is a small town near Mysore
. Tipu Sultan
ruled the Mysore state from Srirangapatna. The whole town is surrounded by the Cauvery river and makes Srirangapatna a unique island town. The town was the scene of at least one of the three battles that Tipu fought with the British
based in Madras
, and the place where he was killed ultimately. The town, among other things, is famous for a 1000 year old temple dedicated to Sri Ranganatha Swamy
(a form of Lord Vishnu
), after whom the town obtained its name.