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Bannur Town near Mysore

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, if the commotion of the busy crowds around you and the horns of vehicles blowing at full volume are really driving you crazy then Bannur is one destination where you can escape for few days to seek solace, and comfort your tired nerves. This small panchayat town in the Mysore district of Karnataka will give you a quiet rustic-like flavor and if you are used to an out-and-out city life here you’ll get to relax in the pristine ambiance of a panchayat town, which though called a ‘town’ is very much an outskirts full of greenery and so you can breathe lungs full of pollution free fresh air in Bannur, Karnataka.


Demographics of Bannur

The Census Reports of 2001 indicate that this town’s population at that time was 23, 190 of which 51% were males and 49% were females. The literacy rate of the town falls below the National Average Literacy rate which is 59.5% while that of Bannur is 59%. Also in Bannur among the literates 54% are males while 49% are females.  From this rough brief sketch of Bannur demographics data you can well understand that this part of Mysore is still lagging behind socially. Social enlightenment perhaps is yet to reach this part of the country and there are many other such parts in India where patriarchal domination still prevails. But things are taking a positive turn in the very recent years in Bannur because its economy is improving greatly now. Read on to know how.

Tourist Attractions & Things to do in Bannur

The natives of Bannur previously used to depend primarily on agriculture and sheep rearing plus farming for their livelihood but now that tourists have started visiting Bannur in large numbers almost all year round, tourism and hospitality too has become an important source of earning for them.  Your visit to Bannur will really be a memorable experience because there are some very worth seeing tourist spots in Bannur which had long remained unexplored. Some of the major tourist attractions of Bannur are: Kariyappa temple, Chamundeswari temple, Shri Rama Mandir.  So you can feel an inner peace and a sort of spiritual enlightening from your touring of so many temples in a go! The architecture of each of these temples is really breath-taking and if you have interest in that field you’ll really enjoy the trip.

If you are on the lookout for some art or entertainment facilities in Bannur there are two very good destinations where you can get what you are looking for and those are Someshwara Chitra Mandir and Sri Hemadri Chitra Mandir.

If you wish to spend a quiet afternoon with yourself the Maakanalli lake area nestled in the lap of nature can offer you that scope. Whether you go there in group or alone, it offers the perfect natural setting to recharge you and prepare you for a renewed race.

Accommodation at Bannur

Tourists going to Bannur will not have much problem with their accommodation because there are many hotels in Bannur now. And usually the good hotels are located in vicinity to the major tourist spots in Bannur. For hotels you find options like budget hotels, mid-budget hotels, luxury hotels and also there are many restaurants around the town today. Some of prominent hotels in Bannur are Hotel Jade Garden, Fortune JP Palace, Hotel Ritz, Hotel Maurya Palace, Hotel Abhishek, Park Lane Hotel and so on. This clearly indicates that tourism has brought a sea change in Bannur. Its economy is developing today in leaps and bounds!

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