How to reach Sathyagalam?
Sathyagalam, in the southern Indian state of
Karnataka, nestled in the dense jungles of
Kollegal is at a distance of about 125 Kms from
the capital, Bangalore.
Sathyagalam is well connected by rail, road and
There are plenty of trains which run from
Bangalore and Mysore and make stops at Maddur,
from where the pilgrim can access the temple by
a taxi or Bus.
Bus: It is just off the state highway that
connects the state capital, Bangalore, with
Kollegal, a Taluk headquarters.
Plenty of buses (both Government and private)
service this route for those dependent on public
transportation. The state owned, Karnataka State
Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses going
to Kollegal, B R Hills, Yelandur, Chamrajnagar,
make scheduled stops at Sathyagalam (referred to
as Sathyagalam Hand Post bus stop). The Famous
Kote Varadharajar Swamy Temple of Sathyagalam is
about a half kilometerís walk from the bus stop.
The bus driver/conductor, honoring special
requests can drop you closer to the temple too.
Taxi: One can even avail of taxi services from
Bangalore to get here.
The nearest airport is the Bangalore
International airport which services domestic
and international connections.
Local topography: The holy waters of the Cauvery
provide a serene backdrop to the SATHYAGALAM
shrine, which houses Sri Varadharajar and
Perundevi Thayar along with Acharya Sri Desikar.
Sathyagalam had the distinction of being
selected as a perfect setting for Swami
Desikanís daily Anushtanam, worship and writing.
It is proximal to the Madhyarangam Temple, a
popular pilgrimage destination which houses Lord
Ranganatha and Ranganayaki Thayar at
Shivanasamudhram falls (Srirangapattna is also
known as Aadi Rangam, Srirangam as Anthima
Rangam and Sivasamudram in Karnataka as
Madhyarangam).Other tourist spots close by are
Gaganchukki Falls, Bharichukki falls, Bluff,
(May we suggest you take your children on a
picnic cum Cultural Heritage Tour. This way your
children will learn about our heritage while
having fun. With advance notice, the temple can
arrange a paid lunch to complete the experience)
Common Bus and Train Route from
Bangalore and Mysore till MADDUR
Bus Route from Maddur to Sathyagalam and