An industrial town, Bhadravathi is situated on the edge of Baba Budan hills. The town was formerly known as ‘Benkipura.’ 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-
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.