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An industrial town, Bhadravathi is situated on the edge of Baba Budan hills. The town was formerly known as ĎBenkipura.í Shimoga is 19 km north of Bhadravathi.

Rich in iron-ore, Bhadravathi houses the Mysore Iron and Steel Ltd. A cement and a paper factory is also located here. Coffee cultivation is a major agricultural activity.

The main attraction of the town is the 13th century Lakshminarayan Temple in Hoysala style.

Bhadravati Railway Station is on the Shimoga- Birur line. National Highway 48 connecting Bangalore to Mangalore passes through Bhadravathi and the city of Bangalore is 256 km, away. The National Highway 4 connecting Bangalore to Chennai also passes through Bhadravathi.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Shimoga
Location: Bhadravathi    

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