Malavalli is a historic town located 24 km from Mandya
. Numerous trees, hillocks and rivers dotting its terrain add to the scenic bliss. This town was partially ruined by Tipu Sultan
himself to prevent its being of use to the British.
This place is an important center for sericulture, a growing industry in Karnataka. Malavalli, a developing town, also has a flourishing leather unit.
Accommodations are available for the visitors in the P.W.D Guest House. Mysore Junction Railway station is the nearest major railway station. The closest airport is Bangalore International Airport.