Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya District.
Located on an island in the Cauvery River, the town of Srirangapatna was once the fortress capital of the region controlled by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.
Most of the trains that ply from Bangalore to Mysore stop here. However it is recommended that you take an early morning train, as this gives an ample window to explore the place.
Autos can be hired from near the bus stand, taxis are available too. Most of them understand hindi or english, get hold of someone who does. For a predetermined price, they will take you to most of the places of interest. Price, as almost always in India, is negotiable, so ask 3-4 persons before deciding. Walking is another good option, maps and signposts abound, so getting around should not be difficult.
The gumbaz is situated at the eastern extreme of Srirangapatna. It enshrines the cenotaphs of Hyder Ali, his wife Fakr-Un-Nisa and Tipu Sultan, after his death in 1799 A.D.
Restaurants can be found near the bus stand. Snacks are available is most of the small shops. However, food here is pretty basic as most people come here for half day trips.