi is well connected by road network. Two national highways connects the city NH-206 and NH-13. Busses that goes from Bangalore to Shimoga has a stop at Bhadravathi.
Route Map from Bangalore to Bhadravathi:
Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Arasikere - Kadur - Bhadravathi
Route Map from Mysore to Bhadravathi:
Mysore - Channarayapattana - Arasikere - Kadur - Bhadravathi
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