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Farm in Konanur
Papaya cultivation in Konanur

Konanur (Paduvalamarahalli) is a village near Nanjangud in Mysore district of Karnataka state in India. .


Konanur is known for its scenic beauty and silent farmlands.

Get in[edit]

Konanur can be accessed by bus by getting down at Hegguvadi gate and taking the left road. This junction also has access to villages like Mukkadahalli and Kanagagiri. Another option is to travel by train from Mysore. The southern end of the platform is the exact beginning of the village and you can find a level crossing here.

Get around[edit]

When you turn left from the railway station and explore the village, the first landmark is a government primary school called padashala in Kannada. There is one village council or panchayath office here with the Indian national flag flying on it.


When you move further from the teashop, you reach the village center with a big tree and cemented seating place where the elders sit and chat. The village has no bus facility and feels quite alienated from outside influences. When you take the right turn from the village center, you reach a lake or what is locally called the Kere. There are four temples in front of the lake and the smaller one is very cute. Another temple has a bull over it and looks very photogenic in the mornings when the sunlight falls on it. When you come back to the village center and take the right diversion, you have another hundred meters of houses and the village ends with an old temple and an attached little cubicle like temple outside. There is a second railway level crossing on the Mysore side of the station. When you cross the railway track and come to the other side of the village, there are big papaya farms, banana farms and potato farms. A new white building is coming here and it looks like a school. The farm has a road in the middle which takes you to the highway.




The road from the railway station takes you to a small tea shop with wooden benches and the village atmosphere inside. Food is cooked with wood and the people sit and chat in a friendly manner. The teashop sells tea, idlis and pooris for breakfast and closes by ten o’clock. Maybe they open again by evening. There is one small shop attached to the tea shop where a lady sells bananas and provisions.



There are no lodges in Konanur. The nearest towns offering accommodation are Nanjangud and Chamarajanagar.


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